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Silver Bracelets - stylish, playful and beautiful. Whether you are looking for simple style or more sophisticated design you will find it in our silver bracelets collection, crafted from the highest-quality pure sterling silver. Choose any bracelet from our silver collection and express your unique style.
Silver’s long history spans back to the discovery of copper and gold. Historians have found early mining ore in the Middle East, dating back to 4000 BCE. Silver originally was a sacred metal due to its comparison to gold and symbolically the moon. Silver soon thereafter became coinage and jewelry for trade throughout the ancient world.
Mining for silver meant mining for lead ore. To extract silver from the lead ore was dangerous, because of lead poisoning. Miners lasted for two or three years. In the ancient world, free men did not mine for silver. Slaves mined and extracted the silver.
Bracelets trace back to early Mesopotamia and China 7,000 years ago. Early bracelets were made from grasses, vines, and shells. In Egypt, women wore intricate gold and silver bracelets. Although sometimes buried for ritual reasons, mostly bracelets were worn as accessories. In Ancient Greece, leather bracelets were worn by men, specifically soldiers as defensive bands on their forearms. They too would adorn their bracelets with silver, gold, and gemstones. In Latin, the term, “Brachium,” means arm. “Bracels” comes from this. When Roman women began wearing them, they were called “Bracel-ets.” All over the world, up till present time, bracelets have been popular accessories for both men and women, using various materials, such as jade in China, ribbons and charms in Middle Age Europe, and plastic and Bakelite in the 20th century. Bracelets also may carry significance for causes such as Breast or Testicular Cancer or may be used for medical purposes among diabetics and elderly.
Fine silver (99.9% silver) is too soft to create bracelets or any other object. Sterling Silver or Standard Silver is about 92.5% silver and the rest mass metals, the most popular of which is copper. Copper gives silver strength, ductility, and beauty. By the 20th Century, bracelets began to be mass produced of every kind of design imaginable. Sterling Silver became popular among bracelets in the 1950s as charm bracelets for girls and women. In the 1970s, men began to wear Sterling Silver chain-link bracelets. Throughout the 21st century, Sterling Silver bracelets became hugely successful and common, because they are easily mass produced and the fashion for the beauty of silver in bracelets, cuff-links, and bangles, has always been widespread.