Product Information

Picture Frame Storage
When customers receive picture frames, never place the frames in a garage, or areas of high/low temperature.  Even though wood on the picture frames is sealed, wood always has a seasonal movement.   Wood moves in conjunction to the moisture levels where the picture frame is stored.     In areas of high humidity, the wood will shrink or expand and cause joint failures and the frame is likely to come apart and be detached from the wood back.  If you find that this happened to for any wood, or metal on wood picture frame, there are special glues that you can use to glue the picture frame back in place.   Contact us and we will recommend a few glues on the market place that are used to re-attach the picture frame to the its back.  Or click here and go to directly to AMAZON for their selection of glue recommendations.  
Cleaning Tarnish Resistant Picture Frames, Clocks & Home Decor Items
  • Gently clean your silver piece with warm water and dry with a soft cloth or cotton dish towel by hand. Never use paper towels or other material that will scratch the silver.
  • If slightly tarnish, clean with Windex and with vinegar, or a non-scented non-abrasive hand sanitizer on a cotton ball.  Carefully clean with a cotton ball to prevent scratching.
  • Use a water wash-off commercial silver cleaner for remove dark tarnish and follow the manufacturer’s polish directions.


* What is meant by the term 92.5% Sterling Silver, pure sterling or solid sterling silver picture frames?   The definition for these terms is an alloy of silver containing 92.5% silver and 7.55% copper or other material.   Any solid 92.5% sterling silver item is marked "Sterling".   Silverstar International Elite Sterling and Signature product lines are solid sterling silver with 92.5% sterling silver purity.

* What is meant by Bi-laminated Sterling Silver, as in bi-laminated sterling silver picture frames?   Composed of 50% sterling silver at marked AG +silver content formala as opposed to 925, Bi-laminated sterling silver definition is a sheet of sterling silver and an alloy (aluminum or other) fused together in the manufacturing process.  Whereas some U.S. manufacturers mark this product "Sterling", as a conservative Italian company Silverstar marks this type of product based upon the  weighted sterling silver content using an industry accepted formula.  Francesco Moretti sterling silver picture frames are made with Bilaminated Silver with a tarnish resistant surface.

* What is meant by Weighted Sterling?   The term means a sheet of 925 sterling silver sandwiched around weighted material.  Our Mazzetti Silver Gift Collection is manufactured with this weighted sterling silver manufacturing technique to reduce the silver item's cost to our customers.    Weighted sterling silver gifts are marked "Argento", the Italian name for "Silver".

* What is meant by Sterling Silver Plated, as in sterling silver plated picture frames or sterling silver plated mint julep cups?  One silver coating over a metal base.  Bianchi Silver products are sterling silver plated with not one but 6 coats.  That makes Bianchi very special and unique to the common silver plated that only have one thin coat.   Our product will not turn black but will retain the beauty for many years to come.