Silver is a very popular metal that many people like to wear. Sometimes people like to wear it because it is cheaper than gold. For other people, silver is a personal preference as they like the look of it and the way that it wears. Like other forms of jewelery, silver jewelry is often cherished and worn for many years and handed down from generation to generation.
As with gold, is available in different qualities. Silver plate is readily available as silver bonds to many metals. Sterling silver is also available and sterling items are designated as such somewhere on the item. This usually takes the form of a stamp that says 92.5 and often includes the country of origin. Sometimes sterling slver is plated with very pure silver, which is called flashing, which gives it a very shiny finish. It can also be used at the base for gold plating, or even alloyed with gold itself, as in white gold.
One of the differences between gold jewelery and silver jewelry is that silver will tarnish if it is stored for long periods of time. There are many cleaners available that will restore it to its original form. The tarnishing however, can also lend a special look to detailed pieces, serving to accentuate them. Silver does not usually tarnish when it is worn a lot, as with rings for example.
Many artists like to work with silver, again because it is cheaper, but also because of its workability and the ease with which it can be deliberately tarnished in spots to accentuate the details. There are many beautiful artisan pieces available and some of them are truly unique and works of art. As with gold jewelry, silver jewelry can also be embellished with semi-precious stones as well as blended with other materials such as enamels, and other metals.
If you are looking for silver jewelry for yourself or for someone else, it is readily available in most jewelery stores and at craft fairs, as well as through online merchants. Shopping online is not only convenient, but you will be able to find some truly unique pieces as sourcing is often done worldwide. If you are looking for religious jewelry, you will also find that it is readily available in this manner as well. One of the great things about the internet is that you can shop when it is convenient for you, and you can also find some truly unique items coming from all corners of the earth.
Catholic Medals Gifts stocks a vast inventory of religious jewelry, religious statues, patron saint medals, religious gifts, religious home decor, Christmas decorations, and church goods. If you can not find what you are looking for call us at 281-852-9909. Our home office is located in Houston, Texas with warehouses located throughout the United States that enable us to service all 50 states including Wichita, Kansas, St. Louis, Missouri, Raleigh, North Carolina, Santa Ana, California, Anaheim, California, Islip, New York, Wichita, Kansas, St. Louis, Missouri, Tampa, Florida, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Cincinnati, Ohio, Toledo, Ohio, Aurora, Colorado