This noble metal is an alloy of copper, zinc and nickel.  This bright silvery-grey metal alloy is made up of copper, zinc and nickel and sometimes iron.

In 1823 there was a contest among German & Austrian metalwork companies to develop an alloy that most closely appeared similar to silver (visually - not chemically or physically).  After the manufacturer, Berndorf AG, trademarked and made popular the brand name Alpaca.

Our skillful artisans take pride in making trays, ice buckets and pitchers. We combine the Alpaca Silver with handlers made of cow, goat or deer antlers creating unique, one of a kind, objects that are displayed in the most exclusive hotels, lodges and residence around the world.