Silver

silverSilver is one of the first metals that human have used. The art of working with it dates from the Byzantine period. It was also used by Phoenician and Egyptian but they limited it to the fabrication of domestic utensils, weapons and other kind of no value articles.

Its high utility gave them the possibility of melted down the objects to then create a new one.

The biggest mines of silver can be found in Mexico and Peru.

In the last years, silver lost much of its value its price is lower than the other precious metal ones but it permit designers to experiment with new and innovative pieces of jewelry which then are duplicated in gold or platinum.

Silver is popular among younger people attempting a less-formal look in their accessorizing, and among those who simply find gold and platinum too old-world and ostentatious.