Silver’s elemental symbol, Ag, stems from the Latin argentum , itself derived from a proto-Indo-European word meaning “shiny” or “white,” and the desirability of its dazzling coolness endures. Silver leaf sheets are pounded metal that has become thinner than paper. Due to its delicacy and, when made of pure silver, its brittle nature, it can be tricky to apply. But when done correctly, it adds an unbeatable brilliance to artwork, home decor, and even pastries or other foods. Below are five high-quality options that won’t let you down.