I am a emblematic jewelery manufacturer. I am getting a lot of or
ders for silver pieces to be done. They vary from class rings to
corporate logos. The problem is this… I use the "super silver"
deoxidized alloys from Swest and United metals. These pieces always
come out very soft and easy to scratch. Also, I have done the
recommended 2 hours at 500 degrees in the oven to “harden” them but
that still does not work. Does any one know how to make silver rock
hard for durability? My class rings shanks always bend and w arp
after a couple of weeks from customer wear. And these are not thin
piece s! I purchased one of those really big hollow crosses at the
mall kiosk out of silver and I could not bend it with my hands. All
my pieces I could bend like butter. What am I doing wrong? Or is
there a better alloy?