Sterling silvers

Greetings all,

I am doing my Honours year at the Australian National University,
Canberra School of Art researching new sterling silver alloys
currently on the market. I would like to ask those of you working in
silver for a boon: could you take a moment to answer the questions

  1. Do you use a new Sterling alloy or the traditional silver/copper?

1b) which of the new sterlings are you using?

1c) What is the manufacturing style (as in casting, raising,

  1. If you work in sterling silver and use the traditional
    silver/copper alloy, Have you tried any of the new alloys?

2b) Why do you not use a new alloy?

Answers will not be published except as a summary.

Thank you