Why work with silver? Why wear silver jewelry? Why is silver precious?
Silver jewelry lasts for generations, a gift from the past which never loses value. That value may be the price of the metal or the sentiment attached to it or the resale price. Handcrafted jewelry is an investment!
As for wearing silver, suit your personal taste. Silver's finish may be bright, dark, lustrous, shiny, satiny, smooth and textured to match or to perk up clothing.
Precious metals are more rare than other metals. Copper and iron are more abundant than gold and silver, so cost less, yet copper and iron are jewelry worthy metals too.