A Metal for the Future

Why Silver is Essential for our Modern World

Silver provides outstanding:

  • Strength
  • Malleability
  • Ductility (stretched into wire)
  • Electrical and thermal conductivity
  • Light reflection
  • Ability to withstand temperature extremes

Silver's properties have long made it an essential element for many applications including:

  • Jewelry
  • Décor & Tableware
  • Industrial applications and alloys
  • Batteries
  • Electronics
  • Computers and cell phones
  • Coinage and a store of value

Although used for thousands of years for coinage, jewelry and other decorative items, silver's relatively recent industrial applications have accounted for most of its dramatic increase in usage during the 20th and 21st centuries. The metal's unique and valuable properties have made the metal indispensable to the modern world. Silver is particularly important for ongoing technological advances in a wide array of communication, aerospace, defense and computing technologies.