I begin with 6-gauge square wire, and hammer on a flat anvil, hammering at a slight angle on alternating sides every inch. This means the metal flattens and slightly swims back and forth with very slight curves. There are light hammer marks throughout, but it's mostly flowing and smooth. It’s nicely hefty at 20 grams. It is 2.29” (57 mm.) wide on the inside 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. I choose Argentium Silver because it is resistant to tarnish, it’s hypoallergenic, and is made with reclaimed silver. 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.