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Silver Information

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Silver in its pure state is relatively soft, flexible and not suitable for jewelry. By adding other metals it becomes more durable. 925 silver consists of 92.5% silver and 7.5% copper. Copper does not affect silver’s color but does improve its hardness and durability. Silver is the brightest reflector of any metal. Its finish can be a matte, brushed or the highly prized bright finish. With gold prices quite high, silver is a great metal to mirror the appearance of white gold, but at a much lower price. Always look for 925 to be stamped on the back of the...

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The Precious Metal Silver

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Silver is an important precious metal, and has been used by ancient civilizations throughout history as a second to Gold in importance and value. Like Gold, it has always been used as a monetary standard, and ancient silver ornaments and silverware dating back centuries have been found throughout the world. Silver is very malleable and ductile, and is very easy to work with.  However, it is poorly resistant to pressure and easily bends. For this  reason, silver is alloyed with other metals to increase its toughness  and durability. Silver jewelry, ornaments, and silverware are traditionally made from Sterling Silver. Sterling...

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