I choose Argentium Silver because it is resistant to tarnish, and is made with reclaimed silver. I begin by bending and forging a loop into a length of 8-gauge round wire. It is mostly smooth, but there are light hammer marks on the outside. It measures 2.36" (60 mm.) wide on the inside, and best fits a size 6.5" to 6.75" wrist. For an item like this, I take new photos for each piece. What you see in the pictures is exactly what you will receive if you order. The following description of Argentium Silver is courtesy of Rio Grande: 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 less likely to tarnish under most conditions. It welds flawlessly and is ideal for fusing techniques. All Argentium is made from reclaimed silver and its sources are guaranteed by Argentium International Ltd. Your customers will appreciate the value and convenience of brighter-white sterling silver designs that resist tarnishing and keep on shining.