The sheen and timeless beauty of silver is beyond description. Turn on the pages of history and you will find mention of silver everywhere. This precious metal which never ceases to seduce and serenade you with its beauty and elegance has been an integral part of continents, cultures and countries of the world since time immemorial. The metal has been part of jewellery as well as the culture of multiple civilizations of the world. Leaf through the pages of your history book and you will be utterly surprised to note that in Medieval Age in Europe silver commanded a premium over the yellow metal. The fascinating facts about silver do not end here. Across countries and legends, you can read about numerous chronologies, stories and tales about magical power of silver.
How often have you turned on your favourite TV shows about blood sucking vampire and wondered as to how they cannot stand silver. Well there is an interesting story behind it. In fact, there is a lot of vampire lore dealing with silver. The reasons vary – in ancient Greek mythology the reason is because their first vampire was cursed by Artemis to be burnt by the touch of silver since he was stealing her silver bow at the time. Then there is also a religious twist to it. It is believed that Judas betrayed to the Sanhedrin (the government in Jerusalem, Israel) Jesus for thirty pieces of silver. Since then silver has been associated with a mark of betrayal and a curse to the undead and the evil. Also, silver bullets are shown as effective to be against werewolves.