Silver, along with Gold are the first identifiable minerals used as vessels of trade. It has been acknowledged that its primary use was for value in exchange for something of necessity. Even the etymological story about Silver has biblical undertones in connotation to the Judas Iscariot famous kiss wherein silver was exchange for the price of betrayal. However, silver, ironically symbolizes purity. It expresses an insinuation of honesty and truthfulness devoid of beguilement. Sterling was a name closely associated with silver, although history cannot categorically pinpoint the exact etymological significance of it. However, sterling is a connotation of strength or strong. A silver sterling is a silver that has undergone the stages of alloy formation. Pure silver is malleable but if combined with other minerals usually a copper, it changes the structure of silver making it strong and sturdy. It allows the silversmiths to create various creations of silver. In the early 18th century, Silver has been used extensively as ornaments of women as part of their jewelry collections. Adornment by women became customary. Even before the renaissance, silverware is used by royals around the world. It has been closely associated with royalty and elegance. Even the Royal Family of England do maintained its kitchenwares with lots of gold and silver.
Because sterling silver is used as a fact by the royals, this has become a standard for elegance and wealth. The quality of silver has been identified through its famous Hallmarks. Its primary purpose is to indicate the purity of the silver alloy used in the manufacture or hand-crafting of the piece, to identify the silversmith or company that made the piece and the date and/or location of the manufacture or tradesman. A purity standard of 925 or 92.5% is an indication of the purity of an alloy amalgamation between silver and copper or any mineral.
At Metalsmiths Sterling, their silver hallmarks are actually four hallmarks, it’s the stamp of quality and assayer’s mark! In England, the Assayer’s Mark is the stamp of excellence and the quality of silver sterlings.
At Metalsmiths Sterling, they have another hallmark to distinguish a par above the rest with the 925 stamp of their silver. This propagates the assumption that at Metalsmiths Sterling, the quality of purity is a priority because the company believes on the assertion of the level of respect which they deem to treat every valued customer. A sterling silver invokes a moment of truthfulness and if be given as a gift, it symbolizes the giver’s real intentions and affection. A sterling silver at Metalsmiths Sterling is always a work of art, because its handcrafted personally by expert hands. The personal touch connotes a sincere delivery of expression intended to aggravate the moment of emotions.
Every creation is special, distinct and personal. It reflects the company's level of respect to which they aspire to treat every valued clientele. Metalsmiths Sterling do have creations with marvelous stones as part of their jewelry collection. Its combination reflects the company's creativity and valuable expertise in arranging, setting other precious stones as to accentuate the beauty of silver.
Anyway, since time immemorial, silver had been used extensively as a rejoinder in setting another standard for the value of silver. It creates a different stage of aura as to let the client gasp in aspiration and exhilaration of excitement and jubilation for finding at last a piece that symbolizes honesty, purity yet regal and royal in form. The complexities of the emotions that befuddled the beholder will be captivated in a chant of bewilderment and satisfaction upon realizing that a Metalsmiths Sterling creation is indeed a work of class and splendor!
The character of silver as malleable represents the company's liberalistic views on modification for progress and foresight. Being creative transcends a notion of liberality in accepting change even without notice. Eventually, every creation at Metalsmiths Sterling will always be a work in progress. The world will always be surprised of its newest creations. Embracing the world’s desire in a form of sterling silver and gift the world, the expression of purity at its purest intentions.
A gift of silver by Metal Smith Sterling is a perfect gift, a manifestation of honesty and purity.
Metalsmiths Sterling collections present classical designs and quality craftsmanship at the right price. They have come up with different creations, namely, the "earth, wind & fire collection," The "Signature Collection," with its timeless classics on rings, earrings, necklaces, bracelets and cufflinks.
The "Panos Konidas" collections presents the timeless beauty which carries modern sophistication and unique line of jewelry. Its exquisite designs imbues the reminiscent architecture that forms the ancient great cities of the world while expressing elegance and modernity cues.
Their "Maquise Collection", bold yet elegant demands attention. With its checkered cut stones and intense exotic stones that create a focus point that transfixed the moment of art. Perfectly glamorous for those willing dare to dream the drama it exalts.
The "Ink collection" depicts the exclusive kind of silver jewelry which has edgy inspiration by some noted, brilliant tattoos. A product of modernity. Its bold designs for the bold, confident men and women. Like a good tattoo etched on a silver plating inks the expression of confidence.
Metalsmiths Sterling Creations are available at Schiffman's at Friendly Center.