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Argentium again

    When I ordered the stuff I bought it in the cheapest form I
could, raw cast plate that had been rolled down to 5mm, and that's
worked out great.  Of course you need a rolling mill to make good
use out of it in that form but the stuff is a joy to roll.  It work
hardens noticeably slower that regular sterling and if you're
careful you can pretty much avoid pickling after you've annealed. 

Did you ever use the hardenable silver that Johnson Matthey used to
sell in the 80s? I wonder how these new alloys compare?

Bill Bedford

Did you ever use the hardenable silver that Johnson Matthey used to
sell in the 80s? I wonder how these new alloys compare? 

Hello Bill,

Sorry, back in the 80’s I was still a schoolboy, well university
actually, and the closest I came to thinking about sterling silver
was wondering how cheaply I could produce those silly silver coke
spoons that people thought were cool to wear.

A bit before my jewellery making days I’m afraid.

Cheers,
Trevor F.