The term Fine Sterling was coined by Charles Albert when he started producing his jewelry in .950 silver. Each piece of jewelry from Charles Albert is truly handcrafted. All sterling silver pieces start off as tiny silver pellets. They are then melted and formed into long silver sheets which is cut out into strips. Strips are then carefully conformed to the edge of each stone. This allows Charles Albert to use natural, raw and organic stone in his jewelry. Everything you see in the final product is done by hand, making it a one-of-a kind piece of art.