Gold remains a standard, across the board and in more ways than one. Platinum is still regarded as one or steps up in terms of prestige and power. But these metals perceived little sister, has come out of its shadow. All across the world where such deposits exist, silver is being mined with a lot more enthusiasm than in the recent past. And originally, in fact, over centuries, silver had been regarded as a precious metal of the highest order. Gold, in terms of an investment vehicle, is regarded as a safe haven.
When economies across the board collapse, those with the power to do so turn to gold. in fact, those who are a lot smarter and wiser than others, have already made investments in gold, creating for themselves what is known as balanced portfolios which are always subject to change and market fluctuations which, of course, are quite volatile these days. Platinum has experienced some slumps over the last few years but perhaps with the evolutionary engineering practices of building electric cars going at full throttle, the demand for platinum could pick up.
Silver is enjoying a modest boom if you will. It is hardly noticed, but as an industrial material requirement, it is still in demand. Perhaps it could be said that the wearing of a sterling silver marietta is hardly noticed too. It would have to depend on the observers’ own refinements. The antique piece may be absorbing to the wearer and to a few others but generally speaking, anything set in silver does offer the wearer something in the line of class and distinction. Because there are no pretensions towards and there are no pretensions needed for garish outputs that insistently must be noticed.