"Argentina" is derived from the Latin word 'argentum', which when translated means silver! It's no wonder Argentine silver is known as the finest silver mined on earth!
925 Sterling Silver - Silver is a precious metal and much like gold it is too fine (or soft) to be made in its 100% form. To prepare a precious metal for crafting jewelry to last a lifetime, pure silver (999 fineness) is often alloyed with small quantities of copper (7.5%), thus becoming sterling silver. (92.5% or .925). It is the finest quality sterling silver available. (.900 sterling silver is of lesser quality, which is commonly used in machine manufactured silver or plated jewelry)
Special Note: Our products are solid sterling silver. Be aware that many products made in today's marketplace are called silver or sterling silver but are NOT! They are made of cheap 'pot metal' or 'base metal' and are plated with a silver overlay. If a piece of jewelry is described as 'alpaca silver', SP (silver plated), SF (silver filled), GP (gold plated), GF (gold filled), HGE (heavy gold electroplated) or EP (electroplated), it should be priced as such, dirt cheap! Read and ask questions before you make a purchase if you have doubts! Pieces Of Argentina guarantee each and every piece in our beautiful collection for total customer satisfaction!