**The Magical Powers of Silver**
If you think your silver jewellery is just a pretty ornament, think again! Silver, as an element, is one of the most amazingly functional metals on earth.
Silver has super powers!
Silver is a great antibacterial agent. Tiny amounts of silver or silver salts can chemically affect the cell membranes of bacterial cells, killing them and creating a sterile environment. Bacteria cannot build up a resistance to silver, as they can to most antibiotics, which means that silver is one of the more dependable methods of sterilization.
Silver also works to purify water in much the same way. Aristotle advised Alexander the Great to use silver containers to store boiled water… in order to prevent disease.
As a matter of fact, the common expression, “Born with a silver spoon in his mouth,” is a reference to health, not wealth. Because being fed with a silver spoon did, in fact, help children stay healthier. This common observation is part of the reason why silverware came into fashion in the middle ages: people who ate with their hands got sick more often and more easily.
Today, silver’s antibacterial properties make it perfect for use in the medical field: burn treatments and wound dressings often incorporate silver. Medical research has shown that silver can promote the healing and regeneration of bone and skin.
A Sterling Investment
Silver is currently at an all-time high. Looking over a ten year period, the price of silver has gone up a whopping 708%, gold 457% and platinum 209%.
With no end in sight, silver is expected to
so buy it while you can.