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Silversmithing Services

I can offer a full range of silversmithing services from the simple refreshing of a spoon bowl to the hand-crafting of missing parts or re-gilding. Email me a description including a digital image of your piece detailing the repair/refresh to be done.
I will give you an immediate estimate.
Should you wish to proceed, I will describe the work to be done to my silversmith for provisional confirmation of or adjustment to the estimate.
If you wish to continue, you may post in your items.
Once my silversmith has seen your pieces in the metal, you will be emailed the final confirmation of all charges.
If you agree, the work will be carried out.
Turnaround time is usually six weeks but expect delays in December.
An express service is available but will cost more.

Example Charges
Spoon bowls 8-25.
Erasures from 6.
Gilding or re-gilding hollow ware from 35. Only pure (24 carat) gold is used and so the price does also depend upon the cost of gold at the time. Dirty or tarnished pieces will also need to be polished first.
Polishing to your chosen level eg. antique or mirror from 10. Polishing is included free of charge for all repair work.
Bumps and knocks from 8. Bumps and knocks go in one side and out the other. Digs just go in and are more difficult to completely remove, so expect to pay more for digs.

Notes
I do not handle silver plated items.
Previously repaired items are likely to need the old repairs redone.
Some change to the patination is likely after most repairs.

email enquiries to: silfren@btopenworld.com