Argentium silver is 93.5% pure silver whereas traditional Sterling silver is 92.5%. Traditional Sterling adds 7.% copper. Argentium silver removes the copper and adds an alloy called germanium which gives it its unique and superior properties beneficial to consumers.
Benefits of Argentium silver:
Highly Tarnish Resistant: Because it is a purer silver than traditional Sterling silver, it is highly resistant to the effects of tarnishing agents (including pollution, perspiration and UV light). We, at the studio, increase its resistant to tarnish by exposing the metals to high heat in our Kiln.
Hypoallergenic: This means that Argentium Silver is suitable for those who are unable to wear traditional Sterling Silver.
Responsible: It is certified that Argentium is produced using 100% recycled silver.
As a member of the Argentium Guild, Marye Brenda Studios has applied for and has received the high honor of being a licenced user of the Argentium Brand and Trademarks. This entitles us the unique ability to use the Winged Unicorn Mark and the "Made in Argentium Silver" logo. Our license and stamp number is AS 1834.