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Home / Jewellery / The History of Sterling Silver Earrings

The History of Sterling Silver Earrings

Latest Sale explores the history of sterling silver earrings. The earliest record of the metallic alloy dates back to 1158, although it is believed the trade of this precious metal has been regulated since the Anglo-Saxon period. As early as the 12th century, sterling silver was used as currency for most of Europe, and later in Colonial America.

Because of its shine and durability, sterling silver was often used in fine cutlery. However, as the price of silver rose, its most common use became fine jewellery. After thousands of years of craftsmanship, sterling silver earrings are the most beautiful and best quality examples of fine jewellery on the market.