Silver that has been fully work-hardened, either by rolling or forging, gradually recrystallizes, even at room temperature. This greatly softens the metal, making it susceptible to scratching and marring.

   

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O Silver that has been fully work-hardened, either by rolling or forging, gradually recrystallizes, even at room temperature. This greatly softens the metal, making it susceptible to scratching and marring. To maintain hardness, therefore, other metals are added to form alloys that are harder, stronger, and less prone to fatigue.
O The best-known copper-silver alloy is sterling, which is 92.5 percent silver and 7.5 percent copper. (In England sterling silver is traditionally identified by the hallmark of a lion passant.) Coin silver is an alloy of 90 percent silver and 10 percent copper. For jewelry and ornaments, 85-90 percent silver (and the balance copper) is frequently used.
O Silver as a medicine - It was observed that those ancient families who ate from silver utensils rarely were sick and had few infections. This knowledge passed on to kings, emperors, sultans and their families and members of their royal courts. They ate from silver plates, drank from silver cups, used silver utensils and stored their food in silver containers.
O Generations ago, pioneers trekking across the Wild West in the US faced many hardships. Keeping safe drinking water was one of them. Bacteria, algae, etc., found a fertile breeding ground in wooden casks, which were carried by the wagons. They placed silver coins in the casks to retard the growth of the spoilage organisms. They also placed silver coins in their milk to keep it fresh.

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man in a maze is the symbol of the native american indian man in his meaning of all things represent in Zuni Jewelry

 Horses represented transportation and power to Zuni indians of the southwest

the sterling silver jewelry bear symbolized strength to the native Zuni tribes of the southwest

 Kokopelli is a prehistoric Southwestern personage depicted in this Zuni Jewelry.

 A figure of telling stories and singing to children and often made of clay or wood and more recently of silver

The mixing of gold and silver in the designs of modern native american indian jewelry

small manufactured tubes or beads of silver linked together to form a sterling silver jewelry contemporary necklace

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