When something is silver plated, it is covered in a thin layer of silver. Most often, silver plating relates to jewelry, but other items can also be covered in silver.
A silver-plating kit allows the application of liquid silver to various household items. When the silver dries, it becomes a hard, uniform coating on the outside of the item.
"Sterling silver" describes an alloy that has silver content of 92.5%. "Silver plating" typically describes a very thin layer of silver that has been adhered on to a conductive object using electrolysis.
Thin layers of gold plating can be removed from silver jewelry using a mildly abrasive pad. The pad should be moved back and forth across the plating while applying a small amount of pressure. After some time, this actio...
Silver is usually obtained as a by-product of the process of purifying other metals such as copper, lead and zinc. Silver can also be collected from refining gold or from silver ores. It is usually separated from its ore...
Producers obtain silver from mining naturally occurring silver deposits. Silver is also commonly produced as a byproduct of refining other metals. Silver is found in argentite and horn silver and is also extracted from l...
Silver is extracted from sulphide deposits using a series of processes such as flotation, electrolysis and oxidation. Air is pumped through a slurry of water and powdered ore during flotation. The metal sulphides sink to...