(Closed) Has Anyone Heard of Argentium Silver?

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
295 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Yup:  it’s a relatively new silver alloy and definitely tarnishes significantly less than traditional sterling.  I’ve worked with it quite afit (I make jewelry as a hobby) and have no complaints.

Post # 4
1880 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

All argentium I’ve ever seen is also 92.5% silver. I have several argentium pieces that I’ve had for a year plus, and they’ve basically not tarnished at all.

However, most plain silver bands worn everyday shouldn’t tarnish because of skin oils and use and stuff. My father has a silver wedding band (that my grandmother made) and it has never tarnished. He’s worn it every day for over 45 years (she made it for him when he was in his late teens, and he wore it on his right hand until he married my mom) and it’s still in good shape.

Post # 6
6355 posts
Bee Keeper

Skin oils actually will help tarnish silver, but worn jewelry still doesn’t tend to tarnish… the actual reason is because of the regular friction! One is constantly lightly polishing the silver pieces one wears, simply by wearing them.

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