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Old March 22nd 04, 04:25 AM
Audrey
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Hi

Can someone please explain the differences - not the basics in that I know
that silver plated is just a thin layer of silver on a base metal (which
one?) but differences in durability, strength etc. Does silver plated
tarnish as silver does??

Thanks very much

Audrey


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Old March 22nd 04, 04:57 AM
Christina Peterson
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It take very little to wear out plating. The silver layer is at least as
susceptible to tarnish as Sterling. For something to use a few times and
throw away it would be OK. Personally, I'd rather use stainless steel and
have a solid metal than use a plated metal.

Tina


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Hi

Can someone please explain the differences - not the basics in that I know
that silver plated is just a thin layer of silver on a base metal (which
one?) but differences in durability, strength etc. Does silver plated
tarnish as silver does??

Thanks very much

Audrey




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Old March 22nd 04, 03:30 PM
roxan
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It doesn't matter much what the silver plating is put on it will still ware
off in time. And yes it will tarnish.
Roxan
"Audrey" wrote in message
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Hi

Can someone please explain the differences - not the basics in that I know
that silver plated is just a thin layer of silver on a base metal (which
one?) but differences in durability, strength etc. Does silver plated
tarnish as silver does??

Thanks very much

Audrey



 




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