UNUSUAL SILVER RINGS
Men's Silver Rings
Women's Silver Rings
Find the perfect British-made silver ring for your special occasion
The BEST! British handmade men's and women's most exceptional silver rings. Silver is by far the most versatile of all the precious metal jewellery we sell. It can be stretched, cast, distorted, engineered, sculpted, beaten, hammered and even oxidised to create just about any design imaginable. It is with these fantastic options to work with that our designers create the best and most unique rings of all in sterling silver.
About our silver ring section
We can help you find your perfect silver ring as this section is divided into two categories, being men's silver rings and women's silver rings, for your online shopping convenience, but many of the styles in both of these sections are suitable for both males and females. With this in mind, we also have plenty more to choose from with the silver wedding rings found in the wedding rings category of our website for both him and her.
Silver is still the second most popular choice after titanium on our website, not least because of its good looks, but also because there is so much silver jewellery to choose from, especially rings. These rings are very popular particularly with young people who often wear several rings at a time on different fingers. The styles are limitless, as are the designs. There are some great heavy, chunky urban designs in this section for men with many different textures and finishes. From highly polished, to hammered, etched or engraved, men love these styles. Oxidised silver is also trendy for that more Gothic look and a firm favourite with the Rockers and Heavy Metal fans. All the rings are handcrafted from the finest sterling silver, both contemporary and urban in design, they make the perfect gift for him or her.
Do remember though that silver is a relatively soft metal and pure silver is too soft for jewellery, so other metals are added to it to strengthen it up. In the UK 925 sterling silver is the standard used for jewellery pretty much everywhere. You can read more about our silver in the articles section of this website.
Silver is not ideal for wedding rings as it won't stand up to many years of constant wear and tear, and it does tarnish. It is worse for some people as the acidity of each individuals skin can affect the ring and make it turn black on the finger. Frequent wear and polishing with a soft cloth should minimise this problem and not spoil the enjoyment of wearing the ring. Again check out our advice on our information pages.
What else do we know about this precious metal?
Not only used for jewellery (yes that includes that silver ring you are wearing on your finger) or silverware, but 80% of the world's silver is also mined for industrial purposes. Silver is the most conductive and reflective metal on the planet so, for example, it's used in electronic components and construction as an insulation coating on glass.
Argentum. Argento. Plata. Silver. In any language, it is one of the most widely used and indispensable precious metals in modern society. Throughout history, silver has played a vital role in many of civilisation's most significant advancements. Silver is the element of change.
Since it was first extracted from the earth in ancient Turkey some 5,000 years ago, silver has helped transform society. Early civilisations prized its innate beauty and intrinsic value, fashioning ornaments, jewellery, eating utensils, and of course, silver coins. Silver changed the course of countless lives in the time of the Greek and Roman Empires when it was first used to prevent infection. In the Middle Ages, silver was first used to disinfect water and food during storage. Sailors found that putting silver coins in barrels of water or wine would keep the liquid potable during long ocean voyages.
But no single event in the history of silver was more important than the discovery of the New World. Extensive deposits of the precious metal were discovered throughout North and South America, and the Spanish exploration of the New World let to mining of the silver ore that dramatically eclipsed anything that had come before. Over the ensuing centuries, silver has time and again demonstrated its remarkable properties as an element of change.
It's not only for your silver ring
Today, no metal is as indispensable to modern life as is silver. Beautiful, valuable, malleable, durable. Silver is the best conductor of electricity of all metals. It withstands extreme temperatures and is an excellent reflector of light and conductor of heat. While silver is found throughout the world, some of the largest producing nations are Mexico, Peru, China, Australia, and Chile. Less than 30% of the silver produced annually comes from primary silver mines. The vast majority is a byproduct of gold, copper, lead, and zinc mining operations. Silver is also recycled, primarily from industrial catalysis processes and comes from other sources such as scrap melt.
Sophisticated advances in processing techniques have lead to ever-increasing uses of silver worldwide. The word silver evokes images of exquisite pieces of jewellery or beautiful tableware. Fashion consumers value silver jewellery and silverware, not only because of its beauty but the ease of use in contemporary designs and its affordability. But the fact is that well over half of all silver produced globally is used in industrial applications, and every day, it seems another even more innovative use for this most precious metal is developed.
While silver's antibacterial properties have been evident for centuries, only recently have we come to understand silver's unusual germ-fighting properties. Silver is a naturally-occurring bactericide. It effectively kills microorganisms but does not harm humans or animals. Look just about anywhere in a hospital, and you will find silver in bandages, instruments, even on furniture, helping to prevent infection and promote healing. Silver-based drinking water purifiers are popular, and many swimming pool owners are switching to silver-based cleansers. Silver also helps make today's mobile, interconnected lifestyle possible. Nearly every computer, cell phone, automobile, and appliance contains silver. Its high electrical conductivity makes it perfect for coating contacts on circuit boards.
Our silver rings are unbeatable value
On a final note we are very confident in that not only do we provide the BEST silver rings made here in the UK (and probably the world) but also at the LOWEST PRICES too. If you think you may have seen the same unusual silver ring elsewhere at a lower price, let us know, and we will price match like for like. YES! We can BEAT anyone!