I've recently fabricated a wedding band for a couple (who were on a
very small budget) out of Continuum Silver.
I had decided to try this new alloy as it is a tarnish resistant
alloy and when heat treated compares to the hardness of white gold.
I used Continuum Silver hard solder for color match when
constructing the band and once finished and cleaned up I heat
treated the metal as suggested by the manufacturer in a kiln.
Within a few weeks the ring was heavily oxidized and the couple is
returning the ring. My clients sent me a photograph of the ring and
it was nearly black.
Obviously the ring came in contact with something that caused the
oxidation. but I am unable to uncover what as my clients live in
Has anyone else encountered similar reaction to this metal? Do you
think that a person's body chemistry could cause such a quick