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Monday, May 01, 2017

Types of Silver

by Diana Jewelers of Liverpool
Types of Silver While silver is significantly less valuable than gold, it is like gold in that it is a very soft precious metal. Pure silver is generally too soft to be used for jewelry, flatware or decorations. It is therefore usually combined with an alloy to strengthen it before being crafted into anything. Like gold, silver is graded by how pure it is, with .999 FS (fine silver) being the most valuable. The numbers refer to there being 999 parts of pure silver per thousand parts.

Pure or fine silver can be used to make jewelry, and it can sometimes be used for silver-plating. To qualify as pure...

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Saturday, August 01, 2015

The Timelessness of Silver

by Betsy
We have been using silver in various ways for thousands of years. Silver has been popular as currency, first appearing as official tender in Ancient Rome. Since then, silver has been used in everything from silverware to mirrors to electronics. And, of course, jewelry.

There is no silver jewelry, but rather sterling silver jewelry. This is because pure silver is too soft to create jewelry with. Therefore, a small percentage (7.5) are metal alloys. This gives it enough hardness to then create jewelry that will stand the test of time.

Sterling silver jewelry contains a timeless elegance that complements traditional beauty. Consider some of our selections from Parle Gems, such as the Sterling Silver Blue Topaz Wave 30mm Bangle

AT: 08/01/2015 10:45:53 AM   0 COMMENTS