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Mixing Argentium and Sterling Silver


#1

I have a question regarding Todd’s attempts to cast with the Delft
system. Perhaps someone out there can verify whether or not it would
be a problem mixing Argentium and sterling silver.

thanks,
Jennifer Friedman


#2

Hi Jennifer,

I have a question regarding Todd's attempts to cast with the Delft
system. Perhaps someone out there can verify whether or not it
would be a problem mixing Argentium and sterling silver. 

There would not be a problem mixing Argentium Sterling with standard
sterling other than you would lose the firescale and tarnish
resistance because you will have diluted the germanium.
Heat-hardening properties would also be diminished. It should still
work well as a casting alloy because the germanium will still act as
a deoxidizer when the alloy is in a fluid state.

Cynthia Eid
http://www.cynthiaeid.com