This listing is for nickel silver ovals. Nickel silver, also known as german silver, is an alloy of nickel, copper and zinc, but is more durable than silver. Nickel silver is corrosion resistant, tarnish resistant, easy to work with and polishes to a bright silver like finish. Use nickel silver in jewelry making or to practice on jewelry projects. Nickel silver contains no silver. These are raw blanks that require finishing.