Jennifer Reeves Designs is proud to use only the best materials to create stunning jewelry. This includes searching out beautiful, quality Opals, Pearls, and gemstones from around the world. However, the metals used in Jennifer’s jewelry collections are just as crucial to create the perfect piece.
History of Metals in Jewelry
The use of metals in jewelry making goes back thousands of years. The Mesopotamians, Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans used metals for jewelry making as early as 6000 BC. Jewelry making evolved as new metals were discovered. Gold was discovered around 6000 BC, copper around 4200 BC, and silver in 4000 BC.
History of Silver in Jewelry
Silver has been around for a long time and has mention in different religions and mythologies. Silver is mentioned in the Bible in the book of Genesis. Silver is one of the few metals that is allowed to be used in jewelry by men of the Islamic faith because the Prophet Muhammad wore a silver ring. Greek mythology says that the twin gods Apollo and Artemis carried silver bowls that were given to them at birth.
What Is Sterling Silver?
Sterling silver is 92.5 percent silver and 7.5 percent alloy metal. The alloy metal used is usually copper, as it strengthens the metal and has no effect on the beautiful color.
Why Is Sterling Silver Used?
Pure silver is very malleable and soft, so it is easily damaged. In addition, it can be difficult to make complex designs with pure silver. It is combined with copper or other alloys in order to produce a harder, more durable product.
Jennifer Reeves is proud to incorporate Sterling silver in her jewelry. This gorgeous metal not only enhances the appearance of the piece, it ensures that it is long lasting. We encourage you to browse our site to witness our stunning jewelry firsthand.