STERLING SILVER: Also known as "Standard Silver," sterling silver is silver alloyed with other metals to increase the hardness and durability. Generally, sterling is 92.5% silver and 7.5% other metals. Some sterling silver jewelry is plated with 14kt-18kt gold and referred to as "vermeil," or "gold over sterling."
POLISHED: A buffed-out finish used to produce a mirror-like shine.
CURB: A chain of special curved links that interlock even while laid flat. The links can all be the same size or be graduated towards the center.
SPRINGRING CLASP: Invented in the early 1900s this diminutive device is highly effective. It's a hollow circular metal fastener with a spring opening. This keeps the clasp closed.
I recently purchased this cross for my granddaughter's 6th birthday. She had admired mine for some time and when she opened it, she was delighted. The quality was very good, size of cross and length of chain perfect 13" for a little girl. I have been a customer of Ross-Simons for many years and have never been disappointed.