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Silver Pendants - perfect finishing touch to every outfit. Our silver pendants collection features various styles made from higest quality sterling silver. By choosing any pendant from our silver line you will create unique look, full of subtle beauty, charm and undeniable elegance.
Pendants can be traced back to prehistoric times. The famous Venus of Hohle Fels has perforations that could make it worn as a pendant. It dates back to the Upper Paleolithic times, which were 40,000 to 35,000 years ago. In ancient Greece and Rome, as well as the Middle East, gold and silver pendants were masterfully created, while throughout the rest of the world, shells and beads were worn as pendants.
The typical theme or motif for pendants throughout history and prehistory is animal figurines or a hybrid of human and animal figurines. Egyptians created pendants with a particular bent toward cats. Eventually, once the Roman Empire became Christian, the cross or crucifix became a pendant. Pendants hold a sacred place in jewelry. Aside from adornment, pendants were often worn to protect the wearer from evil or magic.
Two of the most glorious and beautiful pendants in history are a gold pendant worn in the Holy Roman Empire around 324 AD, during the reign of Constantine the Great. The other is Victorian and Edwardian retro.
As a precious metal, silver has a long history, spanning back to 5000-4000 BCE. Silver was originally a sacred metal, because of its comparison to gold and symbolically to the semi-circle of the moon. It quickly became coinage and jewelry thereafter. Silver was discovered during the same time as copper and gold.
Silver mining was a dangerous expedition. Silver and lead are part of the same ore. To mine and extract silver, the danger of lead poison was severe. Most free men in the ancient world didn’t mine for silver, but had slaves mine and extract the silver from lead.
The majority of silver jewelry and silver pendants comes in Sterling Silver or Standard Silver. Sterling Silver is about 92.5% silver and the rest copper or other mass metals. Fine Silver (99.9% silver) is too soft to produce objects. Copper gives silver strength, ductility, and beauty. Sterling Silver pendants today are among the most popular and glamorous types of pendants, especially when designed and shaped into eclectic figures, crucifixes, animals, hearts, flowers, among many other designs. Silver pendants have long history, and now, with ability to be mass produced, Sterling Silver pendants are popular for a diversity of reasons.