Sterling silver wire has long been the standard for making fine jewelry components and wire wrapped jewelry. Choose from dead soft and half hard wire in round and square shapes. Sterling silver is a precious metal alloy (blend) containing at least 92.5% silver. This is why sterling jewelry supplies are sometimes marked with .925 or 925. The most common alloy is 92.5% silver and 7.5% copper.
Sterling wire will naturally tarnish over time, and can also be oxidized to create an antiqued looked right away. If you want to keep your silver wire bright and shiny, choose Argentium sterling silver wire for a tarnish-resistant silver wire that still contains 92.5% pure silver, along with 1.2% germanium and 6.3% copper. For metal workers, Argentium offers additional benefits as well: (read more)