Silver Jewellery - A Classical Fashion Accessory
Silver jewellery is likely the most popular precious metal for crafting jewellery, alongside gold. Since around the 5th millennium BC, people have been using silver to make various objects for everyday use and jewellery. Silver jewellery has been found in the tombs of Egyptian pharaohs. Even civilizations such as the Greeks, Romans, Germanic tribes, and many others were also skilled in working silver into jewellery. For a long time, similar to gold, silver jewellery was reserved only for wealthy people such as the nobility, rich merchants, or the clergy. Today, however, silver jewellery has become a prevalent accessory across all social classes. A silver ring, necklace or bangle can be worn with a casual jeans outfit and with evening attire.
Silver - An Elegant Material Used in Jewellery Making
Pure silver with a purity of 99.9% is typically not used for crafting silver jewellery, as it is too unstable and cannot be delicately worked as required. Instead, jewellery production involves using an alloy, which means mixing silver with other metals. The most common alloy for silver jewellery is 925 sterling silver, which includes a small amount of copper to enhance its durability for crafting items like silver necklaces, silver rings, or silver hoop earrings. The jewellery can be made exclusively from silver or complemented with other materials, such as precious stones or other gemstones. For example, earrings, bangles, or necklaces are highly popular where the precious gleam of silver serves as a setting for diamonds, sapphires, or amber. Silver jewellery that is partially gold-plated, covered with a fine layer of gold, is extremely popular as well.
Buy Silver Jewellery at ars mundi
In our online shop, we have curated a wide selection of silver jewellery for you. Here, you can buy rings, ear jewellery, necklaces, brooches, bracelets, pendants, or complete matching silver jewellery sets. With our silver jewellery, you can choose from numerous different motifs, designs, and materials. In addition to elegant modern designs, we carry jewellery in the style of Art Nouveau. We also offer homages and tributes to famous artists, such as a silver necklace in the style of Gustav Klimt, a silver brooch after Claude Monet or a silver pendant with a motif by Franz Marc. In addition, you can buy many other figurative motifs such as animals, zodiac signs or plants as silver jewellery from us. All the jewellery in our selection is made from high-quality materials such as 925 sterling silver or precious stones like amethyst, amber or emerald.