I've embarked on a grand adventure: attending classes at Jewelry Studies International. This new teaching studio in Austin offers two Jewelry Arts Diplomas designed exclusively around Argentium silver. The relatively new alloy adds a small percentage of germanium to the silver and copper mix, changing how absolutely everything works. No more fire scale, very slow tarnishing, and the ability to fuse as well as solder open up lots of possibilities for this new material.
|first fused rings in Argentium sterling|
|fused Argentium sterling rings|
|Ancient Bronze Bracelets, with ancient bronze, 22K gold, granulation and diamonds|
by Ronda Coryell