The reason I put the quotation marks around silver is the fact that it should say Mexican Silver, in other words Alpaca. There is no silver stamp on the ring, so obviously it is not sterling, and it does not say sterling silver., so it's not dishonest!. I love the ring, it is well made, very attractive and perfect for changing ring size due to fingers swelling or larger knuckles that the spot for the ring. I would highly recommend this ring to anyone with the right attitude. For less than XX dollars it is a great piece of jewelry. Suggestion: Explain in product descriptions that Mexican Silver is not sterling, but Alpaca.