Birthstones: Names and Colors

Birthstones: Names and Colors

Everyone has a birthday, and a birthstone associated to that very month! That is your birthstone not any ordinary stone, a special one. Here you will find all the names and colors of birthstones. It’s believed that your birthstone will have positive effects such as enhancing your strong traits and lowering your weak aspects. There…

Silver: A Shine for the Ages

Silver: A Shine for the Ages

For ages, the shine of silver made eyes shine too. With its lustrous color, through history silver has been used in many forms such as money, as tools and as jewelry by many civilizations. Silver has been molded as a coin in the Roman Empire, took the form of a fork by the Mayas and…

What is Silver Bullion?

What is Silver Bullion?

Silver bullion is the general term used for silver bars, coin, and rounds. These bullion products are minted to satisfy silver investment and gift demand worldwide.   Silver Bars Silver bars are produced in various weights, sizes and purities. They can easily be carried and stored in a private safe box. Most common weights are…

Why Does Silverware Turn Black?

Why Does Silverware Turn Black?

Silverware develops a blackish layer called tarnish with time. This is the consequence of reactions with chemical agents present in air. Tarnish occurs more faster in humid environments and in the presence of copper. Copper is highly used in silver alloys to harden the metal. While it does help creating a stronger alloy, it faclitates…

Silver: The Beginner’s Guide 2019

Silver: The Beginner’s Guide 2019

Silver is an element with atomic number 47 and symbol in chemistry is Ag, coming from the Latin word “Argentum”. But silver is no ordinary metal: it has distinct characteristics and a long history of monetary use mainly as coins, so much that the word silver is used in many languages as “money” for example…

Sterling Silver Jewelry

Sterling Silver Jewelry

When we shop for jewelry, we often see sterling silver items. But what is silver exactly? What are sterling silver ‘s pros and cons? Is the fine silver and sterling silver the same? You will find the shine, the tarnish the answers to these questions and more below! What is Silver? Silver is a precious…