How Do Know If The Wire I Use Will Not Tarnish?

I just want to know if the original wire I use for my wire work jewelry will not tarnish easily?

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RE: How Do Know If The Wire I Use Will Not Tarnish?
by: Bill

Not knowing which wire you use Sterling Silver wire it will tarnish/ oxidize ((92.5% silver + 7.5% copper).

Argentium Sterling Silver takes longer to tarnish / oxidize (cooper is replaced by metalloid germanium).

Stainless Steel wire will not oxidize, tarnish nor turn black.

Cooper wire will tarnish/oxide

The wires that tarnish/oxidize are caused by exposure to air, contact with skin and chemicals perfume, face creams, chloride and many other substances we come in contact with).

I hope this helps.

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