Diamonds set in sterling silver? It was about 10 years ago when a jewelry manufacturing company from the United Kingdom came to this country with a revolutionary new concept that rocked the jewelry industry. Some of us jewelry purists were appalled that a company named Hot Diamonds had the audacity to set diamonds into sterling silver. Up till that point, diamonds, the most precious and rare of gemstones, would never be set in anything other than gold or platinum. Why is silver so popular? Sterling silver is rapidly becoming the leading metal in the fabrication of Fine Jewelry. Even Scott Kay, one of the most renowned designers of engagement rings, who once vowed he would never use silver, has succumbed to the craze. Why has silver become so popular? Very simple....affordability! The price of silver today is about $40 an ounce while ...
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