Firstly a very big thank you to all those who have emailed me about
using Argentium. Great and very professional.
I was very nervous about using it as I had heard stories about how
hard it was to use from hobby people. Well Hello as a silversmith of
25 years all those stories are just that stories from ill trained
Annealing not problem gentle flame, let it rest before quenching.
You can work it further than sterling before it needs to be
Soldering, I have only used Argentium easy, a dream low melt point
and flows well.
My flux Comweld brazing flux #2 works like a charm.
Cleaned up with 1200 grit and wow was it quick.
Polished only once with Hyfin, no tripoli needed. The shine is
wonderful, much better than sterling.
Yes no firescale.
So it works faster and better than sterling. I have yet to set
stones but cannot see any problems.
About 25% more than sterling but the labour saving make the extra
I only made silver rings today but the labour saving means I can
make a better product and sell for the same price as the sterling.
For once the advertising about a product is TRUE.
A big thank you to A and E metals for making my special order in
Argentium and also to Cynthia Eid for her emails and for getting the
ball rolling in Australia.
Also the advertising material available is fantastic, thank you
So Argentium will change your business, sterling will just not
So all my sterling will be in a run out sale now.
Only problem is I have to clean the oven, yuk big time, to cook the
Argentium tomorrow morning.
all the best