I am waiting for my Argentium, but I will just make some comfort fit
round rings and some mobius rings.
Will try fusing and if that fails will use Argentium easy solder.
I have heard a lot of negatives about working Argentium. Note not
from silversmiths but hobby people and goldsmiths.
Goldsmiths go in hot and fast, no firescale.
Silversmiths tell me it can be a steep learning curve but not
impossible and with practise easier than sterling and superior in
Silversmithing is gentle/subtle when fabricating to avoid firescale
as much as possible. I use my torch on silver like a paint brush.
If you have been trained to work silver you can easily work high
karat gold alloys with just a little change in the size of solder
pieces. But if you have been trained to work in gold it is not as
easy to swap to silver. This is why it is good to be trained in both
Now some who work in gold look down on silversmiths because it is a
less expensive metal. Seems strange to me both metals are unique in
their own way. In ancient Egypt silver was much more valuable than
gold as it was rarer. Poor babies so much gold to play with.
If you think you are superior because you “only” work gold two words
Georg Jensen LOL. Actually one word will do “Torun” my favourite
designer of all time the skill, quality and out look on the
I like the challenge of silver but also like very much to work in 18
Then we have those who work in the most amazing metals, Titanium is
way far cool and those Japanese alloys are really cool too too few
hours to play with them all.
All the best