I choose Argentium silver because it is resistant to tarnish, it’s hypoallergenic, and it’s made with reclaimed silver. These are 24 gauge, formed with a urethane hammer, and polished to a mirror finish. They are thinner than the larger anticlastic earrings and have a tighter curve. As they’re from 24 gauge metal (necessary for a consistently smooth bend), they are quite featherweight at 1.3 grams each. The fish hook style hangers are also Argentium silver. Each earring measures approximately 0.2” wide (6 mm) by 1” long (25 mm). I cut silver blanks to make these, and use the same process each time, but please allow for slight variations. I promise the same quality and finish with each pair. 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.