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Argentium Sterling Wire - Dead Soft


 
Argentium silver is a sterling silver alloy which modifies the traditional alloy (92.5% silver + 7.5% copper) by replacing some of the copper with metalloid germanium. As it still contains at least 92.5% silver it is still referred to as Sterling Silver. Adding germanium gives this metal amazing anti-tarnish properties.

Use Argentium wire to fabricate earwires, components and findings. With Silver-Prep you can prepare sterling silver to fire directly in place with metal clay. Heat Hardening Sterling Silver: Place items in kiln to be hardened. Fast ramp to 750F and hold for 30 minutes. Remove and quench if possible. Quenching quickly realigns the crystal structure to result in additional hardness. Do not quench any metal containing stones, glass or other non-metallic embedded items.

If you need a longer length, we can cut into 1 foot or longer sections if available. Please call customer service or simply specify any requirements in the order notes.

Feet Per Ounce for Sterling Silver Wire:
  • 14 gauge - 4.7
  • 16 gauge - 7.5
  • 18 gauge - 12
  • 20 gauge - 19
  • 22 gauge - 33.3
  • 24 gauge - 48.1
  • 26 gauge - 73.6
  • 28 gauge - 122
Argentium is a special slow-tarnishing alloy. Use with PMC Pro for a perfect color match.

Item# Item Name Per Foot: Qty Add
WIR-023 Argentium® Sterling Wire - 22ga 1/2 Hard - 1 Foot
$3.55
WIR-022 Argentium® Sterling Wire - 22ga Dead Soft - 1 Foot
$2.45
WIR-024 Argentium® Sterling Wire - 24ga Dead Soft - 1 Foot
$2.30
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