Another term for silver plated is silver plating. However, not all silver plating is the same. All of our products are plated twice with 100 layers of pure Sterling Silver and then a layer of heavy-duty anti-tarnish. We bond a full 100 mils on all of our registered silver plated products. Our silver bonding is performed with exactitude in the United States to control its quality. Most manufacturers use a single step process. While there are no Federal standards in this arena, our 3 step process as well as our Lifetime Certificate is your assurance that our registered silver plated products will last you a lifetime. The final and most important test is customer satisfaction for the last 34 years.