Our favorite material to use here at The Silver Diva, sterling silver has been in use for thousands of years in the making of coins, tableware and jewelry. The word sterling is thought to have come from the Old English word steorling, which means “with a little star”. A bright and beautiful metal used to create memorable gifts, we can’t think of a better phrase to describe sterling silver.
The mining of silver began more than 5,000 years ago in Anatolia and continued in Greece around 1200 B.C. and Spain in 100 A.D. The profits of their silver mines aided these nations in their rises to power, also helping to advance technology. The most important silver find did not take place until the year 1492, when Christopher Columbus arrived in the New World. Mexico and South America were extraordinarily rich in silver, leading to the reinvention of silver from a decorative metal to a much sought after form of wealth and currency.
Nowadays, no country loves sterling silver more than the United States, a trend that was brought about by the minting of the U.S. silver dollar in 1794. Here at The Silver Diva, we work to create unique pieces of sterling silver jewelry and gifts to help families celebrate the important milestones and moments in their lives. Whether you are searching for the perfect gifts for your wedding party, a birthday gift for mom or a little something for yourself, we have plenty of personalized options for you to choose from! Shop with us online or visit our Cincinnati, Ohio hand stamping jewelry studio at 9797 Montgomery Rd., Ste. F to create your own one-of-a-kind piece.