So many times I get asked: “Is this real silver?” So many different names.. Sterling silver, argent massif , sterling. Pure silver is a very soft metal. It needs a hardening agent – usually copper. Internationally recognised “sterling silver” is ... Read More
How Do You Clean Silver?
Think of the butler! He never cleaned silver. It was used every day washed, wiped with soft cloth and used the next day. Soft cloths still work for a weekly clean but since we don’t use silver all the time it ... Read More
English Silver Marks
The first thing I look for when anyone brings a piece of silver to me is the marks.
The ones above are on a serving spoon. These marks tell me a lot about the spoon. It is sterling silver, made in ... Read More