Man’s best friend is Woman’s best friend, too. Where would we be without our beloved canine companions? Life surely holds a deeper, richer meaning because of our relationships with our pets. Plum Island Silver is proud to present a collection that we have been building for years: The Best Friends Collection. This sterling silver line of dog jewelry pays homage to that best friend who walks step-by-step beside you, stares you down for treats at the table, and takes her proper place on the pillow next to you at night. You will be dazzled by the selection of dog breed jewelry set in silver. You will be awe-struck by the many sterling paw prints, bones, and heart designs. And you will be moved by the dog memorial jewelry pieces that will help patch that inevitable hole in your heart. Much of this impeccable line is made in the USA, with many pieces made with recycled sterling silver. And all pieces are made with devotion and love. We have an ever-growing selection, so come back and visit often. And know that Plum Island Silver generously donates to our favorite animal welfare groups each year to help stop animal abuse and promote animal adoptions, which give many homeless animals a second chance at forever homes.
A healthy bit of information about sterling silver from our in-house geology expert: Silver is composed of 92.5% silver alloyed with copper to strengthen it. It has one of the highest levels of reflectivity of any metal, giving it unmatched brilliance and making it perfect for jewelry designs. In the past, silver has been relatively abundant and easy to extract from ore, making it relatively affordable for jewelry lovers. At various times in history, silver was even more valued than gold and had a mystical allure to it, often being associated with celestial phases and lunar goddesses. Hallmarking of silver places a stamped mark on the silver to identify its origin and purity. Today, silver jewelry is more popular than ever. Unlike other more expensive precious metals like gold or platinum, silver jewelry can appeal and be affordable to a wider audience. From youthful and trendy designs to the more stately and classic, jewelry made in sterling silver is here to stay.