There’s no doubt about it: silver horse jewelry is one of the hottest picks for the spring. But don’t make the mistake of thinking this is just the latest ‘new thing’ — silver has long been a favorite metal: it is mentioned in the earliest books of the Bible and turns up in archeological digs from civilizations long buried. We’ve been using silver for forever and a day to craft beautiful, detailed jewelry to adorn our wrists — as this sterling silver cable bracelet with an 18K gold stirrup accent does exceptionally well — necks, ears, and fingers.
Looking at the beauty, style and distinctive shine of silver, many people assume that the majority of this metal winds up in jewelry. After all, it’s so perfectly suited to that purpose! However, if you want to discover where most silver goes, you need look no further than your cell phone, computer, television, GPS, or any of a million other technological gadgets that surround our daily lives! Batteries contain silver.
Confusion crops up around the term sterling silver. Sterling silver is an alloy, which consists of 92% silver and 8% other metals. Mixing the metals results in a more durable product, as pure silver is exceptionally soft. Most fine jewelry artisans work far too hard to want to see their artistry obliterated when someone bumps a bracelet against a tabletop accidentally. Sterling silver horse jewelry is durable and beautiful, tough and exquisite — not at all unlike the horses we hold so dear!
When selecting silver jewelry, remember that you’re looking at a material that has timeless appeal — yet is priced to allow you to keep up with the trends without breaking the bank. Every horse jewelry collection should include some silver! (And yes, if for no other reason, silver has been known to keep werewolves away. Talk about peace of mind!)