I choose Argentium Silver because it is resistant to tarnish, it’s hypoallergenic, and is made with reclaimed silver. I begin with 10-gauge square wire, and hammer on a rounded anvil while rotating it 90 degrees every half inch. There are hammer marks throughout, but I've filed some to get to it's current shape. It measures 2.28" (58 mm.) wide, and best fits a size 6.5" wrist. For this product, I take new photos for each listing. 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.