Monday, February 8, 2010
New items and new metals! Find out why...
I am now working with 14K Gold Filled wire and Argentium Silver. Here is a sneak peek at my new pieces! I will be posting more items (including rings and necklaces) so make sure you check my shop often!
Here's a run down on the new materials I am working with!
Argentium silver is a newer alloy that is highly tarnish resistant, purer, brighter and more versatile than sterling silver. It contains the metal germanium as a base instead of copper. Germanium is an alloy that loves oxygen making Argentium silver highly resistant to tarnishing!
Pieces made using Argentium silver will last longer and shine brighter than Sterling silver. The Argentium that I use in .930 instead of .925, which means there is more actual silver in the wire.
14K Gold fill is tarnish resistant, longer lasting and NOT plated! Gold fill undergoes a special heating process that bonds the gold to the under lying sterling silver or jewelers brass core. Plated gold does not under go this process and as a result has a tendency to tarnish and wear off. Gold fill is known to have heirloom quality to it, meaning it won't tarnish and wear off! The gold that I use is 14/20 meaning in contains 5% pure gold, that's 100 times more gold than plated!
All of my jewelry comes hand made and in special gift boxes! Feel free to contact me with questions or special requests!
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