* What is meant by the term 92.5% Sterling Silver? 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" in accordance with Italian law.
* What is meant by Bilaminated Silver? A sheet of sterling silver and an alloy (aluminum or other) fused together in the manufacturing process. Our weighted sterling silver Francesco Moretti product line is made with Bilaminated Silver with a tarnish resistant surface. Each Bilaminated Silver item is marked with a silver content formula.
* What is meant by Weighted Sterling? 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? 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.