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Precious Metal Wire Performance Results


Reference this list of shapes and hardnesses, and see how each type of precious metal wrapping wire reacts to a range of treatments, from hammering and soldering to creating patinas and more.

  Sterling Silver Silver-Filled Gold-Filled Argentium┬« Silver
Dead-Soft Half-Hard Full-Hard Dead-Soft Half-Hard Full-Hard Dead-Soft Half-Hard Full-Hard Dead-Soft Half-Hard Full-Hard
Round X X X X X X X X X X X X
Half Round X X X       X X X      
Square X X X   X   X X X      
Twisted Round X X X       X X X      
Twisted Square X X X       X X X      
Hammering X X X       X X X X X X
Oxidizing/ Patina X X X X X X X X X X X X
Forging/ Forming X X X X X X X X X X X X
Chain Maille X X X X X X X X X X X X
Fusing                   X X X
Soldering X X X Lightly Only Lightly Only Lightly Only Lightly Only Lightly Only Lightly Only X X X
Wire Weaving X X   X X   X X   X X  
Wire-Wrapping X X X X X X X X X X X X

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