what is "deoxidized" sterling silver?
Karen, I think the reference is to the silicon-deoxidized fire-stain
free 925 silver developed by Tony Eccles the jeweller-owner of Apecs
Investment Casting in Australia some years ago - very clever man is
our Tony !
Some useful about chemical and physical characteristics
of the material is heRe: http://www.apecs.com.au/bright.htm
I believe United Precious Metal Refining is the US distributor of
this and the related silicon-deoxidized golds from APECS.