I am a bit worried about using silver chain with Argentium
findings, I believe I read a few weeks ago that there is a reaction
if the two are in contact with eachother.... They discolour or
something of that nature.
I've mixed the two metals together on projects and never had a
problem. In particular one projects was to replace all the ear wires
of a woman's silver earrings with Argentium Sterling (AS) ear wires.
I'm in close contact with her and the only thing to note thus far is
that she's much happier with the AS ear wires (she reacts badly to
As to the discoloration question, might you be thinking of AS being
contaminated by buffs used on regular sterling? That is known to
lead to discoloration issues on AS due, it is assumed, to copper
being transferred to the AS via the dirty buffs.
Other than that I don't think I've heard of regular sterling
staining AS. I suppose it could happen if the two were to rub against
each other a lot but if the earring example I mentioned above is any
example it seems more of a theoretical concern than a practical one.
Sorry, I don't know of an AS chain supplier. If you find one I'd
sure be interested to hear about it.
in The City of Light
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