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Sterling silver is an alloy of silver containing The sterling silver standard has a minimum millesimal fineness of Fine silver , for example Sterling silver is prone to tarnishing [1] [2] , and elements other than copper can be used in alloys to reduce tarnishing, as well as casting porosity and firescale. Such elements include germanium , zinc , platinum , silicon , and boron. Recent examples of alloys using these metals include Argentium , Sterlium, Sterilite, and Silvadium.

The English chronicler Orderic Vitalis — c. The word in origin refers to the newly introduced Norman silver penny. According to the Oxford English Dictionary , the most plausible etymology is derivation from a late Old English steorling with or like a "little star" , as some early Norman pennies were imprinted with a small star.

There are a number of obsolete [ citation needed ] hypotheses. One suggests a connection with starling , because four birds in fact martlets were depicted on a penny of Edward I. Another argument is that the Hanseatic League was the origin for both the origin of its definition and manufacture, and in its name is that the German name for the Baltic is "Ost See", or "East Sea", and from this the Baltic merchants were called "Osterlings", or "Easterlings".

In , Henry III granted them a charter of protection. Because the League's money was not frequently debased like that of England, English traders stipulated to be paid in pounds of the Easterlings , which was contracted to sterling. This etymology may have been first suggested by Walter de Pinchebek ca. The British numismatist Philip Grierson disagrees with the "star" etymology, as the stars appeared on Norman pennies only for the single three-year issue from — the Normans changed coin designs every three years.

Grierson's proposed alternative is that "sterling" derives from "ster" [note 1] meaning "strong" or "stout", by analogy with the Byzantine solidus , originally known as the solidus aureus meaning "solid gold" or "reliable gold". In support of this he cites the fact that one of the first acts of the Normans was to restore the coinage to the consistent weight and purity it had in the days of Offa, King of Mercia. This would have been perceived as a contrast to the progressive debasement of the intervening years, and would therefore be a likely source for a nickname.

Rigold disputes the origin being Norman, stating, "that, while medieval British coins seldom copy or are copied by those of France, they have many typological connexions with the lands to the east—the Netherlands, the Baltic, Germany, and even deeper regions of central Europe. The sterling alloy originated in continental Europe [ citation needed ] and was being used for commerce as early as the 12th century in the area that is now northern Germany.

In England the composition of sterling silver was subject to official assay at some date before , [ citation needed ] during the reign of Henry II , but its purity was probably regulated from centuries earlier, in Saxon times.

A piece of sterling silver dating from Henry II's reign was used as a standard in the Trial of the Pyx until it was deposited at the Royal Mint in It bears the royal stamp ENRI. In Colonial America , sterling silver was used for currency and general goods as well. Although silversmiths of this era were typically familiar with all precious metals, they primarily worked in sterling silver.

The colonies lacked an assay office during this time the first would be established in , so American silversmiths adhered to the standard set by the London Goldsmiths Company: Colonial silversmiths used many of the techniques developed by those in Europe.

Casting was frequently the first step in manufacturing silver pieces, as silver workers would melt down sterling silver into easily manageable ingots. Es werden keine weiteren Kosten oder Gebühren beim Silberankauf abgezogen. Zur Ankaufsabwicklung Zum Begleitschreiben.

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Needs to be polished. Combined weight of Gorham also Sterling creamer and sugar with a combined weight of the to being 7. Detailed drawing in the four sections of the server. This vintage dinner bell by Gorham is in like-new condition and still wrapped in original protective bubble wrap. It is in the Chantilly pattern and marked "Gorham Sterling Handle". This bell is NOT monogrammed.

This makes a great gift. See photos of actual product. Beautiful and unique spoon does need a good polishing. Please see all photos for best description. There is a faint 'M' monogram on the handles.

The silver holders alone weigh grams.