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Because of its softness and ease of working, and relatively low cost, silver has been used in making jewellery and precious objects for thousands of years. In the year 1307, King Edward 1st of England, began the regulation of silver qualities in general use, which led to the establishment of the "Sterling" standard of silver. Sterling Silver is 92.5% pure, and this early standard, so rigorously enforced in England, has now been widely adopted around the world, although other lower standards do still exist in some other continental countries.
The most economical of all the precious metals, silver has been the metal of choice for salvers, trays, tea services, tankards, and many other fine quality household luxury items. The availability and low price of the metal has been a major factor in its widespread use, but its softness limits its durability in the case of some items of stone set jewellery.
Cellini has a wide range of earrings, necklaces, chains, bracelets and bangles all made in hallmarked sterling silver.