Silver Plating and Silver Repairs
Silver Repairs London, Silver Plating Hatton Garden London Restoring Silver
If there is damage to a piece of silver or silver plate, it is imperative that an experienced, specialist silversmith initiates any silver repair and silver restoration work. If you have a piece of antique silver in need of restoration or repair, we can advise the best way to have it repaired while maintaining the items' value.
We have a professional Silver jewelry workshop facility for Silver repair London Silversmiths repairing Silver pieces.
In Hatton Garden London, Silversmiths provide an expert silver repair and Silver cutlery repair and Silver replating service for old and antique silver pieces which need extra care and attention to bring them back to their original lustre and value. Expert restoration using traditional silversmith skills and tools.
All repairs are undertaken by time served craftsmen. We give your valued items the care and attention they deserve.
We undertake a wide range of refurbishment from highly valuable antique silver, Old Sheffield Plate, EPNS and modern silver plate items.
We clean polish and restore antique Silver items. Silver soldering London
We repair and replate Silver cups and Silver trophies, clocks and watches, Silver frames, cutlery polishing and silver jewellery.
We provide contemporary silversmiths with all our silver finishing services.
Polishing trophies, polishing sports trophies, plating and polishing sports cups for presentation.
Silver plating and antique silver repair and restoration of Silver hollowware, repair to Silver candlesticks, Silver cutlery, Silver cups, Silver bowls, Silver vases and flatware such as Silver trays, Silver plates and Silver dishes. Replating silver jewellery. Replating silver rings
Corroded silver – machine buffing and electro silver plating.
Antique silver restoration – including Religious and military silver.
Repairs to Broken or dented Silver– silver forming, soldering and finishing.
Restoring Modern silver plated items where the plating has worn away.
We silver plate 9 carat, 14carat and 18carat gold rings and jewellery!
We silverplate onto matt surfaces and bright surfaces and apply various finishes i.e. new or antique finish. oxidised finish.
The normal micron thickness that we apply is between 2.5 microns to 7 microns depending upon the item and its intended use.
A silver plating of 7 microns or more is often used for the long term durability of high wear pieces. Silver plating up to 15 microns in thickness.
Silver plating for rings, Fashion jewellery, costume jewellery, Bracelets, cufflinks, Crowns, tiaras, Religious items Smart phones, console covers,Trophies and Luxury items.
Our specially developed silver plating solutions are tarnish resistant, hard wearing and extremely durable.
Our services include a quality silver plating and polishing service to professional standards.
Special Silver Commissions
Silver Plating History
1743 - Thomas Boulsover of Sheffield's Cutlers Company, while trying to repair the handle of a customer's decorative knife, he heated it too much and the silver started to melt. When he examined the damaged handle, he noticed that the silver and copper had fused together very strongly. Experiments showed that the two metals behaved as one when he tried to reshape them, even though he could clearly see two different layers.of Sheffield. So he had accidentally discovered a method of plating copper with silver by fusing them together using heat, this is known as Old Sheffield Plate.
1840 - John Wright of Birmingham discovered a process for plating a base metal with silver by a method of electrolysis when he experimented with electricity in his spare time. After reading an article by Carl Wilhelm Scheele on the behaviour of the cyanides of gold and silver in a solution of potassium cyanide he devised an experiment to test such a solution as an electrolyte. The results were promising with a good coating of gold or silver being achievable. He contacted the plating firm of Elkingtons who paid him £300 for the rights to patent the procedure plus a further £500 when the patent (British Patent 8447) was approved in 1840. The process became widely used in preference to the dangerous techniques previously used and Wright benefited from a steady royalty income.
Our onsite Hatton Garden walk-in Silver Plating Repair workshop opening times:
Our in-house silver repair workshop for silver plating and restoration is open Monday to Friday.
We are closed Weekends and Bank Holidays.
T: 020 7405 1536
+44 20 7405 1536