don't forget that Hoover and Strong has Argentium Sterling,
Didn't know that. I thought nobody else was going to start carrying
it until fall.
I've been told by Kevin Whitmore at Rio that they will have
Argentium available by the end of June. Who told you that it would
not be until August?
I called the 800 number and asked, and the little order taking guy
went away to talk to someone about it. When he came back, he said it
would be available in August. He could give me no about
pricing (such as, are you going to be able to add Argentium, fine
silver, and traditional sterling up for quantity discount? Once
bitten, twice shy, I want to know for sure now before I order again)
(Meantime, I have written to Kevin at Rio to check on how things
Let us know what he says. I really want to switch totally over to
the Argentium, I'd like to know if they're going to carry it in any
of the finer wire guages, square wire, and half-round.
BTW, I am told that Rio built a new stockroom for Argentium
Sterling, to make sure that the two silvers don't get mixed up----
which I find interesting.....
Well I had an e-mail from someone apparently associated with the
university in UK that developed the alloy suggesting that one of
their suppliers had gotten traditional sterling mixed up with the
Argentium, and that I might have gotten some of the wrong stuff
(apparently something I said about my earwires not hardening up very
easily, she thought I must have fine silver instead of the
I passed that correspondence on to Stuller, and e-mailed her back
asking her why she thought that, but (unless the e-mail is buried
further down in the 4-day backlog of new e-mails) I haven't heard
back from her.
It's not surprising that Argentium wouldn't work harden quickly, is
it? Because all these months I've had the impression that was one
of the major differences between Argentium and standard sterling....