Does any one know of an alternative to germanium sterling silver
... thescos in england have let thier licence for this run out and
have no plans to renew it ....
Ah, that would explain why I have had no response to the emails I
sent them (Thessco). Same with ArgentiumSilver.com for that matter.
Tony Eccles has written here on Orchid about a similar, independently
developed, Germanium alloy:
"I have patented a fire-scale free range of Sterling silver alloys.
These alloys are known in Australia as 'Bright Silver 925'."
Unfortunately neither he nor the vendor he recommends,
HorizonMetals.com, are answering their emails on the subject either.
Perhaps I'm too small a fish to bother with but I would have thought
that the offer to purchase 1-2 kg would have at least been worth a
Is it simply the case that it's no longer available outside the US?
Hopefully that's not the case as it would be an rather inglorious
start for "the silver alloy for the next 5000 years" or whatever the
marketing phrase de jour was.