Whether the occasion is extravagant or casual, create a dining experience that exeeds everyone's expectations with a dazzling sterling pattern. If you prefer graceful curves, or ornate designs, we are sure to have a sterling pattern you will cherish for years to come. Sterling flatware is often given as a wedding gift because of its beauty and longevity. Sterling silver is 92.5% pure silver combined with 7.5% of an alloy such as copper or zinc which adds strength to the metal. The name comes from the Easterling area of Germany where the original silver craftsmen lived. Regardless of the differences in pattern or design, the quality of sterling is uniform throughout a piece.