Hi Suzi Cadmium has, in the past, been added to silver to make it more
resistant to oxidation, and more ductile for spinning. The problem is
that cadmium is highly toxic, and will volatilize if cadmium
containing silver is melted. I would avoid this like the plague!
Indium is often used as a substitute for cadmium in silver alloys.
This is much less hazardous, and imparts the same properties. It is
unfortunately also quite a lot more expensive - there had to be a
Cheers for now