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Life is Better with a Touch of Silver

To be born with a silver spoon in the mouth, is to be born in a world of luxury. Silver has been a favored metal through centuries due to its interesting qualities. The trend continues today with manufacture and use of silver items of daily use.

What is it that makes silver so interesting?

A few facts from the pages of history:

  • Silver was employed as a germicide and antibiotic in the days before the development of modern pharmaceuticals.
  • Silver vessels were used to keep water and other liquids fresh by the ancient Greeks. According to records kept by Herodotus, the Greek philosopher and historian, silver was in use before the birth of Christ.
  • Wine was stored in silver urns to prevent spoilage during The Roman Empire.
  • During the Middle Ages, use of silverware protected the wealthy from the full brunt of the plague.
  • Silver had proven properties that retarded the growth of disease-causing pathogens. So before the discovery of modern germicides and antibiotics, it was used in dishware, drinking vessels and eating utensils. The wealthy stored and ate their food from silver vessels to keep bacteria from growing.
  • The early pioneers trekking across the American West found that if they placed silver or copper coins in their casks of drinking water, it kept the water safe from bacteria, algae, etc.
  • Some of use might remember our grandparents putting silver dollars in milk to keep it fresh, it was an accepted practice in the past.

By now you must be wondering why I am talking about silver. I came across a site where sterling silver items are for sale. What is so great about that, you might wonder?

I thought the same. Till I came across a jar of Marmite with a silver lid, a bottle of ketchup with a silver sleeve and lid and wait till you read this...baby bottles in silver!

The prices of these innovative items are steep, sterling silver and all that. So expect to cough up a cool $188 for a lid of small jar of Marmite and $260 for a large one.

Looking for an interesting baby gift? What about a dainty little baby spoon in silver? Only for $200. Add a small baby bottle for $695, a large one would set you back by only about $1,150.

If this seems steep to you, how about $1,790 for a bottle of ketchup in a silver case and lid? Available in a size that would hold a 342g glass bottle of ketchup.

So if you have the extra cash, go have a look at these and more innovative items in sterling silver at the theofennel site.


Aditi Simlai Tiwari
Lifestyle Writer
InventorSpot.com