ONE OF THE MOST ELEGANT MATERIALS EVER
The alloy of sterling silver consists of 92.5% pure silver and 7.5% other metals such as Copper. The fineness is therefore given as 925/1000. “Sterling” refers to the British pound sterling. Sterling silver was the material used for the English silver pennies, also known as sterling.
The word "sterling" is an abbreviation of easterling. Easterlings were the coins that came from mainland Europe. Sterling silver is harder than pure silver and is therefore very suitable for processing jewelry. Due to the copper content, its color is somewhat redder than that of pure silver.
Unlike all other silver alloys, sterling silver oxidizes or tarnishes when it is not worn. This happens due to a chemical reaction and does not know that it is of poor quality. The easiest way to prevent this is to wear the silver regularly. When rubbed against the skin or the fabric of your clothing, the silver retains its shine without tarnishing.
Men do not have many opportunities to wear jewelry and so cufflinks, key rings or belt buckles made of sterling silver give you the opportunity to "shine" a little but elegantly.