How to Keep German Silver From Turning You Black?

Answer German silver, also called nickel silver, is an alloy made of nickel, copper and zinc. When German silver combines with sulfides, a chemical reaction occurs that causes the metal to form a black ta... Read More »

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What can be done to restore the silver flatware after turning black from the dishwasher?

You CAN put aluminum in a dishwasher. It's just the risk of chemical reaction caused by some detergents, water supplies, and wash temperatures. Details omitted.

German Silver Compared to Sterling Silver?

People often confuse German silver and sterling silver. Both are shiny white metals and both are used in jewelry, serving pieces, flatware and decorative accents. But beneath the shiny surface, the... Read More »


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Why is my dog's skin turning black under her leg creases?

A dog's skin can darken for a variety of reasons. Proper diagnosis requires careful observation by you and a skilled veterinarian. A veterinary dermatologist may also be consulted.CallusesDarkening... Read More »