All facts and figures taken from Zoara
Silver has been considered throughout history to be a nearly perfect jewelry metal. The ancient Egyptians believed that silver was so close to perfection that they gave it the symbol of the semi-circle, implying its proximity to holiness and purity. Silver is one of the most malleable Precious Metals available which makes it an ideal material for beautiful and intricate designs that shine like the moon.
Silver Earrings, Silver Pendants, and Silver Rings have a simple elegance that makes them appropriate for every day wear. Dress up your jeans and tee shirt with a silver cuff or silver pendant without feeling overstated or over-done.
Chemical Formula: Ag
Color: Silver-white on untarnished surfaces. Tarnishes dark yellow to black
Hardness: 2.5 – 3
Crystal System: Isometric
Specific Gravity: 9.6 – 12.0
Tenacity: Ductile and malleable
Environment: In volcanic basalt rocks and in hydrothermal veins and mesothermal veins. May also be formed by the breakdown of sulfur from lead or zinc deposits.
Rock Type: Igneous, Metamorphic
Striking Features: Interesting crystal habit, tarnish, ductility, and conductivity.