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Sterling silver

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Wikipedia article

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Sterling silver is a silver-based alloy, mixed 3:1 with copper, used to create furniture and miscellaneous objects. Its value is equal to that of its components, so this metal is only really useful if you want to cater to a preference or satisfy a demand. It does, however, possess a striking white color very similar to marble.

In real life[edit]

Pure silver is too soft to make functional items out of, so it is alloyed with other metals (primarily copper, but germanium, zinc and platinum can substitute) to make sterling silver – increasing its strength while retaining pure silver's ductile properties and natural beauty. While sterling silver is most commonly used for cutlery and ornamentation, some manufacturers make musical instruments from it, citing the unique sound character of the metal. Its naturally aseptic qualities also make it ideal for non-disposable surgical equipment.

This is a ≡«+sterling silver goblet+»≡. On the item is an image of human soldiers and a flag. The human soldiers are raising the flag. The human soldiers are striking a triumphant pose. The item is decorated with hanging rings of sterling silver.