Wire - Argentium

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Wire - Argentium

Argentium is a variation of Sterling Silver which has a higher percentage of Silver. It contains Silver (93.5%), germanium as well as copper. Argentium does not tarnish as quickly as Sterling Silver making it an excellent alternative for those who like a beautiful bright silver finish. This wire is made in the US.

 

There are a few other benef...

Argentium is a variation of Sterling Silver which has a higher percentage of Silver. It contains Silver (93.5%), germanium as well as copper. Argentium does not tarnish as quickly as Sterling Silver making it an excellent alternative for those who like a beautiful bright silver finish. This wire is made in the US.

 

There are a few other benefits of Argentium due to the lower copper content when compared to standard sterling silver. It can be heated and soldered and rarely develops firescale (firestain), making it a rapid and easy clean up after heating and soldering. Also, customers have noticed that there is less pitting when making balled headpins (due to the reduced copper content) leaving a nice smooth finished ball. It can also be hammered, wrapped, shaped and soldered just like Sterling Silver, and it is recommended to use Argentium based solder to maintain the same tarnish resistant properties.

 

Argentium has its own stamp available from the trademark owners (registration is required). However, it can also be stamped as 925 as this is a minimum silver content notation.

 

We stock a wide range of gauges and shapes, including round, square, half-round, bezel and twisted wires in Argentium.  Here is a quick list of the gauges we stock :-

 

  • 12ga (2.0mm) in Round wire;
  • 14ga (1.6mm) in Round wire;
  • 16ga (1.3mm) in Round, Half Round and Square wire;
  • 18ga (1.02mm) in Round, Half Round, Square and Twisted wire;
  • 19ga (0.91mm) in Round wire;
  • 20ga (0.80mm) in Round, Half Round, Square and Twisted wire;
  • 21ga (0.72mm) in Round, Half Round, Square and Twisted wire;
  • 22ga (0.64mm) in Round, Half Round and Square wire;
  • 24ga (0.51mm) in Round and Square wire;
  • 26ga (0.40mm) in Round wire;
  • 28ga (0.32mm) in Round and bezel (flat) wire and
  • 30ga (0.25mm) in Round wire.

 

All precious metals are sold in one continuous piece.  If you order more than one, you will receive multiple pieces of the length you have ordered.

 

All available stock is ready to be shipped.  Order and pay before 1 pm Qld time on any business day and we will ship your order that same day.  We ship Australia wide using Australia Post and to New Zealand (via the postal network).

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Wire - Argentium There are 103 products.

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  • 12 gauge (2.05mm)

    All of the wire in this section is Argentium 12 Gauge in various tensions and shapes.

  • 14 gauge (1.6mm)

    All of the wire in this section are Argentium 14 Gauge in various tensions and shapes.

  • 16 gauge (1.3mm)

    All of the wire in this section are Argentium 16 Gauge in various tensions and shapes.

  • 18 gauge (1.02mm)

    All of the wire in this section are Argentium 18 Gauge in various tensions and shapes.

  • 19 gauge (0.91mm)

    All of the wire in this section are Argentium 19 Gauge in various tensions and shapes.

  • 20 gauge (0.80mm)

    All of the wire in this section are Argentium 20 Gauge in various tensions and shapes.

  • 21 gauge (0.72mm)

    All of the wire in this section are Argentium 21 Gauge in various tensions and shapes.

  • 22 gauge (0.64m)

    All of the wire in this section are Argentium 22 Gauge in various tensions and shapes.

  • 24 gauge (0.51mm)

    All of the wire in this section are Argentium 24 Gauge in various tensions and shapes.

  • 26 gauge (0.40mm)

    All of the wire in this section are Argentium 26 Gauge in various tensions and shapes.

  • 28 gauge (0.32mm)

    All of the wire in this section are Argentium 28 Gauge in various tensions and shapes.

  • 30 Gauge (0.25mm)

    This category contains Argentium wire in 30 gauge in various tensions and lengths.

  • Round Wire

    All of the wire in this section are Argentium in a round shape and various tensions.

  • Half Round Wire

    All of the wire in this section are Argentium in a Half Round shape and in various gauges and tensions.

  • Square Wire

    All of the wire in this section are Argentium in a Square shape and in various gauges and tensions.

  • Special Shaped Wire

    All of the wire in this section are Argentium in different non-standard shapes, like twisted, flat, beaded etc.

  • Gallery Bezel Wire
    A selection of special gallery wire and bezel wire all made from Argentium. Please see the individual items for sizing information. These wires can be used with Argentium sheet, wire and solder.
  • Argentium Solder

    You will find Solder designed for use with Argentium Wire and Sheet.

  • Argentium Mixed Packs

    Ideal as a sample pack, for making findings or even to complete small projects.  Be sure to check the full description of each pack for a full list of the packs contents.  All packs are sold as is.  Contain new, unused wire and no two packs are the same!

    Hint: Set the View to "List View" to quickly see what each pack contains.

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