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Peter_G_Johns

I am the inventor of Argentium Sterling Silver and Technical Director for Argentium Silver Co. Ltd. I trained and worked as a silversmith for twelve years and I am a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths and the City of London. During my apprenticeship, I won a Gold Medal at the Industrial Olympics as well as several awards for craftsmanship. My masterpiece to gain the freedom of The Goldsmiths' Company was a silver cross, which is now the Processional Cross used at Canterbury Cathedral. I am also a Fellow of The Institute of Professional Goldsmiths. Through my research into silver alloys, I have developed international links and working relationships with leading manufacturing companies. Argentium Sterling Silver was developed through my research at Middlesex University, where I worked within the School of Art, Design and the Performing Arts. Initial research focused upon the prevention of firescale in sterling silver and further research revealed other superior properties of the alloy, including high tarnish resistance. My current responsibilities are to direct the research activities and product development program for Argentium Silver Co. Ltd. This involves liaising with manufacturing companies, providing technical support and working closely with their technical teams. I am also responsible for promoting the technical benefits of Argentium Sterling Silver through lectures, presentations and practical demonstrations across the globe.; http://www.argentiumsilver.com Argentium Sterling Silver