I have only started using Argentium recently. I love the way it
fuses and solders, and the firescale resistance(!), but I find my
finished pieces develop a dull, muddy look to them.
If I have just polished or tumbled them, they look great, but (one
of my two chains, and a ring) they look crummy a few hours later.
Traditional sterling doesn't get that look (to my eye) even if quite
The only chain that stays bright is one that I made into a choker,
so it's touching my skin all the time. The inside of the ring has a
brushed not a bright finish, so it's hard to tell, but it looks
better to me.
Does anyone else see this: Argentium has a yellowish cast, and
traditional sterling is bluish?
thanks for any insight,