Brown - Navajo Handmade
HK Item #HS50 -
Paula says - "This heavy sterling silver salad spoon and fork set was hand made by Navajo artist Dean Brown. Beautiful hand stamping on the handles. It would make a wonderful gift for an anniversary, wedding, house warming, birthday."
100% solid silver won't tarnish but it is too soft to use for making jewelry - it could easily be scratched, dented and bent. Sterling silver has a small amount of one or more other metals usually copper, added to the silver. To be called sterling silver, the alloy must contain at least 92.5% pure silver. Sterling silver alloy is harder than pure silver but the added metals also can cause discoloration or tarnish.