Silver shining beads have an allure that makes jewellery sparkle and liven up the dullest outfits. Pure silver is extremely malleable and lends itself to making very thin sheets and wires.
SILVER CAKE BASKETS
Delicate silver cake baskets were originally produced by hand, until new technology led to them being mass produced from electroplate.
Decorative silver cake baskets were first used in the 17th century but it was not until well into the 18th century that they became common.
Silver Purity & Composition
Due to its high level of inherent softness, pure silver is actually too malleable to be used alone in jewelry making-it is easily dented and scratched when exposed to daily wear and tear. Instead, silver is typically mixed with other alloy metals.
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Silver is relatively inexpensive today when you compare it to other precious metals like gold or platinum. This could lure one into believing that it isn't an important metal. That is a false assumption! At times throughout history silver was valued more highly than gold.
Silver in its natural unalloyed state is 999/1000 pure, making it highly malleable and difficult to use. Thus in order to be used in jewelry, it is often combined with metallic alloys, such as copper to increase its strength and durability. When pure silver or fine silver is mixed with less than 7.
Silver is a very resistant mineral. It does not dissolve in most solvents, and won't react to oxygen or water. However, it has a detrimental reaction to sulfur and sulfides, which causes it to tarnish on exposed surfaces.
Sterling Silver Jewellery
For jewellery that lasts, all our silver jewellery, like this Sweetheart Locket, is pure sterling silver.
Silver has been known and used for thousands of years and was believed to have magical properties which could promote healing and bring good luck. In ancient times, silver was used for jewelry, ornaments, utensils, and as a substance that could be bartered for other goods and services.
To clean silver, a simple polishing cloth is usually the most effective method of truly polishing your jewelry. Dip style cleaners just remove oxidization and do not truly buff the surface for a good shine, and often times can be extremely damaging to your gems.
Silver is also the brightest reflector of any metal (except for liquid mercury) and can be polished to a high sheen that even platinum can't achieve. In fact, the chemical symbol for silver, Ag, is derived from the Latin, argentum, meaning "white and shining." ...
As with all fine jewelry, each piece of sterling silver should be stored individually, either in its own soft pouch or separately in plastic bags to prevent tarnishing.
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In the last couple of decades, waste dumps were scoured on a small and forgotten occurence of cobalt and silver ore that was worked at the start of the 18th century (around 1715).
SILVER CAPES. Diamonds having a very slight tint of yellow.
SKIP. A bucket employed in narrow or inclined mine shafts, where the hoisting device must be confined between guides.
SMARAGDUS. Ancient name for emerald and other green stones.
Silver: Gold Ratio
The number of ounces of silver that can be bought with one ounce of gold. Historically, the ratio has found equilibrium of around 15:1. This is somewhat logical as this is the ratio that silver to gold exists in creation, as found in the earths crust.
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Mens Silver Bracelets are an attractive way to enhance the personal style and add a touch of elegance to a man's wardrobe.
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Silver is a lustrous, soft transition metal that is number 47 on the periodic table of chemical elements. Silver has the highest electrical conductivity of any element, and the highest thermal conductivity of any metal.
Sterling Silver is the whitest of all the metals, and thus a great metal to use in mokume, as the white color provides the best contrast with other colored metals. To be marked "Sterling" it must be 925 parts silver (or 92.5%). It is traditionally alloyed with 7.5% copper.
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Silver Topaz is colorless. Colorless topaz is often irradiated and heat treated to form blue topaz. Silver Topaz is sometimes called "white topaz".
Silver topaz is not enhanced.
Alpaca SilverThe same as nickel silver. No silver content. The term used most to describe some jewelry from Mexico and South America. Base MetalsNon-precious metals such as copper, zinc, nickel, etc.
Abalone is mineral generated by the marine mollusks and used for many silver jewelry items. Agate A type of chalcedony quartz found in a variety of colors and patterns, frequently with varying color layers.
Silver has been used for jewelry since 3500 BC, when the Egyptians created ornaments out of silver. The word "sterling" is short for "Easterlings," a form of money used in 12th-century England.
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This technique was very often used with jewelry containing diamonds because jewelers of that time believed that only a silver mounting could render the true beauty of a precious stone.
Silver - Silver is the most commonly used metal outside of Gold and Platinum in the jewelry industry. Silver is significantly softer than Gold or Platinum making it less than ideal for intricate stone setting or engraving; it is more commonly used for less expensive jewelry.
silver-gilt - (see Vermeil)
Snake chain - Like the omega chain, the snake chain (also known as Brazilian chain) is also not made up of traditional linked rings. It is instead of made up of round wavy smooth metal plates joined so that it forms a flexible tube.
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What is karat gold?
24 karat Gold (also stated as 24K or 24Kt.) is 24 out of 24 parts gold or 100% pure gold. Another way of expressing gold content is .999 fine gold (999 out of 1000 parts gold).
Silver, also called fine (pure) silver, is the queen of metals and, Re gold and copper, is a versatile metal with thousands of different uses. In addition to its use in jewelry and decorative objects, it is an important electroplating metal.
Silver: One of the three "precious metals" along with gold and platinum which has been used to make jewelry for thousands of years. Silver has a lustrous white color but needs polishing occasionally because silver reacts with Sulfur in the air to cause tarnishing.
Silver Nipple Shields
A SIlver Nipple Shield (a term often used interchangeably with 'nipple covers', 'breast petals', 'petal tops' and other variations) is a piece of body jewellery worn on the nipple, partially or fully covering the areola.
Silver Lined Bugle Bead
A silver like coating which reflects light when applied to the inside wall of a transparent or coloured bugle bead
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Silver and Gold
Tradition demands a wedding ring made from precious metals.
These two-tone rings are solid gold, over sterling silver. The rings, featured by Camelot Bridal, are made from two seamless die-struck pieces and fused together to create a comfortable, durable and substantial ring.
Silver: The whitest of jewelry metals, harder than gold, softer than copper, more malleable and ductile than any metal except gold.
Silver has a long history of being a popular and valuable precious metal having been mined in Europe as long ago as 4000BC. These days Peru, Mexico, US, Canada and Australia are the main sources of mined silver.
Silver plating is a method of depositing a silver layer on other metal surface mainly for decorative purposes on household and jewelry items.
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A South Sea type found usually around Australia which produces large and beautiful white and silvery white South Sea pearls.
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A 'white' precious metal that is extremely malleable and combines well with other metals. Other 'white' precious metals include platinum, palladium, and white gold.
Fine silver: Commercially pure silver, 99.9% fine or higher, and contains no alloy material.
Silver is possibly the precious metal with the widest variety of uses. From electricity to photography and jewellery to artefacts, silver can be found in several different forms in both the modern and the ancient worlds.
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SILVER - Latin name Argentum. The chemical symbol is Ag.
SMELTING - The process of melting ores or concentrates to separate out the metal content from impurities.
A fine silver film deposited on a base metal through electroplating. Base metal may be nickel, silver, copper, or brass.
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Silver - Lenox sterling silver is 92.5% pure silver mixed with 7.5% copper, and is identified by the number 925 on the hallmark.
Kiln - oven used to fire or bake ceramics.
Jewelry that has the look of silver but no actual silver content.
Any natural or synthetic substance which is meant to resemble a gemstone. cubic zirconia, for example, is a simulated diamond.
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Silver (fine Silver) - .999 or 99.9% pure silver, occurring naturally in the earth. In this form, it is too soft to be used in jewelry.
Stainless Steel - A durable metal typically used in creating watch cases and bands. A key element to look for when selecting water sport watches.
silver metal clay:
A clay-like material used to make fine art jewelry that consists of silver metal particles and an organic binder. The clay can be formed by hand or using a mold, then fired to burn away the binder, leaving pure silver behind.
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Silver is a white, shiny, readily malleable and ductile metal. It has a number of superlative characteristics: for example, it is the most highly reflective of all metals and the best conductor of heat and electricity.
A precious metal that is commonly alloyed to create the more durable alloy known as sterling silver.
A ring with letters (usually one's initials), or a design carved into it. A college ring is an example of a signet ring.
Silver plated or coated, not sterling silver.
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Silver - A versatile metal, silver is used in multiple applications including jewelry. It is found in ore and is often associated with other metals. Second only to gold, silver is valued for its malleability and ductility as well as its high luster.
Silvertone - jewelry which is finished to look like silver but has no actual silver content.
Signed Jewelry - jewelry which has been marked on the back, or clasp area with the initials, name, logo or trademark of a particular designer or manufacturer of the piece.
silver - n. 1. A metallic element, used in jewelry, coinage, dentistry, photography, as an electroplate, and in many other applications.
Wire, sheet or items usually of copper or brass that are electroplated with an extremely thin coat of sterling silver. Silver plated jewelry items are always designated as costume jewelry.
High strength copper-based soldering alloy containing silver to give good wetability and fluidity.
Silver Leaf Jasper: is a finely patterned and banded Jasper containing shades of cream, black, browns or reds. It is believed by some to provide protection and good luck.
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980 silver The highest quality sterling silver with 980 parts out of 1000 parts pure silver (not used very often) and it tarnishes less than regular sterling.
Coin Silver: 90% (900 parts) pure silver and 10% (100 parts) metal alloy. A process of melting down coins done in the 19th century, and mostly discarded today.
Fine Silver has a .999 level of purity, so it's also known as pure Silver. While particularly lustrous, Fine Silver is normally not appropriate for jewelry that's worn regularly, because it's not durable and bends easily.
Black Silver: A black, naturally-occurring silver ore which is 68.8% silver, combined with antimony and sulfur.
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Nickel silver (also know as German silver) is an alloy consisting of mostly copper (roughly 60 percent), and approximately 20 percent nickel, about 20 percent zinc, and sometimes about 5 percent tin (then the alloy is called alpaca).
Agate, Silver Leaf
Silver Leaf agates are very grounding and balancing, they open the wearer for acceptance, protection and abundance. Brown, gray and creamy white with interesting patterns.
Liquid silver: The term given to strands of small silver beads which were made by carefully slicing tubes of sterling silver into 1/8" pieces and stringing them together. A form of Heishi.
Nickel Silver - Alloy of mostly nickel. Resembles sterling silver with a deeper grey tone.
Also called German Silver.
German silver - A misnomer for an alloy of copper, zinc and nickel
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Silver gelatin prints typically give deep rich blacks and crisp whites on a high gloss paper. They have extremely good archival properties, lasting over 100 years without visible fading if kept carefully.
Silver is much more plentiful than gold; however, silver tends to tarnish, making it less popular in some forms of jewelry. Like gold, silver is too soft for use in its pure state and must be combined with other metals for durability.
Silver is a beautiful choice as well. More affordable than gold and platinum, silver has been extremely popular lately with the recent trend toward white metals. Silver is not typically used for necklaces which contain expensive gemstones.
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Silver is often associated with the feminine characteristics of compassion and empathy. Because of these traits, it helps to channel the positive energy of gemstone-including sapphires-into the body. Silver is also said to be beneficial for the circulatory system, the throat, and the lungs.
Silver does tarnish, although frequent wear will minimize tarnishing. Often silver takes on a "patina" or finish that results from the contact of the silver with the person's unique skin chemistry.
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Silver"Wiry specimen of the rare native metal.
Smithsonite"Carbonate of zinc appears in many forms.
Sodalite"Deep blue feldspathoid and a rock-carver's staple.
Silversmith: another almost extinct career but because of that some good options for independent service or original work, requires good marketing skills and probably training in Art School. Makes large scale objects in silver and gold, holloware, cutlery and so on.
Silvertone - Jewelry finished with a silver color and looks like sterling but has no silver content.
Simulated stones - Natural or synthetic substances meant to resemble a genuine gemstone. Cubic zirconia is a diamond simulant.
Silver was used in Chinese traditional jewelry more often than gold and was gilded to prevent tarnishing. Silver and gold were frequently enameled in blue, a favorite color, and often decorated with blue kingfisher feathers. Jade was the most valued among precious stones.
Silversmith: is a person who works primarily making objects in solid silver; historically the training and guild organization of goldsmiths included silversmiths as well, and the two crafts remain largely overlapping.
A soft, white metallic element used in the manufacture of jewelry, silverware, coins and many branches of science, usually alloyed to harden it for use in jewelry and tableware
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Silver plated or coated.
Imitation of the mottled brown and yellow color found on tortise shells.
A term that generally denotes silver or rhodium plating that gives a silver color.
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Silver owes its name to ancient alchemists who called it Luna or Diana after the Goddess of the Moon. Silver conducts heat and electricity better than any other metal, and with the exception of gold, is the most malleable of all natural metals.
Anti-tarnish coating appied to sterling silver.
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Silver healing power : Excellent for mental, emotional, and physical releasing and cleansing. Works on mind / emotions to see overview, emotional balance and patience. Like the moon's energy, it has gentle, cool and smoothing effect. Thus it reduces inflammation, fever, and nervous system stress.
Silvery gray precious metal often used for setting or mounting high quality diamonds as jewellery.
A sealed plastic packet containing a diamond or diamond.
A silver white metal that is lightweight and malleable
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A silvery white character is what makes white gold jewellery so appealing. In order to make the gold white, it is combined with metal alloys that are white in nature and plated with an extremely hard element called rhodium. Although strong, rhodium may wear away over time.
A silvertone alloy of tin, cadmium, lead and zinc, also known as base metal or white metal.
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A silver-gray contemporary metal.
Jewelry designed to mimic and exaggerate the look of a native lump of precious metal, usually yellow gold.
A silver-colored gold caused by the presence of nickel, platinum or zinc.
A core of white, wound glass found in the center of red eye and cranberry carnelian beads.
The silvery glow that floats across the surface of a gem somewhat like a moonbeam across a fog enshrouded lake, is called Adularescence, or the Moonstone effect. Amolite or Fire Agate have a rainbow effect similar to what occurs in brightly colored wings of exotic butterflies called Iridescence.
Pure silver is relatively soft, very malleable, and easily damaged, so it is commonly combined with other metals to produce a more durable product. The most popular of these alloys is sterling silver, which consists of 92.5% silver and 7.5% copper, zinc, and sometimes silicon.
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Hold silvery hematite and look at its shiny, reflective surface. Imagine that it's deflecting all negativity from others, leaving you in a place where your own positive emotions are a lifeline that others reach for.
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