Silver Jewellery - A Classical Fashion Accessory
Next to gold, silver is probably the most popular precious metal for making jewellery. Since around the 5th millennium BC, people have been using silver to make various objects for everyday use and jewellery. Silver jewellery was found in the tombs of Egyptian pharaohs. Even Greeks, Romans, Germanic tribes, and many other peoples managed to make silver into jewellery. For a long time, silver, like gold, was reserved as jewellery only for wealthy people such as the nobility, rich merchants, or the clergy. Today, however, silver jewellery has become accepted as an accessory in all social classes. And 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
Usually, pure silver is not used for the production of silver jewellery. Pure silver, with a content of 99.9%, is too unstable and cannot be worked as filigree, as necessary. Instead, jewellery production uses an alloy to which other metals are added. The most common alloy for silver jewellery is 925 sterling silver, which has a small amount of copper mixed in, making it hard enough to be worked into, for example, a silver chain, a silver ring, or silver hoop earrings. The jewellery can be made exclusively of silver but can also be complemented by other materials such as precious stones or other precious metals. For example, earrings, bangles, or necklaces for which the shiny silver serves as a setting for diamonds, sapphires or amber are also extremely popular. Silver jewellery that is partially gold-plated, i.e., covered with a fine layer of gold, is extremely popular as well.
Buy Silver Jewellery at ars mundi
In our online shop, we have put together 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 reminiscences to famous artists, for example, 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 range is made from high-quality materials such as 925 sterling silver or precious stones like amethyst, amber or emerald.