Topics: Non-Tarnish Silver Wire

Q.
What is the best silver wire to use that will not tarnish over the years? I am going to be decorating some hair combs for a wedding.
- Gina
A.
We recommend Argentium® sterling silver wire for an application like this. Argentium is a type of sterling silver that contains a small amount of additional alloys, giving it dramatically better tarnish resistance over standard sterling silver. For greater tarnish resistance, store the combs in plastic top zip bags and consider placing an anti-tarnish strip in each bag for added tarnish-resistant benefit.

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