What is silversmithing?

Answer Silversmithing is the the art of crafting ornamental or practical items from the precious metal silver. It uses many of the same techniques found in other metal crafts, such as forging and casting... Read More »

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Is mercury used in silversmithing to make silverware?

Generally speaking, yes, mercury is used in the process of making silverware. In the silver mining process, mercury is used to create the metallic silver. However, in silversmithing, no mercury is ... Read More »