Silver is the least valuable of the precious metals used in jewellery and in spite of this, or perhaps because of it, it is still a very popular choice.

Silver is soft when pure and so it is often alloyed with 7.5% other metals to give Sterling Silver.

A brilliant white metal when polished, silver develops a very attractive soft lustre after a while. Silver is the natural partner to most semi-precious stones where its neutral white colour allows the full beauty of cut and polished semiprecious stones to shine.

Some of John Martin's latest designs in silver make use of the textured surface obtained using a special casting technique. The pattern obtained is absolutely unique for each piece. (The textured silver ring opposite was cast using this method).

The cost for an item varies depending upon weight of metal, choice of stones, and complexity of design.
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