The Facts About Silver.Ag Silver Rings
Silver is one of the metals described as ‘precious’ and has been accepted as an international medium of payment for centuries. A silver ring is generally regarded as allergen-free and may therefore be given even to young children with little risk of any adverse reactions. It is frequently used in the production of rings and other forms of personal jewelry. [I:http://www.idahoagbell.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/JanPavlik5.jpg]
The chemical symbol [Ag] comes from the Latin word argentum, which literally means “shining”. Silver is one of the softer, more malleable metals, and for this reason it is often used in combination with other metals rather than in its pure form.
The Stock Exchange value of silver has fluctuated significantly over the years. In 1980 it almost reached $50/Troy ounce, but by comparison “bottomed out” at just over $4/Troy ounce in 1996. Currently (May 2010) it is trading at about $18/Troy ounce.
Because it is so easy to work and form, silver has always been a popular choice for making jewelry. A delicate silver ring can be cast using an extruded silver wire, which can be as fine as a human hair while retaining the strength of a metal. The purity of the metal means that it is popular with musicians, too:: it lends a distinctive clarity and tone to trumpets, or a carillon of bells. [I:http://www.idahoagbell.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/JanPavlik40.jpg]
Another advantage of silver is the ease with which it can be kept sterile. As a consequence, it may safely be used in decorative body piercings such as silver ear rings.
Many different types of jewelry are traditionally cast in silver, amongst them the Irish claddagh ring.It is very common “for the claddagh in the family to” be regarded as a family heirloom and is handed to the first-born boy of each generation.
The only problem which can occur with this tradition is the fact that, due to the metal’s relative softness the ring is likely to need frequent repairs, as the fingers of the young boy receiving the ring are likely to be considerably slimmer than those of the adult from whom he is receiving it.
Another example of the ways in which silver may be used is in medical applications, when hygiene is of paramount importance. This is especially true in dentistry, particularly when you consider that fillings based on a silver amalgam are about one-eightieth the cost of a similar filling made with gold.
Mr. Pavlik is sterling silver rings expert with over 18 years experience in jewelry business. The company, he works for: Silver.Ag is one the biggest eshops on the world, with over 114.000 pcs of jewelry physically in stock.