Hi there, I saw a request for on Copper free Strerling
Silver that she assumed was used by one of the most popular high end
jewelry retailers. There is Silver alloy That doesn’t contain copper
and is pretty tarnish resistant. It is sold by Refineing One in Rhode
Island , I think the name is Sterelite (or something like that).
Problem with the alloy is is is softer than sterling, doesn’t solder,
or plate well. I think they use some zinc alloy in it.
At any rate, That “High End Retailer” doesn’t specifically use this
alloy, they like the standard sterling alloy. It tarnishes like any
other article made of streling, in the deign and development
process of their jewerly articles they take great pains to make
product that can be cleaned with their littel blue buffing cloths,
and you can bring the item back at any time to get it professionally
cleaned at their stores. This info is for Dede, she requested the
info back in May of this year… Sincereley, Wayne C