Fused Argentium(R) Silver Cross Necklace
The crosses are individually, hammered, bent, and torched, resulting in each having it's own unique character. Florida West Artisan forged of solid .940 Argentium(R) Silver and are part of the Florida West Quarry Jewelry Collection
3 sizes available (dimensions approximate due to being hand-made)
Small - 0.5" L x 0.25" W (13mm x 7mm)
Medium - 0.875" L x 0.5" W (24mm x 14mm)
Large - 1.25" x 0.75" W (32mm x 19mm)
Chain Included: 16" Sterling (.925) chain (similar 15" or 18" chain available upon request)
Argentium(r) is the the finest of sterling, alloyed with germanium, rather than copper. It is more pure than solid sterling silver which is .925 pure (925 parts out of 1000 parts pure silver) Argentium(r) is .940 pure silver (940 parts out of 1000 parts pure silver), and is more white and more tarnish resistant than standard sterling silver.
Argentium(R) does not need any solder in order to join it. When torched the molecules activate and actually fuse directly to one another to become joined as one metal. This does not happen with any other metal.