Types of Silver Wire

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UnkamenSupplies guide to silver wire

One of the most confusing things about silver wire is that silver is both a METAL and a COLOR.  There are many types of wire that are silver in color, although they have no trace of the metal silver in them.

Let me explain.  We offer several types of “silver” wire.  This first set is the metals that actually have silver in them, and their less expensive alternatives.

Types of silver wire

  • Non-Tarnish Silver Plate 
    • This is a wonderful pick for pieces that will get light-to-medium wear such as earrings or necklaces. It is non tarnishing and easy to work with due to the copper base. It has a slightly warm tone, so is not a perfect match, but is one of the least expensive options.

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