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Downloadable video gives history of silver
Washington--Earlier this month, The Silver Institute posted a new video on its website detailing the uses of the metal throughout the ages, a video that can be downloaded and used by retailers as an educational tool for consumers.
Called “Silver-The Element of Change,” the seven-minute clip on SilverInstitute.org takes viewers through the history of silver and the impact it has had on the world over the years.
Silver first was mined in ancient Turkey about 5,000 years ago, and early civilizations fashioned ornaments, eating utensils, coins, and, of course, jewelry from the metal.
Silver also has been prized for its antibacterial properties. According to the video, citizens of the Greek and Roman empires used the metal to prevent infections. In the Middle Ages, it came into use as a disinfectant for stored water and food.
Today, the countries that produce the most silver are Mexico, Peru, China, Australia and Chile.
Many of its current uses are in line with ancient ones: silver is still popular for tableware and jewelry. The video notes that today’s “fashion consumers” value silver jewelry because of its beauty, ease of use in contemporary designs and affordability.
To share or embed Silver-The Element of Change on a website, use this link.
To download the video, click on the link provided on The Silver Institute’s website and follow instructions from Google Drive.