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It’s 5 o’Clock Somewhere!

Cocktail in Glass

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The weather is getting warmer, the days are getting longer, and there’s a hint of Spring in the air. Unfortunately, in light of the recent “shelter in place” orders sweeping the nation, the chances of you celebrating the shift in seasons with your friends in-person are very low. In these unprecedented times, we have to do what we must to stay healthy… and SANE!

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Sterling Silver’s Long Lasting Beauty

As you pick that perfect pendant or those gorgeous silver earrings that sparkle as they catch the light, know that you are part of a special tradition. Silver has been the metal of choice for jewelry and tableware for, well, thousands of years. In fact, a recent archaeological dig in Israel uncovered a 3,200-year-old cache of silver that included 5 hoop earrings.

A Brief History in Silver

Silver was first unearthed in Greece and Turkey in 3,000 B.C., and, even then, its discoverers worked to refine it to a purer form through a process called cupellation where they heated the raw metal and blew air over it. Modern popularity began in 1492 when Spanish Conquistadors found rich lodes of silver in South America. Between 1500 and 1800, most silver came from Mexico, Bolivia, and Peru. The first major silver strike in the United States came in 1857 when miners struck the Comstock Lode in Nevada. View Full Article…

History & Care: The Guide to Vintage Silverware

Flatware has become such an everyday feature of our lives that we rarely stop to consider its origins and history. Today, you can go to any department store and find a set of stainless steel silverware, but that wasn’t always the case.

In fact, the cutlery that you see today was predated by vintage silverware. Interested? Here’s a deep dive into the history of vintage silverware. View Full Article…

The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere’s . . . Bowl?

Paul Revere Bowls

Paul Revere Bowls

You’ve probably heard of the Liberty Bell, but have you heard of the Liberty Bowl?  Not the college football game played in Memphis, Tennessee, but an actual bowl made of silver.  This may sound weird, but the production of the Liberty Bowl was a dangerous act of sedition, so much so that its creator, Paul Revere, never mentioned it in any of his business or private papers for fear of retribution.  And, yes, you heard right, Paul Revere, that famous night rider.

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Crystal Stemware: A Toast to Love & Life

Toasting Flutes

Toasting Flutes

 

Some customs have clear logic behind them, while others are more obscure. Waving hello makes sense as a way of getting someone’s attention, but why, for instance, do we shake hands as a greeting? With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching and millions of romantic dinners to be had in its name, many may be wondering why do we toast drinks at special occasions.
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Unforgettable Gifts for Baby’s First Christmas

A newborn looking at a baby's first christmas ornament

Baby’s First Christmas

 

A baby’s very first Christmas is a momentous occasion. Help the happy parents commemorate it with the timeless gift of silver, complete with personalized engravings. Customize any of these precious pieces with the baby’s name, birthday, or initials. You could also consider other unique details, like the baby’s birth weight and length. Multiple styles of lettering are available, from fancy script to fun block letters.
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Silver Stocking Stuffers for Everyone You Love

Silver Stocking Stuffers

Silver Stocking Stuffers

 

With the holiday season fast approaching, you may be wonder what to put in the stockings this year. Silver stocking stuffers are a thoughtful and versatile addition to your gift list this holiday season. There’s one for each special person in your life, and there are even affordable options for holiday shoppers on a budget.

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