What is Argentium® Silver?

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Argentium Silver Pink Amethyst Ring - MONOLISA Jewelry Made in California
Argentium Silver Pink Amethyst Ring

There are so many questions and discussions around Argentium silver vs traditional sterling jewelry. This article answers the many questions about Argentium silver and the benefits of the beautiful shiny metal.  

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Argentium - The Finest Silver
What is Argentium Silver?

Argentium silver contains 93.6% pure silver and is more pure than traditional  sterling silverThe metal is hypoallergenic also known to fight infections and is associated with antibiotics along with skin repair. 

Does Argentium Silver Contain Nickle?

No, Argentium silver is nickel free.

How is Argentium Silver Made?

It is made from 100% recycled silver and ethically sourced. This Argentium metal MONOLISA uses in their designs is made in the USA. Argentium silver does not require harsh chemicals during the production process compared to other metal materials.

Argentium Silver Stack Rings - MONOLISA Jewelry Made in California 
Argentium Silver Classic and Textured Ring Bands

Will Argentium Silver Tarnish?

Argentium silver is seven times more tarnish resistant that sterling silver. No silver material is 100% tarnish free. 

Does Argentium Silver Stay Brighter and Whiter than Other Metals? 

Argentium silver is brighter than traditional sterling silver, white gold, palladium and platinum - as you can see in the MONOLISA collection. Argentium silver patented formation contains the element germanium. The germanium element creates a self-healing, protective layer on the surface slowing the tarnishing process. Germanium delivers the beautiful white color in Argentium silver pieces. 
Argentium Silver Topaz Cuff Bracelet - MONOLISA Jewelry Made in California
Argentium Silver Topaz Cuff Bracelet 

Is Argentium Silver As Strong as Traditional Sterling Silver?

Yes, Argentium silver is stronger and more durable than traditional sterling.

Who Invented Argentium Silver?

Argentium silver was invented by Master Silversmith, Peter Johns at Middlesex University, London. It was patented in 1998.

Argentium Silver Sculpted Ring - MONOLISA Rings Made in California
Argentium® Silver Sculpted Ring

How Do I Clean Argentium Silver Jewelry Pieces?

Argentium silver is low maintenance and simple to clean. Use a soft cloth or wash lightly with soap. To avoid water spots dry your jewelry piece immediately. Don't use dip polishes with Argentium silver. 

Argentium Silver Ring with White and Blue Sapphires - MONOLISA Rings Made in California

Argentium® Silver Duo Sapphire Ring

The above ring designed with beautiful white and blue sapphires - from the MONOLISA Argentium Silver Jewelry Collection made by designer, Lisa Ramos in her Clayton, California studio

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California Handbag & Jewelry Designer - Lisa Ramos

This blog article is written by California Designer, Lisa Ramos who is a member of the International Gem Society (IGS) and Argentium Silver Guild.


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