Nickel plating is a commonly used method of plating when making lapel pins. Silver plating is not very different compared to nickel plating. Silver plating is mainly used in all kinds of fashion accessories, tableware and electronic products. Due to the different characteristics of them, nickel plating is more widely used than silver plating when making lapel pins.
Nickel plating is superior than silver plating in hardness. So it has strong wear resistance and is more durable in appearance. The stability of nickel plating in the air is very good, while silver plating will be oxidized black easily, which affect the beauty of the product. Nickel plating has strong performance in polishing, making the surface of the product have a gloss like mirror, and can keep for a long time. Nickel plating is more widely used than silver plating. It can be used as a protective and decorative coating to protect the products from corrosion and play a decorative role in luster.
To avoid unnecessary controversy, we usually try our best to recommend customers to use nickel plating instead of silver plating. However, if the customers insist on, we will respect their decision after explaining the reasons and differences to customers.