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S88 silver alloy


#1

Hi all

after seeing a video by jay about alloys to make sterling i had a
look on the site he named and there was a few for adding to fine
silver to make sterling, has anyone used united metals for there
alloys for silver, i found one "S88 " is this a good one to use for
sterling to rolling into sheet, can anyone recommend any others or
at least what is the best one to use

many thanks
jason


#2

Hi Jason,

I, myself got turned on to the S88 Alloy a little while ago, and all
I can say is that it is terrific.

I get all of my tarnish resistant/de-oxidized alloys from them for
gold, silver, platinum etc.

Aside form the S88 there is another one and I using called S57. It
[s57] is much shiner and whiter in colour than the S88 and it has
improved hardness and better tarnish resisting. Yay!

I have rolled it, milled it, carved it, forged it with my hammer and
I have done repousse/chased on very thin sheets. It works like a
dream.

My boss is also going to get some stuff called Sterlium, a patent of
theirs which I think is like a new and improved Agentium. It is
harder, whiter and does not become brittle and temperamental like
some Argentium when annealed.

BTW, no I don’t work for these guys, but their stuff is really
great.

Giancarlo.