We don’t need to complicate life. Simplicity is at our very core, reflected in our Vermont lifestyle, appreciation of art and nature, and our jewelry designs. Caring for your Khaos Designs Argentium silver piece is equally as straightforward.
Argentium silver does not tarnish so polishing is not necessary. To maintain the shine and luster of Argentium silver simply wipe away any dust or finger marks with a soft cloth. Wash more intricate pieces in warm soapy water; rinse and dry immediately with a soft cloth to avoid water marks.
An occasional wipe with a clean silver polishing cloth will help protect Argentium silver from finger marks and everyday dirt and grime (Goddard’s Long Term Silver Cloths and Tiffany & Co. Mitts are recommended). Avoid using coarse, contaminated, or old cloths as they may impair the surface luster of Argentium silver.
As with other precious metals, remove Argentium silver jewelry before entering chlorinated or salt-water swimming baths or Jacuzzis, and before engaging in activities where Argentium could come into contact with chemicals.
Do not use “dip” polishes or electrolytic cleaning processes with Argentium silver, and do not rinse Argentium silver with deionized/reverse osmosis water, which is reactive and can diminish the tarnish resistance of finished items.
Electrolytic cleaning and steam cleaning should not be used with Argentium silver. These cleaning processes can strip the protective germanium oxide protection from the surface and diminish the tarnish resistance of finished items.
That’s it – wipe, wear, and live in Khaos Designs jewelry.
David Kaczynski, owner/designer of Khaos Designs, has designed hand-forged Argentium jewelry in Vermont for more than a dozen years. From the natural evolution of 25 years’ experience as a structural iron worker, Dave continues to bring inspiration to every piece he creates.