Silver Plated Spacer Beads from Rings & Things include daisy spacers, classic rounded heishi, disks (discs), wafers, stars and small cubes. Silver plate is a thin surface layer of actual silver. It nicely matches the color of sterling silver; it doesn't quite match our white findings. Like sterling silver, silver plate can tarnish. For this reason, it's often lacquered (by the manufacturer) to prevent tarnish.