Our workshop is now beginning to slowly wind down, as we look towards 2018. We will be officially closed after Friday 22nd December and we reopen on Wednesday 3rd January.
It’s only eight weeks until Christmas! Continue reading The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
The creativity and skill of the Silversmith has made Britain a world leader in modern silver. Broadway Silver was founded by William Benjamin Broadway, during the reign of Queen Victoria. William was a highly skilled die-sinker, someone who engraves dies used to stamp designs on coins or medals. Continue reading The Art & History of the Silversmith
Silversmiths cut pieces from sterling sheet metal. They use hammers to form the silver over anvils and stakes at room temperature. As the metal is hammered, bent, and worked, it ‘work-hardens’. If metal is work-hardened, and not annealed it will crack and weaken the work.
Continue reading The Tools and Techniques of the Silversmith
A hallmark is an official mark indicating a standard of purity. They are used in marking both gold and silver items assayed. Assaying is a term used when examining or analysing the quality and quantity of silver or gold. Hallmarks also serve as a special indication of genuineness or good quality. Continue reading Makers Marks on Sterling Silver