I choose Argentium Silver because it is resistant to tarnish, it’s hypoallergenic, and is made with reclaimed silver. This necklace is designed as a relatively rigid ring of metal. It is work-hardened along the entire length, but will still bend to a degree. This allows for the owner to fine tune the fit. This is important: it will probably not fit you perfectly as each neck is different. The flat bottom of the wire is just shy of ¼ inch at 5.5 mm wide and it is about 2 mm tall. I took 17.5” of this wire and hammered, bent, twisted, and begged it into shape. At the widest point in the middle, it is 5.25” (134 mm). The whole necklace weighs 1.23 ounces (34.7 g) and it’s polished to catch the light from nearly any direction. 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.