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Welcome to The Sterling Hut.  We offer free UPS Ground service to all orders $100 or over for all orders in Continental U.S. !   We use UPS Standard Ground Service for all orders unless otherwise requested, with the exception of APO and EPO addresses which are shipped via US Postal Service Parcel Post.  All non-engraved order will begin processing no later than the next business day.  Orders that require engraving could take up to 5 business days (our engraving department is closed Sunday and Monday).   

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Business days in transit from: LEXINGTON, SC 29073.   UPS and USPS ground shipments are free with any order valued at $100 or more.
  
 
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International shipping lead-time using Priority Services has an average delivery time of 2 weeks.   Express shipment delivery overseas average 8 to 10 days.   International First Class delivery time is between 30 to 45 days.

 

Definitions

* 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.