All Cunill silverware are Handmade and manufactured in Barcelona. Sterling Items are 0.4MM to 0.8MM silver thickness with 94/95% silver purity vs standard .925. Silver-plated items are 15 Microns of silver vs. industry standard 3 Microns. Stainless steel tooling for clear and distinct decorative pattern. All Cunill silverwares are state of the art tarnish preventative lacquer and are all environmentally safe lacquered.