December 7, 2023


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How Argentium Silver Will Change Your Life

How Argentium Silver Will Change Your Life

With Peter Johns

If you have not applied Argentium silver right before, you’re missing out. In this episode, we converse with the inventor of Argentium silver himself, Peter Johns. Peter shares the interesting story driving the generation of this materials, and he solutions some of our jewellers major issues about functioning with Argentium, sharing suggestions for soldering, fusing Argentium with gold, hardening, sprucing, and significantly far more.

Episode Description:

  • Today we’ll be talking with Peter Johns, the inventor of Argentium silver (1:25)

  • How did you become a maker? (2:53)

  • Why did you determine to invent this new content? (7:40)

  • When was it ready to sell? (14:47)

  • What are the advantages of employing Argentium silver? (18:40)

  • What is the difference amongst 925 and 940? (28:33)

  • What is the very best way to fuse Argentium with gold? (38:32)

  • Can you share any strategies for soldering Argentium? (40:17)

  • Can you forged Argentium? (47:56)

  • How do you endorse heat hardening? (50:49)

  • What are your recommendations for polishing and ending Argentium? (55:45)

  • How to master much more about Argentium (1:00:37)

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Peter is the named inventor of Argentium Silver’s environment-broad patented technological innovation and hence has the longest affiliation with the business enterprise.  He provides useful working experience as a silversmith, with a exceptional perception into silver production from equally craft and industrial producing views. 


Peter experienced and labored as a silversmith for twelve yrs and is a Freeman of the Worshipful Business of Goldsmiths.  During his apprenticeship he won a Gold Medal at The Worldwide Apprentice Competition, as perfectly as various awards for craftsmanship.  His masterpiece to acquire the Flexibility of The Goldsmiths’ Enterprise was a silver cross, which is now the Processional Cross employed at Canterbury Cathedral.  Peter is also a Fellow of The Institute of Skilled Goldsmiths.  By his analysis into silver alloys, he has formulated international hyperlinks and functioning relationships with leading manufacturing companies.


By his function as a lecturer in the Faculty of Art & Style at Middlesex College (United kingdom), he commenced his preliminary investigate into avoiding firestain in sterling silver, which led to the improvement of Argentium Silver.  His even further analysis at the College discovered that alongside firestain resistance, Argentium alloys display a vary of other remarkable attributes together with tarnish resistance, exceptional hardening homes, the potential to be fused to alone and other metals and staying hypoallergenic.


Peter is at this time a expert for Argentium International Minimal – directing item enhancement for Argentium Silver alloys.He is also accountable for marketing the technological advantages of Argentium Silver by way of lectures, presentations and sensible demonstrations throughout the world, which includes presenting his research at the environment-famous Santa Fe Symposium, held in Albuquerque, Usa