German Silver has been used in architectural structures and for decorative elements for more than 2,000 years. The “silver” is actually an alloy of nickel, copper, and zinc and takes on the same characteristics as brass and bronze. Each piece is built from various woods, such as Mango wood or Reclaimed Teak, and then is meticulously hand-carved or embossed with a unique pattern – a process that can take up to a day to complete. Afterwards, it is hand-covered in minute detail with sheets of silver creating pieces that are as individual as they are beautiful. A protective topcoat has been added to each piece to retard oxidation and stains that can occur from liquid spills. If a spill occurs, use a dry cotton or absorbent cloth to wipe the liquid away and do not use any strong chemicals or detergents since they can damage the finish.