Frequently Asked Questions
Do you buy silver?
Short answer: Yes.
Long answer: We specialize in exceptional silver from England and the U.S. dating to the 17th and 18th centuries. We sometimes, but not often, deal in objects outside of that range. If you have silver you're interested in selling, the best thing to do is email us here with photos. If we aren't interested, we can sometimes recommend someone who is.
Do you buy jewelry?
We find, in the long run, this is the best way to acquire it. If you have jewelry you’re interested in selling, please send us an email with photos. If we aren't interested, we can sometimes recommend someone who might be.
Do you do repairs?
Due to the very tricky nature of many silver and jewelry repairs, we only repair things that were bought from us.
Do you sell/buy _____ type of silver?
Perhaps. We hope you'll peruse our collection to see the sort of objects we generally deal in.
I’m looking for a _____. Do you have that?
Not all our inventory is on the website, and we are happy to keep an eye out for treasures that match your specific wishes, so send us a message.
Do you sell silver plate?
We sometimes sell Old Sheffield Plate, but we do not generally deal in later electroplate objects.
Do you sell _____ flatware pattern?
It's quite possible. We have a collection of flatware most of which is not practical to include on the website. Please contact us to find out if we have the particular pattern you crave.
What kind of jewelry do you sell?
We buy and sell jewelry we believe is beautiful and of outstanding quality, from the 17th century up until the late 20th century. We have pieces from the famous houses (Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Tiffany & Co.) as well as rarities by older jewelers such as Giuliano, Castellani, and lesser known past-masters like Belperron, Boivin, Sterle, and Flato. Not tyrannized by brand-names, most of our inventory is made up of unsigned pieces that are just as exceptional in their designs and quality.
How shall I polish my silver?
This is a rather involved topic. For a thorough discussion, see here.