Skilled analysis to determine what work is necessary. If the piece is sterling, repair can be started immediately. If silverplate, an interim step (#2) is necessary.
Old silver is chemically removed. Our work begins with base metal.
Dents disappear and lost detail is restored by master craftsmen on both sterling and silverplate.
Years of experience enables artisans to make silver pieces almost like new again by replacing missing parts.
Important step of smoothing the base metal in preparation for re-plating.
Highest purity silver is deposited in a heavy coat (compared to old "quadruple plate") on the base metal of a plated piece.
Know-how and loving patience help bring back the gleam and luster of sterling and silverplate.
More hand work to give old pieces an antique look and to bring out the beauty of high and low relief areas through oxidation.
One last test – have the proper repairs been made? Has the best possible job been done?