(Sil-ver) n: A
precious metal with the highest thermal and electrical conductivity
of all metals used in a variety of purities in the production
of jewelry, tableware, photography and coins.
In its purest form this lustrous metal, like gold, is very soft.
For this reason Silver is usually alloyed with other metals such as copper, as is the case in sterling silver jewelry, to make it more robust.
Fine Silver, is 99.9% Silver.
Thai Karen Hill-Tribe Silver is 99.5% Silver.
Britannia Silver is 95.84% Silver with up to 4.16% copper.
Mexican Silver is usually 95% Silver and 5% Copper.
Sterling Silver Jewelry is 92.5% Silver, with copper making up the
Silver is a chemical element denoted on the periodic table by
the symbol Ag. In etymological terms this symbol is derived
from the early Proto-Indo-European language root word Arg'-
meaning White, or To shine. This root word is found in ancient:
The only languages that lacked this root are the Germano-Balto-Slavic
languages that used another stem for Silver thought to be based
on a river in Lycia, modern day Turkey:
The Germanic, or Teutonic, word is the root of the Anglo-Saxon
branch word of Silver used today.