Posts Tagged “Sterling Silver”

2024 Best Sterling Silver Flatware Sets

This year, whether you want to expand your current sterling silverware collection or you’re starting from scratch, we want to provide you with top-tier recommendations from brands that define the luxury flatware space. 

Right now, you can check out top sterling silverware sets from leading brands like Gorham, Towle, and Wallace at the Silver Superstore website. We’ll highlight some of our top selections from each brand below. 

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Sterling Silver’s Long Lasting Beauty

As you pick that perfect pendant or those gorgeous silver earrings that sparkle as they catch the light, know that you are part of a special tradition. Silver has been the metal of choice for jewelry and tableware for, well, thousands of years. In fact, a recent archaeological dig in Israel uncovered a 3,200-year-old cache of silver that included 5 hoop earrings.

A Brief History in Silver

Silver was first unearthed in Greece and Turkey in 3,000 B.C., and, even then, its discoverers worked to refine it to a purer form through a process called cupellation where they heated the raw metal and blew air over it. Modern popularity began in 1492 when Spanish Conquistadors found rich lodes of silver in South America. Between 1500 and 1800, most silver came from Mexico, Bolivia, and Peru. The first major silver strike in the United States came in 1857 when miners struck the Comstock Lode in Nevada. View Full Article…