Argentium. This simple pendant comes from my fascination with trees and leaves and the curves of plants as they grow. The leaves are enhanced by patination caused by the application of liver of sulphur, which oxidises the silver and gives a variety of beautful colours. The "Branch" pendant comes supplied on an 18 inch sterling silver curb chain.
Argentium silver is a relatively new silver alloy with germanium being added to the mix. This makes for a whiter, brighter silver, with very strong tarnish resistant properties, it is also very ductile making it idea for chasing and repousse projects. Although higher in silver content (935 parts per 1000 as opposed to 925 parts per 1000) than sterling silver, Argentium silver is currently hallmarked by the London assay office using the 925 sterling silver standard.
Please see our "Care for your jewellery" section for how to look after this item.