Although silver is generally considered as second only to gold in value, this precious metal has had a historical significance that far outweighs its secondary position today. For one, the Roman Empire relied much on the silver bullion to stabilize its economy. Around 10,000 tons circulated throughout the empire during its heyday, allowing the unparalleled exchange of goods, ideas, and culture. Silver was also used to purchase a newfound delight by European medieval royalties: the silk from China. In the Bible, silver, not gold, figured out in one of the most telling stories of Jesus, when he was betrayed by Judas. Maybe silver is more precious, after all? Especially when you see a Metalsmiths
Sterling jewelry piece, its elegance and luxury disproves gold is the better metal.
Metalsmiths Sterling is available at Schwarzschild's at Alverser Drive.