I am interested in experimenting with Argentium, as it has gotten a
lot of positive press lately. I presume I will have to use
Argentium solder too because of the lower melting temp and because
we don't want our solder joints to tarnish? Is that right?
I've been experimenting with Argentium since May of 2005. I love it!
Remember that Argentium Sterling is quite a bit different than
regular Sterling Silver. Don't let the differences discourage you.
For myself, things got easier when I stopped treating it like
Sterling and started treating like an alloy that I had never used
before. Although Argentium Sterling Silver is highly tarnish
resistant, I like it because there is no firescale and it's so
malleable after annealing. Another plus is that precipitation
hardening is very easy (it gets quite hard).
I prefer using the Argentium Solder because of the lower soldering
Special thanks to Cynthia Eid for getting me interested in Argentium