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Argentium & standard sterling together


#1

I’ve delved into Argentium sterling silver but, still have a lot of
standard sterling in inventory. I was thinking of using/soldering
standard sterling in places that I want to patina. And applying a
mask on the argentium parts before applying liver of sulfur or other
patina. Any thought or problems that anyone sees with soldering the 2
together to do this?

Thanks,
Regis


#2

Hi Regis,

I've delved into Argentium sterling silver but, still have a lot
of standard sterling in inventory. I was thinking of
using/soldering standard sterling in places that I want to patina.
And applying a mask on the argentium parts before applying liver of
sulfur or other patina. Any thought or problems that anyone sees
with soldering the 2 together to do this? 

There is no problem with using SS with AS. I think your plan makes a
lot of sense. Just remember to avoid using Hard solder, if
possible—pretty close to the melting temperature of AS.

Cynthia Eid
http://www.cynthiaeid.com


#3

Cynthia,

There may be a problem if Regis wants to use the Argentium stamp.
That would indicate that the entire piece is Argentium - a potential
issue.

Jeff Herman
http://www.hermansilver.com