Metal type: Sterling silver Argentium .930
Gauge: 18 ga.
Dimensions: .04" (1mm)
Length per weight: 12 ft./ozt.
Weight per length: .083 ozt./ft.
This gauge is extremely versatile and can be used in a range of wire working techniques. From making your own earring loops to cuff bracelets, 18 gauge will serve many wire working needs.
Half-hard wire has been hardened but is still very malleable. Because it has been hardened, half-hard wire will maintain a loop, bend or shape under some stress. Half-hard wire is commonly used when making wire-wrapped jewelry or simple loops.
Made with a touch of germanium, Argentium® Silver presents a bright white color that is closer to fine silver than traditional sterling, yet is highly resistant to firescale and extremely slow to tarnish under most conditions. With 93.5% pure silver, Argentium meets the legal standard to be quality-marked as sterling silver.
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