Jewelry buyers around the world have had affection for silver like no other precious metal. While gold is highly valued because of its rarity, unusual color and malleability, silver is the most useful and widely consumed of the precious metals. Silver Cheap Van Cleef & Arpels jewelrybuyers look for certain characteristics in their jewelry that gold cannot offer. The Latin name for silver is ‘argentum’, which means ‘shining.’ The white metallic luster of silver is not duplicated by any other precious metal, even gold that has been alloyed with other metals to make white gold. Silver is more accessible to smiths so they are free to experiment with designs and make them more elaborate.

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Discount Van Cleef & Arpels Jewelry buyers can travel the world to find beautiful works of art since silver is associated with many cultures. Van Cleef replica Jewelry buyers are familiar with the ever popular Bali silver from India. Silver is also mined in Australia, Peru and Spain. Spaniards brought silversmithing to the Americas and now Native American jewelry is well known, and the silver used in it comes from one of the largest deposits in the world, which stretches from Montana to Mexico.

While everyone has heard of the ‘streets of gold’ mentioned in the Bible, a little know fact is that silver is mentioned more than two hundred and fifty times there as well. It is used as a reference to the purity of someone or something or the purification of it. It is also used to explain the high value of an object. While silver is one of the precious metals used as coinage through the ages, Mexico is currently the only country still using an amount of silver Van Cleef & Arpels Sweet Alhambra Bracelet Knockoff in their coins. While more than twenty five thousand tons of silver are processed for use every year, only one third of that amount is used for jewelry. The rest of it goes to medical, photographic and other industrial uses.

One characteristic of silver that gold does not have is the ability to create a fantastic patina as it ages. Repeatedly throughout the history of silver Fake Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry, fashion has dictated that the popular ‘antiqued’ look was in high style. Gold cannot tarnish, but silver does as it is exposed to light; this tarnish in not corrosion but rather just the right amount of oxidation to leave a rich, dark color in the crevices of a piece of metalworked silver. Another very important reason that jewelry buyers like to use silver is due to the ratio of gold value to silver. Gold is averaging around 50 times the price of silver, but once the silver has been worked into a beautiful piece of sterlingImitation Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry, that ratio could be cut in half or more.