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Shiny Silver Jewelry by Colorado Designer Diane Calkins

April 20, 2015 in Art,Art Gallery,Artists,Hunter-Wolff Gallery,jewelry | Comments (0)

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Tired of that black ring around your neck from sterling silver?  Tarnish is natural when silver oxidizes but it can make a black mark on your skin. Good news for silver lovers who want their silver to stay shiny and not blacken. A brand called Argentium® Sterling is an alloy or mixture of silver containing 92.5% silver and 7.5% copper or other metals. Sterling silver is usually alloyed with copper to give it strength, durability and beauty.  But sterling silver tarnishes and needs regular polishing to keep it from darkening or turning black.

Argentium® is a welcomed discovery by Peter Johns in 1996, a professor of silversmith at the Art and Design Research Institute (ADRI), School of Art & Design, Middlesex University in England. The project began in 1990 with research on the effects of germanium additions to silver alloys. Johns discovered that by reducing the copper content in traditional silver and adding germanium (discovered in Germany nearly 100 year earlier) to silver, it stays bright and beautiful. Can you imagine silver jewelry that rarely needs polishing? Argentium forms a clear oxide reducing the tarnishing and contains 92.5% silver and no nickel. If you love the look of shiny silver that only needs an occasional wipe with a soft cloth to remove a smudge or finger mark, look no further.

For thousands of years, we’ve worn sterling silver bracelets, earrings, cuffs, rings, and necklaces. This shimmery white metal can be worn day or night and is a very popular in everyday jewelry. Sterling silver jewelry is far more affordable than white gold or platinum. Hunter-Wolff Gallery offers Argentium sterling silver in designs by DKC Jewelry which are very durable and easy to clean. Even better, if you have a nickel allergy, you can wear sterling silver earrings and other pieces made with Argentium because there is no nickel. Made by hand in Colorado, Argentium sterling silver jewelry is designed for everyday wear.

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Comfort & Elegant

August 19, 2012 in Art,Art Gallery,jewelry | Comments (0)

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Is it too much to ask for style and comfort in an earring design? I can’t tell you how excited everyone working at Hunter-Wolff Gallery was when D.K.C Designs presented a new collection of jewelry that offered high style and comfort. Many of our customers ask for light weight earrings but they also want volume. For most women who wear pierced earrings, they prefer an earring that brightens their face or compliments their attire, and feels comfortable. One of the problems we have heard over the years goes like this, “Those are so pretty but the stones are too heavy and will pull my earlobes to my shoulders.” Finding the perfect balance of comfort and style can be challenging for the wearer.

D.K.C. Designs is conscience of what women want and design beautiful “airy” earrings with just enough stones to give color and interest without pulling on delicate earlobes.  As an alternative, D.K.C Designs also offers a big look with all silver wire wrap without any stones that can’t be beat for a contemporary look.  You will hardly know you are wearing these earrings and may find yourself checking to make sure they are on your ears.  One of the added benefits is that their custom wires are more generous than manufactured mass-produced wires so many designers use.  Check out these beautiful options that go with everything and see for yourself how elegant and comfortable you feel in D.K.C Designs.

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