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Sterling silver is frequently characterized as pure silver, when in fact it is a silver alloy. Pure silver, also called fine silver, is defined as 99.9% pure silver, but is too soft for most uses. Sterling contains 92.5% silver, with the remaining 7.5% being another metal, most often copper. One of the most common use of sterling silver is in making fine flatware. This normally includes utensils - knives, forks, and spoons - as well as coffee and tea service sets, with silver trays. Sterling silver flatware can be found in garage sales, heirlooms or in a forgotten box in the garret. Pieces handed down from generation to generation may lose their identity, be omitted or become terribly tattered. There are ways to identify, restore and replace sterling silver flatware settings.

1. Look for special markings on the flatware. Markings are usually located on the handles.
2. Examine the markings on the flatware. If the symbol .925 or Sterling is found, it is sterling silver flatware.
3. Find a variety of stamps or markings on the flatware? This often signifies British-made sterling flatware. mk
4. Go to an antique silver dealer. If the markings are unique or rare, they may be difficult to identify as sterling silver flatware.
5. Confirm the flatware as silver. Through the stamped symbols on the piece, identify the maker

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Date: 9/6/2016
88 rue Lafayette, 75009, Paris, France, France $0
Direct from Paris - A Stunning Privately Commissioned 19th Century Sterling Silver Covered Vegetable Server by Famed French Silversmith Jean Francois Veyrat, circa 1835. This is a Luxurious "One of a Kind" Piece, in 950 French Sterling Silver, a Stunning Work of Art and a Very Safe and Intelligent Investment in This Current Economic Climate. This magnificent piece measures roughly 29 cm. across to the tips of the handles, 18 cm. in height to the top of the lid and weights and amazing 1.076 kilograms. Both the lid and the serving bowl bear the French government's Head of the Minerva - 1 hallmark, certifying a minimum of 950 sterling silver, as well as Jean Francois Veyrat's manufacturer's hallmark. Jean Francois Veyrat operated in Paris at 10 rue de la Tour between 1832 and 1840. This outstanding piece is in unbelievably "like new" condition with no monograms on either of the pieces - VERY RARE. Included with the covered server is its own anti-tarnish wrap for easy storage. In addition to the anti-tarnish wrap, a Certificate of Antiquity is also included, confirming the authenticity of both pieces. This is the Perfect "Hedge" Against Wealth Erosion from this Current Economic Environment and a Worthy Addition to the Family Treasure. Act Now to Protect Your Family's Wealth Before it’s Too Late - Antique French 950 Sterling Silver, the Smart, Practical Investment Vehicle Focused on Capital Preservation AND Return!
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Date: 9/5/2016
88 rue Lafayette, 75009, Paris, France, France $0
Silverware or flatware is almost always marked, and you can read silver marks on your tableware or flatware with a keen eye or a magnifying glass, particularly if you know where to look. You also need to know how to read the marks if you want to know the type of silver, silverplate, or stainless you have.
Collectors are usually interested in sterling silver, since it is more valuable than most of the silverplate or stainless. You may just be interested to know how or where your silverware or flatware is marked. Here are some clues.

Check the backside of the flatware.
Look for sterling silver marks. Much silver is marked "sterling" but it may also be marked .925. See the David Andersen Norway set above that is marked both sterling and .925. Less than sterling silver, but still silver, may be marked .900 or .800. Some pieces just have the English hallmarks (three symbols) and they are sterling silver.

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Date: 8/30/2016
88 rue Lafayette, 75009, Paris, France, France $0
It is such a heavyweight when it comes to uses around the home. This method of cleaning silver works wonders even for heavily tarnished pieces as long as they can stand up to a little heat.
1. First, bring a large pot of water to the boil on the stovetop. Make sure that the pot is large enough to fit all of your tarnished silver items. Don’t overfill the pot (leave at least two inches of space at the top).

2. When the water boils, remove the pot from the heat. Place a piece of aluminum foil into the bottom of your pot, and place your silver items on top, immersed in the boiling water. Start shaking baking soda into the pot. It will foam and bubble, and you’ll notice a sulfuric smell, like rotten eggs.

3. The chemical reaction will (almost magically) remove the tarnish from your silver, as the tarnish will become attracted to the aluminum foil instead of your silver piece. Keep sprinkling in more baking soda until your silver is shiny and clean or until the liquid no longer foams.
The water has to be really hot for this to be effective, but if you do it correctly, it works like a charm on tarnished silver. I’ve actually found this to be the best method for removing tarnish from vintage silver, as it is more effective than many silver polishes I have used. It even gets into the nooks and crannies where you wouldn’t be able to hand-polish the tarnish away.
Once the tarnish is gone, wash the silver with gentle soap and water to remove the rest of the baking soda. If there are a few spots of tarnish left, they should wash off when rubbed gently with a soft cloth.
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Date: 8/30/2016
88 rue Lafayette, 75009, Paris, France, France $0
Sterling Silver Candlesticks are among the items people find with their family’s silver heirlooms. They vary in size, shape, purity and value. Occasionally they will be solid silver. An antique piece of silverware and high-end flatware may contain amounts of pure silver. Some silverware is only plated in silver. This is called silver plated flatware and has no silver value. Sterling silver holds intrinsic value as a precious metal, but antique silver pieces can be even more valuable than their silver content would indicate. This added value depends on the craftsmanship, maker and desirability. Candle holders, candlesticks, and candelabra all have the same simple purpose; to give a candle a place to burn without setting one’s home on fire. Candlesticks and candelabra are also showpieces for the decorative arts, be it art glass, art pottery, sterling silver, or metals such as copper, brass, bronze, and pewter. If you ever see the term “weighted” used with a sterling silver mark, it means the item (a candlestick holder, bowl, cup, etc.) contains a filler material to give it additional strength and stability.
Many people shy away from collecting and using sterling and silver plated wares due to a fear of tarnish without realizing they can make an effort to avoid it. Some vintage sterling silver items that is very collectible. We are pleased to offer a fine range of antique sterling silver Candelabra.
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Date: 8/22/2016
88 rue Lafayette, 75009, Paris, France, France $0
Sterling silver flatware requires frequent care to maintain its luster and remove tarnish. Tarnishing occurs as the silver reacts chemically to the exposure of air, moisture, and dust, resulting in dark discoloration on the utensils. Because the flatware is not in daily use, the amount of tarnish and grime increases, and causes irreversible damage to the silver finish. Caring for sterling silver flatware involves proper cleaning, polishing, and storage; learning about these different techniques can help buyers properly care for their flatware and increase its value throughout time.
Cleaning Sterling Silver Flatware
Foods contain natural acids that act as catalysts to drive the chemical reaction that causes tarnishing. Hand washing sterling silver flatware inhibits corrosion and prevents surface stains and tarnish.
• Thoroughly rinse flatware with hot water after use
• Mix a mild, bleach-free dish detergent with hot water
• Use a soft cloth to hand wash the flatware
• Rinse off soap with hot water
• Immediately dry with a soft cloth
The preferable way to clean sterling silver flatware is by hand, but using a dishwasher also works. If using a dishwasher, users must adhere to the following precautions.
• Do not place knives in the dishwasher; this creates tarnish between the serrated edges
• Use a minimal amount of mild detergent
• Remove the flatware before the drying cycle begins
• Hand dry with a soft cloth

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Date: 8/22/2016
88 rue Lafayette, 75009, Paris, France, France $0

Taking care of your Antique and Vintage Silver is part of the pleasure of owning it. There is something satisfying about taking a piece of Silver with lots of tarnish {unless you Love tarnish!} and making it shine and glow again. And, contrary to popular opinion, it’s not difficult or all that time consuming. Silver was created to be used every day, to keep it looking its best, using it reduces tarnish, and gives your Silver that patina* we all love and look for. Not only that, using your Silver is so much better than keeping it in a cabinet for “company” or holidays only. f you use your Sterling Silver Flatware every day, it will rarely need polishing, except for the forks, which tarnish quickly because the silver reacts to certain sulfur-containing foods such as Spinach, Eggs, and Onions. A quick rub with a gentle silver cream such as Twinkle will remove it. Don’t let your knives soak in water as the handles can loosen, plus the minerals in tap water aren’t all that good for Silver, so a quick wash is better.
Recommended Silver polishes include Goddard’s Long Shine Silver Polish, Wright’s Silver Polish, and Twinkle Silver Polish. These products are gentle, so many others, including the so-called all-purpose metal cleaners, are too abrasive and will scratch your pieces and strip a layer of silver off.
• 1. Wash your Silver first. Line your sink with an old Towel, so you won’t scratch your pieces, and fill with hot water and a little dishwashing soap {non-lemon-scented phosphate-free.} Wash your piece, then dry off gently.
• 2. Apply the polish according to the instructions on the container with a soft, clean cloth using a gentle, circular motion. Use cotton swabs or an old very soft toothbrush to clean applied ornamentation, but don’t overdo it as darkening around these areas really shows the design, and you want to keep that!
• 3. Rinse the polish off with hot water and dry thoroughly. Buff the Silver to a soft luster, using a soft cloth and as little “elbow grease” as possible. Over-enthusiastic polishing can rub off hallmarks and remove the silverplate, revealing the base metal underneath.
• 4. Don’t wear rubber gloves when cleaning and polishing silver – rubber and silver don’t mix.
• 5. For pieces that can’t get wet, I use the Long Shine Silver Polish, because that just dries on the piece and you buff it to a shine that way.
• 6. Optional, but this is what I do: Turn on a favorite cooking show, or some great music, and drink tea while polishing. This is a chore, but no one says you can’t enjoy it while you are doing it!
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Date: 8/16/2016
88 rue Lafayette, 75009, Paris, France, France $0
Under the patient probe of research, our silversmiths have emerged as definite personalities. They were men of many interests, prominent in their communities, and the number of them who played important civic or patriotic roles is impressive. In fact, we frequently become so engrossed in their diversity of achievement that we tend to overlook what lies back of the term silversmith.

First, the silver coin and scrap metal that made up the raw material were melted in crucibles in a charcoal-fired forge until molten but not so hot as to be over-brittle and full of flaws when cold. Then it was cast in bar molds of 50 ounces troy weight. When cool, each bar of silver was annealed to make the metal malleable. Next, the bars were rolled out into ribbons of uniform width and thickness, eight to twelve feet long, between polished steel rollers. It was the work of apprentices to turn these. During this process annealing was repeated several times, and when the master workman considered the metal truly tempered, the long strips of silver were cut into short pieces of proper size for an individual spoon. Seven inches for table¬spoons and five, for teaspoons.

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Date: 8/16/2016
88 rue Lafayette, 75009, Paris, France, France $0