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What is argentium silver

  There is a new type of silver out there called Argentium silver and I am in love with it. Silver is available in several varieties: fine silver or pure silver (also called .999) is a precious metal that is the "real silver", while other types of silver are alloys with only a portion of fine silver. It is hypoallergenic and does not tarnish. Unfortunately, it is also very soft which makes it unsuitable for making jewelry or vessels. sterling silver (also called .925) has been the traditional answer to the softness of pure silver. Sterling is an alloy where copper has been mixed with pure silver. The addition of copper gives strength to the silver, which is good to make...

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What are Herkimer diamonds

Herkimer diamonds are crystals (not real diamonds) mined in New York state. They are great crystals for meditation. They help to relieve stress and are a great choice to assist in Reiki attunements and energy work. Personally, they bring me joy.

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