USES OF STERLING SILVER
Due to sterling silver having a special acoustic character, some musical instrument manufacturers use sterling silver as the material for making their instruments, including the flute and saxophone. For example, some leading saxophone manufacturers have crafted some of their saxophones from sterling silver, which they believe make the instruments more resonant and colourful in timbre.
Silver is used to make mirrors, as it is the best reflector of visible light known, although it does tarnish with time. It is also used in dental alloys, solder and brazing alloys, electrical contacts and batteries. Silver paints are used for making printed circuits.
Silver bromide and iodide were important in the history of photography, because of their sensitivity to light. Even with the rise of digital photography, silver salts are still important in producing high-quality images and protecting against illegal copying. Light-sensitive glass (such as photochromic lenses) works on similar principles. It darkens in bright sunlight and becomes transparent in low sunlight.
Pure Silver has antibacterial properties and silver nanoparticles are used in clothing to prevent bacteria from digesting sweat and forming unpleasant odours. Silver threads are woven into the fingertips of gloves so that they can be used with touchscreen phones.
There’s a special place in many women’s hearts for sterling silver jewellery, thanks to its understated beauty and classic, timeless charm.
Whilst silver can be used as a backdrop for colourful gems, many pieces shine bright without the help of precious stones. This is partially thanks to silver’s fantastic malleability, which allows many beautiful and unique shapes to be crafted from the metal.
Jewellery is a great way to give your favourite clothes a little extra swagger and Sterling Silver jewellery matches with any kind of outfit you choose. I think that's why most people keep silver pieces with their fashion collections as they are really less expensive than gold and diamond jewellery, yet still gives that high end look.