Annette Petch works in silver and gold to produce hand made jewellery and small objects such as bowls and boxes. Recently she has begun using a new kind of sterling silver called Argentium, which is made from recycled silver and does not tarnish. Most of the gold she uses is also recycled. Annette is based in Sheffield, UK.
Her designs are based on natural forms including leaves, flowers, buds, seed pods, and shells, and the secret spaces found within them. Annette likes to incorporate texture, and the sounds of pebbles on the beach, wind rustling through the leaves, or water running over stones.
Argentium silver is a high purity jewellery alloy that meets the hallmarking requirements for the UK standard. The alloy modifies the conventional sterling silver composition with the addition of germanium.
Argentium guarantees traceability of its raw silver. It is certified that Argentium is produced using only recycled silver and is therefore an ethically responsible choice, in terms of environmental impact.
The advantages of Argentium:
Responsible, ethical silver
It is certified that Argentium is produced using only recycled silver.
Argentium’s 935 and 960 grades set new purity standards for silver. Argentium is always purer than traditional sterling silver.
Brighter and tarnish resistant
Argentium silver is brighter and whiter than platinum, white gold and traditional sterling silver, and is low maintenance, easy to care for and simple to keep clean.
Argentium is a perfect choice for those who are unable to wear traditional sterling silver.