Silver, which has the demand touches the demand of the gold is also alike the gold in nature also as it is also a very malleable and ductile and cannot be converted into any kind of design. It is also very soft that is why it is very much resistant to the scratching and damage. But because of its beauty and quality (which is the beautiful color and shine) enforces the mankind to convert it into such a form that it can be carved out in any kind of design, so that, it can be utilized to make the silver ring.
To make such a metal, the need of mixing of an alloy (mixture of metals) arises and like copper, aluminum, bronze and etc. start adding in the silver. The alloy makes it quite hard and scratches resisting. The best alloy which has been selected as the best quality of silver product to be making of is the copper and it is the first choice of the entire craftsman.
This mixture is known as the STERLING MIXTURE. At the time 1158, during the time of Henry II the sterling silver has been subjected to the official assay but the purity of Sterling Silver was well known from the centuries earlier in the time of Saxon. The sterling silver is well known or one can say the best known when it comes to make Sterling Silver jewelry like sterling silver earrings but this is not enough because it has been utilized in making the utensils even like the glass, plate, bowl and many more and also it has been used in the making of the flower vase, and many more decorative products, even in eating sterling silver is best known.
This practice of using silver is not from a few years or decades, in fact, since the time of king and queen used to rule over the countries and when it was discovered to the world it has been using in such a manner.
Now a days, not only in eating, wearing, and decorating but has also been used by the dentists in order to filling up the tooth and it is proved to be a very strong metal in this regard.
There are also some ways of identifying the originality of the silver as some of the times a customer also get cheated by the shopkeeper and gets the impure silver. The best way is to look at the hallmark (it is a kind of mark which has been marked only on those products which are 100% original and it is a sign of purity). Another way is to identify the company that has made the particular piece.