Most people often consider silver jewelry as accessory for casual wearing or informal occasions. In many international gem and jewelry markets, silver jewelry is categorized as fashion jewelry, being presented as affordable pieces in a separate display from gold and platinum jewelry. However, leading fashion markets, especially in the western world, have passed beyond the boundary of metal types and focused on manufacturing quality, design, and unique characteristics of each piece of jewelry instead. This trend can be seen in alarge variety of materials being used today, including steel, fish skin, animal bones and meteorites. These materials offer alternatives to high-quality natural diamonds and colored stones, which high-end manufacturers often use to add beauty and value in silver jewelry apart from its existing strengths in intricate designs and manufacturing techniques. Generally speaking, leading global brands' extension of product lines into silver jewelry is a way of breaking the wall which previously separated silver jewelry from high-end fine jewelry.