How much silver is in a nickel

Compositions of precious metal alloys

Importance: only silver-plated

Most common use: Often with silver-plated table silver.

Importance: gold plated

Most common use: Often in jewelry and watches. The material is only coated with one layer of gold.

Importance: only silver-plated

Most common use: Often with silver-plated table silver.

Importance: Brass

Most common use: Often with cutlery. The material consists only of the brass alloy German silver.

Importance: gold-plated / silver-plated

Most common use: Often in jewelry and watches. The material is only galvanically coated with a layer of gold or silver.

Importance: Brass

Most common use: German silver has only one color in common with silver and consists of a copper-nickel-zinc alloy.

Importance: gold plated

Most common use: Often in jewelry and watches. The material is only coated with one layer of gold.