The first silver jewelry was made about 6,000 years ago. Despite the long history, silver is not losing, but on the contrary, strengthens their position. Cutlery, smoking, bar and stationery, home furnishings, jewelry and other jewelry made of silver are in great demand all over the world.
Silver - a precious metal in jewelry, it is traditionally made way for the gold, but it was not always. Until the middle of the II millennium BC Silver was little and it was valued more than gold. So wear silver jewelry could only members of the ruling dynasties and priestly clans. Most of these were buttons, buckles, beads, and hand and leg bracelets, silver name necklaces. With the IV millennium BC jewelry made of silver steel inlaid with precious and semiprecious stones.
Until the middle of the XVI century silverware were also very expensive and used primarily in the royal and temple decoration, and for coinage. In Italy during the late Renaissance manufacture decorated with precious stones and colored enamel pendants and other jewelry made of silver reached the heights of art.
The golden age was in the silver business XVIII-XIX century and is associated primarily with the name of Carl Faberge. With six hundred artists he produced for the Imperial Court of silver jewelry and gold jewelry, frames, sets, objects of worship and life. Borrowed from Byzantine filigree technique (scan), when silver is "pulled" into thin strands twisted and evolved into an intricate pattern, while was perfected. Masters made silver jewelry were like with finest.
In the 1930, industrialization in America, having begun to use techniques of mass production, made of silver jewelry available middle class. Today, silver is considered to be the most democratic precious metal.