Many things are made of silver, including utensils, jewelry, various currencies, solar panels, dental fillings, wound dressings and even food coloring. While silver has a long history as a precious metal used for money, ... More »

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Silver is usually obtained as a by-product of the process of purifying other metals such as copper, lead and zinc. Silver can also be collected from refining gold or from silver ores. It is usually separated from its ore... More »

Silver is a metal that is found in nature in pure form, silver ores or in combination with other different ores. Silver ores include argentite and acanthite that are known as silver sulfide. Silver also exists in ores th... More »

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Gold is used as jewelry, as currency, as dental fillings, and for eye and ear implants. In addition, gold is used for painting, gilding and lettering. Gold is also used in electronics and in soldering and electroplating.... More »

A mark that reads 825 silver is used for jewelry and other items made from silver. This marking denotes that the item is 82.5 percent silver. It is sometimes referred to as continental or European silver. More »

According to eBay, one way to find out if a sterling-silver tea set is made out of real silver is to pay attention to its coloring. Most silver is mixed with other alloys such as copper. Low-grade silver often has a slig... More »

Clean tarnished silver jewelry using a variety of household products, including aluminium foil, baking soda, laundry detergent, toothpaste and vinegar. Try mixing 1/2 cup of white wine vinegar with 2 tablespoons of bakin... More »

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