When the term "heavy silver" is used, it means it is really thick-gauge Sterling silver. A lot thicker than the norm. This is quality. The Drifter had to clean it up, it was tarnished too much right out of the pawn vault. Nice thing about these old Sterling pieces, you can renew them quite easily. This ring weighs .65-of-an-ounce, and measures 1 and 1/8th and 7/8ths-inches at its two widest points. Size is a six even. Hallmarked "Francis" inside the band.