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German Silver Jewelry

"German silver" is simply another name for Alpaca silver.  It derives its name from the fact that it was first formulated by two German chemists (Henninger and Geitner) in the 1800s. 

German silver is an alloy of 12 parts copper, 4 parts nickel, 4 parts zinc, and 1 part tin.

Since German silver has no silver, it is inexpensive to make.  It is used as the base for silver-plated items and used as a cheap substitute for sterling silver. 

For more information, visit our page on Alpaca Silver.



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"Silver 101"
"Sources of Silver"

"Sterling Silver Defined'"
"Silver Standards"

"Silver Marks and Hallmarks"

"Silver Testing Kits"

"The Silversmith"
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Plating & Treatments

"Silver Plated Jewelry"
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"Rhodium Plated Sterling"
"Antiqued Silver"

Fake Silver Jewelry

"Alpaca Silver Jewelry"
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"Bali Silver"
"Indian Silver"
"Thai Hill Tribe Silver"
"Tibetan Silver"
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Silver Allergies

"Silver/Nickel Sensitivities"
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Recent Developments

"Argentium® Sterling Silver"

"Silver PMC®"

"The Origins of Tarnish"

"Tarnish Removal"

"Firescale (Firestain)"

"Proper Silver Storage"

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