Argentium sterling silver is forged and textured into the 'paddle' shape and wrapped with copper. The drops measure 3.5cm and hang from handmade argentium sterling silver earwires accented with a copper bead.
Argentium Sterling Silver and Copper Paddle Earrings
Fine silver is 99.9% pure silver and is very resistant to tarnish. Sterling silver is 92.5% silver and 92.5% copper which is stronger than fine silver but tarnishes easily. Argentium sterling silver has some of it's copper content replaced with Germanium making it considerably more tarnish resistant than traditional sterling silver and just as strong.