Sterling Silver is made from 92.5% silver. A beautiful material but it does tarnish with age. It is easily restored with a chemical silver polish. We use 1/2 hard temper.
TheRingLord uses a special anti-tarnish sterling silver alloy made just for us!
This alloy has all the same properties of sterling but it tarnishes slower!
Fine Silver is made from 99.9% silver. Fine silver has more corrosion resistance than sterling silver. It fuses well and has no fire scale when heated.
Fine silver is a great alternative to the proprietary Argentium - it has basically the same properties!
We use full hard temper for all of our fine silver rings - this is the same hardness as 1/2 hard sterling. Wire can be bought in either dead soft or full hard temper.
NOTE: 1 ounce = 0.0625 lbs = 28.3 grams
Please read this before you decide to cut your own rings
Cutting rings requires special tools and setups and the costs to cut only a few rings are higher. I highly recommend you read the following 2 FAQ posts before deciding to cut your own rings
How to use a Jumpringer type tool (aka Pepe, Koil Kutter, etc) - Bottom line is a flexshaft system WILL NOT work on stainless. - The result is a bunch of broken blades and thats about it.
Making vs Buying rings - Bottom line is we have a business making rings in large amounts at great prices. The vast majority of the time it doesn't pay to make your own rings - and you will get better cuts buying pre-made.
For extreme details on all materials and comparisons please click to see our materials page!
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