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The Most Interesting Facts About Silver

Silver jewelry has long been popular, and whether it’s a fine Tiffany silver, antique sterling, or even antique Chinese silver, buying and selling silver has never been more popular. Silver jewelry has a long history, and here are some of the most interesting facts about silver and the way humans have used it.

Why Do We Have So Much Sterling Silver

You’d think that people would want pure silver plated tea sets or Tiffany silver jewelry, but sterling silver is the norm. There’s a reason for that. Pure silver is much too soft to use in items for the table or for jewelry. In order to make silver hard enough for use, the metal must be alloyed–mixed with another metal–that lends it hardness. In the case of sterling silver, that’s usual Continue reading The Most Interesting Facts About Silver