|HOW SILVER WAS MEANT TO BE |
WELCOME TO ARGENTIUM™ STERLING SILVER
Sterling silver has come of age - with the invention of Argentium™ Sterling Silver, the most important advance in silver technology in modern times. Unlike standard sterling silver, Argentium™ Sterling Silver is virtually tarnish-free and stays how silver was meant to be: forever beautiful.
This revolution in sterling silver is only one of the six unique benefits of Argentium™ Sterling Silver.
Our website has been set up to promote these benefits to manufacturers, silversmiths, retailers and the consumer – and to create a forum for the new exciting developments in Argentium™ Sterling Silver.
WHAT DOES THE 'as' SILVER MARK TELL YOU?
Only Argentium™ Sterling Silver, a silver produced to a higher standard than traditional sterling silver, is marked with the 'as' silver mark. Look out for this mark to benefit from the remarkable developments which will revolutionise the way in which silver is manufactured and appreciated in the 21st century.
TARNISH-RESISTANT – KEEPS ITS SHINE
Imagine a sterling silver that simply stays bright and beautiful for weeks, months, for years – without the need to polish it. Argentium™ Sterling Silver is highly tarnish-resistant. It requires nothing more than light dusting or an occasional wipe with a soft cloth to keep its lasting shine.
Argentium™ Sterling Silver is made to a higher standard than traditional sterling silver and is guaranteed to be not less than 92.5% pure.
When standard sterling silver is heated in air, copper oxide is formed – this oxide penetrates below the surface of the material and causes a dark, disfiguring stain called firescale. Argentium™ Sterling Silver does not develop firescale and remains unstained throughout the heating process.
HARDER AND MORE DURABLE
Argentium™ Sterling Silver can be made nearly twice as hard as annealed standard sterling silver by a simple heat treatment.
Unlike ordinary sterling silver, Argentium™ Sterling Silver can be laser welded, opening up completely new avenues in application and design.
ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLIER IN THE WORKPLACE
Environmentally hazardous processes in the workplace associated with removing firescale are a thing of the past.