All That Glitters is Silver

silver jewelryDALLAS, Mar 29, 2013 / — Silver, the other precious metal. Since time immemorial, it has taken a backseat to gold. In fact, even in contests, silver medals are given to second place winners.

Yet, silver is ahead of gold in two aspects – it possesses the highest electrical conductivity of any element and the highest thermal conductivity of any metal. And of course, if you believe in the paranormal, silver also has magical qualities as it wards off evil and the only metal that could kill a werewolf or vampire. In short, silver has always been regarded as part of white magic.

And the operative word is “white”. Silver’s soft, white and lustrous color has made it a favorite of the nobility of old. Though fairy tales and legends tell us of golden plates and goblets, we don’t really hear the term “goldenware”. In fact, we are used to “silverware” which as we all know means cutlery, tableware, bowls, candlesticks and such.

Not surprisingly, it was only in recent times that silversmiths began creating jewelry from silver. Because silver is such a malleable metal, silversmiths have a large range of choices with how they prefer to work the metal. Hence it is not unusual to see more intricate work done with silver than other precious metals, including gold.

Silver’s popularity has continued to rise for the past 150 years. As proof, the discovery of silver at the Comstock Lode in 1859 led to a population boom that was an impetus to the creation of Nevada Territory. It paved the way for it Nevada to become the 36th state on October 31, 1864 and the reason why its nickname is “The Silver State.”

The days of silver being relegated only as tableware and cutlery are long past. Today, they adorn men and women as much as gold and other precious metals do. You can buy silver jewelry in brick & mortar stores and online.

There are many choices for you to buy your silver jewelry and one which comes to mind is