Silver often plays second fiddle to another precious metal, gold, but this element has special properties that deserve a good look.
For example, of all the metals, pure silver is the best conductor of heat and electricity, according to the Jefferson National Linear Accelerator Laboratory. It’s also the best reflector of visible light, which is why it is commonly used to make mirrors — though silver does tarnish and turn dark grey when exposed to air, requiring periodic polishing.
When Purchasing Sterling engravable charms Jewelry you are making a wise investment. Sterling is a precious metal and although the price fluctuates as does Gold, it maintains it’s value through the quality of the piece which will last a lifetime.
Unfortunately, like Gold, Buying and selling Sterling Silver takes experience and a little know how. Some basic pointers are listed to lead you in the right direction before placing your bid.
Sterling Silver has a market value which changes daily. It will move up and down, but generally not vary much unless the economy reflects significant changes. However, purchasing Sterling jewelry that is handcrafted, vintage or collectible will and should not directly effect the market value of the piece. In other words, Jewelry as an investment is not always dollar for dollar. A signed silversmith piece of fine jewelry is not equal to the market value of scrap sterling. When purchasing Sterling jewelry you are paying for the craftsmanship and beauty of the piece; not the value according to the weight. If you desire to invest for financial gain in the market consider purchasing bars of Silver by the troy ounce which can then be cashed in when the price is up and purchased when low.