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Silver Cutlery Made of 925 Sterling Silver - Top-Quality Silverware

Noble and elegant silver flatware turns your dining into a great pleasure and makes food taste especially great. Therefore, for many centuries silver has been preferred among other materials in cutlery manufacture.This metal is acid-resistant, yet it can be affected by such products containing sulphur like fish or eggs. Thus fish silverware made of silver is often also gold-plated, whereas egg and caviar spoons are crafted of horn or mother-of-pearl.

Hallmarking Indicates Silver Quality

Since the 19th century cutlery items can also be silver-plated through the galvanization process. You can hardly notice the difference  in the appearance between real silver and silver-plated cutlery.

To make it easier and more obvious for regular customers what precious or non-precious metals and how much of them flatware items contain, in 1850 a mandatory hallmarking of silver cutlery, which is still in force today, was introduced. Hence, according to the "Regulations on gold and silver fineness in items made of these metals" (in German - "Gesetz über den Feingehalt von Gold und Silberwaren") such flatware should be marked as 'Half Moon' ("Halbmond") and 'Imperial Crown' ("Reichskrone") and bear the manufacturer's trade mark and silver content.

Pure silver is so soft that it is not suitable for the majority of applications. To avoid twisting or bending, it has to be 'alloyed' with other metals.

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Particular Features of Sterling Silver

In principle, silver is silver, there exists no particular difference; only the composition of alloys may vary.

Sterling silver is an alloy  which contains 92.5% of pure silver and 7.5% of other metals, usually copper. The fineness is thus 925/1000. It has the highest possible proportion of silver in cutlery, and is, therefore, the most valuable. "Real-silver" flatware is usually composed of 80% pure silver and 20% copper.

The name 'Sterling' is a synonym which emerged in the English silver industry. It refers to the British pound sterling, because sterling silver was used for the production of the early English silver pennies (Sterlinge).

The sterling silver cutlery is additionally coated with a fine silver layer because pure silver shines brighter than metal alloys and is in addition more resistant to food acids. The blades of sterling silver knives are made of high-quality stainless molybdenum steel. This kind of steel contains carbon additives and the chemical element - molybdenum, what enhances elasticity and cutting features of knives. Silver is characterized by a high thermal conductivity. Therefore, thanks to its high silver content, sterling silver cutlery immediately gets the temperature of the food.

In the range of Porzellantreff you can find silverware made of 925 Sterling Silver of such famous brands as Robbe & Berking and Christofle.