Silver has innumerable applications in art, science, industry and beyond.
At the highest level, though, demand for silver breaks down into three important categories: silver in the industry, investment, and silver jewelry & décor. Together, these three areas represent more than 95 % of annual silver demand.
With unique properties including its strength, malleability and ductility, its electrical and thermal conductivity, its sensitivity to and high reflectance of light and the ability to endure extreme temperature ranges, it is an element without substitution.
Thanks to the Silver Institute org. for the info.