Known since antiquity, Silver is a strong, pretty metal and has been used in a huge variety of ways since it was discovered. Valued highly amongst civilised western worlds, Silver has been used as currency in over 50 countries, something not many metals have achieved. As well as collecting silver coins and silver bars there are a huge range of other possible ways to collect the understated metal.
As a precious metal Silver antiques and collectables can have a hefty price tag attached, however this depends completely on the grade of your silver item, its age and of course what collectable silver item it is! Most commonly (as well as in silver coins) you see silver used in silver ornaments or silver jewellery.
As well as silver ornaments and jewellery you quite often see expensive silver tableware such as plates, trays, goblets and cutlery. Outside of the antiquity markets Silver is also used as an antiseptic and in photographic film, although at collectables-now we are much more fond of it as silver tableware or jewellery.
Silver has a certain mystic element according to some, who say that the silver reflective metal while appearing pure and white also has associations with the moon and lunar elements. For example vampires are said to fear silver, probably an association with the purity conceived in European folklore about the metal, even werewolf's are supposedly only slayable with silver weapons. Needless to say Silver collectables and antiques are a fine collection to pursue, with elegance, purity and value.