What's the difference between silver plated and sterling silver?
Silver PLATED pieces are made with a base metal such as copper or brass (Grab Bag Botany uses brass) with a thin layer of silver plating. This silver plating looks just as beautiful and should hold up with time, however it can tarnish as the silver plating wears off from improper use (wearing your piece in water, while sweating, or rubbing against skin oils or skin care products).
Sterling silver pieces are 92.5% pure silver and 7.5% alloy. Sterling silver pieces are non-tarnish and will last for years!