This hard Argentium® Silver heavy-wall tubing is ideal for larger hinges and for creating custom tube settings; this size fits a 5mm stone. Choose a section of heavy-wall tubing with an outside diameter about 0.5mm larger than your stone, and enough thickness to allow you to cut a seat to support the stone. Hard Argentium® Silver tubing is significantly work-hardened and, though it does not bend readily, it stubbornly holds its shape after forming; it is ideal for clasps and hinges. Keep in mind that hardness is changeable (by annealing or heat-hardening) and is relative among metal types (each temper will feel and handle differently from one metal to another). When finishing your pieces, also keep in mind that the harder the metal is, the brighter a finish it will take.
Pre-cut into 12" lengths; minimum order is 1 piece.
Made with a touch of germanium, Argentium® Silver presents a bright white color that is closer to fine silver than traditional sterling, yet is highly resistant to firescale and less likely to tarnish under most conditions. It welds flawlessly and is ideal for fusing techniques. All Argentium is guaranteed by Argentium International Ltd. Your customers will appreciate the value and convenience of brighter-white sterling silver designs that resist tarnishing and keep on shining.
Working with Argentium Silver® is a bit different than working with traditional sterling. If you are new to using Argentium®, scroll down or visit our Resource Center (see tab above); you'll find lots of help and guidance to help you reap all the benefits this material has to offer!