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Separating argentium and sterling


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Both argentium and regular sterling ear wires were ordered and both
packages were opened and mixed together. When it was discovered that
two different types of metal were mixed, I wondered if I could find
a way to separate the two. I put both types in a sealed plastic bag
of rubber bands. The sulfur in the rubber will tarnish sterling.
After three days, the sterling had a distinct degree of tarnish that
the argentium did not.

Richard Hart G.G.
Denver, Co.