Sterling silver is one of the most popular metals used for jewelry making. In Latin, silver is called Argentum, In Greek is was argyros. In alchemy the moon was the symbol for silver. Due to its shiny and reflective surface, silver was used to make mirrors. It was also the earliest and most used metal to make coins. That’s why in French to say that you have money is j'ai de l'argent. Nowadays gold is about 50 times more valuable then silver. However, in ancient Egypt and in Middle Age Europe silver was considered to be more valuable.