Silver Jewellery

The rich history of silver – one of the world’s most popular and most attractive precious metals. Silver is thought to have been discovered around 5000bc and it was almost immediately put to work. Early uses for silver included the making of eating and drinking vessels, as well as the creation of many ancient sculptures and, of course, in the design of jewellery belonging to the ruling classes. In Ancient Egypt, silver jewellery was reserved for kings, queens, pharaohs and select others. Similarly, silver was almost exclusively used in jewellery belonging to the wealthiest men and women in the Ancient Greek period, despite the metal being used to produce currency circulated throughout society at the time.