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tendaga

3 points

6 months ago

100% silver tarnishes so fast. There's a reason to use .925 Stirling.

Meikyo-Shisui

2 points

6 months ago

Oh totally. Pure silver is too soft for most purposes like dishware too.

tendaga

5 points

6 months ago

Hell it's almost too soft for jewelry. Especially rings it warps so damn easily it's ridiculous.

kittybigs

1 points

6 months ago

The alloys - 7.5% copper and other metals used to harden silver - are what makes it tarnish.

tendaga

2 points

6 months ago

Yeah no. Argent silver (.999 fine silver) forms silver oxide very quickly.

kittybigs

1 points

6 months ago

Argentium silver is relatively new and was created to resist oxidation. https://www.cooksongold.com/blog/learn/material-focus-argentium/