As of April 2011, many of my chain maille kits will now be available with precision cut and polished Argentium® sterling silver jump rings OR Non tarnish silver plated jump rings, along with step-by-step color instructions. Refill kits are also available upon request.
Although Midwest Maille will continue to specialize in chain maille kits with Argentium® sterling silver, I also want to be able to offer my customers a less expensive alternative, chain maille kits with non tarnish silver plated jump rings.
After doing extensive testing on silver plated wire from several different companies, I finally found a quality non tarnish silver plated wire.
The wire that I use to make my non tarnish silver plated jump rings is made by using 99% pure copper wire that is plated with 99% pure fine silver ... then a clear coat is added to prevent tarnishing. When your jump rings are closed, the copper core is hidden inside.