I have always been a huge fan of sterling silver until I started working with Aluminum...Yes Aluminum! I'll never wear silver again. Silver's more expensive and often tarnishes leaving you to clean & buff it way too often.
Did you know hammered aluminum will never tarnish or discolor? No kidding. I love it, and I love working with it. It's extremely lightweight easy to work with, easy to bend, design & hammer. Best of all, it will shine, shine, shine.