We currently CAST IN pure 940 argentium silver
940 means 94% pure silver, which means argentium is purer than sterling silver (which is 92.5% pure). It's also stronger, brighter, more durable than sterling, but most importantly: Argentium silver is more environment-friendly than traditional silvers.
It was originally created to combat tarnishing, but turns out it has amazing qualities in comparison to traditional sterling silver.
Argentium vs Sterling:
Due to Argentium silver being fire-stain resistant (resistant to stains left behind after heating), less chemicals are used on Argentium silver in production, making it friendlier to the environment than typical sterling silver jewellery.
Sterling silver can be prone to scratches, dents, and bending, especially if they're worn often. But Argentium silver is more durable and stronger, which makes it more resistant to damage, and thus more sustainable in the long run.
Argentium silver is more tarnish resistant than other silvers, and requires much less polishing than sterling silver over time, thus using less damaging products over time, and being friendlier for the environment in the long run.
Bright & Shiny
Argentium is brighter than sterling silver, platinum and white gold. It's the brightest metal with a long lasting shine!
The absence of nickle, copper and other allergy provoking metals means Argentium can be worn by those sensitive to sterling silver.