Profile cover photo
Profile photo
Berman Fine Silverworks
3 followers
3 followers
About
Posts

Post has attachment
Photo
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
This 20th-century candlestick was shipped for a repair on a stem section and restore the base. Unfortunately, a poor packing job caused further damage. (Always ask for my Shipping Guidelines before shipping.) After investing hours and hours, I was able to remove the wrinkles in the base and refill it. The repairs along the center stem were also repaired. It came out great, but these modern candlesticks are very vulnerable to damage. The sterling silver is as thin as a piece of paper. Polish candlesticks gently with makeup pads, cotton balls and Q-tips. Avoid rubbing hard or twisting motions.
PhotoPhotoPhotoPhotoPhoto
10/8/17
5 Photos - View album
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
This sterling silver bud base arrived with multiple dings, bent lip and black with tarnish. The base was in excellent condition. After carefully rubbing out the dents and reshaping the edge, the bud vase was polished. This restoration work turned out great.
Photo
Photo
10/8/17
2 Photos - View album
Add a comment...

Post has attachment

This gorgeous pierced sterling silver flower basket arrived with a black tarnish that had actually eaten into the silver. It had to be polished very carefully with small buffing wheels because of the delicate nature of this structure. The base was also fixed so it sits flat and stable on the table.
Photo
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
These antique 150-year-old Irish silver spoon arrived bent and tarnished. 19th-century spoon are always very thin. The bowl of the spoon tends to bend exactly at the same place....at the widest part of the spoon. Avoid stressing the bowl of this old spoons by jamming the spoon in a drawer or scooping frozen ice cream.

These spoons were gentle reshaped and work hardened to strengthen the spoon bowl, but if they keep bending at the same place over and over, the spoon bowl will crack. Cracks in the spoon bowls can be fixed but avoid this problem with gentle use appropriate to a 150 year old spoon.
Photo
Photo
10/8/17
2 Photos - View album
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Replacing old silverplate steel knife blades with stainless steel blades is an important way to update the appearance of your sterling silver knives. One of these photo shows the very messy process of removing the old knife blades.

Do not put your sterling handles knife blades in the dishwasher. This causes the knife handles to loosen.
Photo
Photo
10/8/17
2 Photos - View album
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Photo
Photo
Silver polishing
2 Photos - View album
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Every one of these trophies arrived with old lacquer. It had yellowed and chipped, yet because of the lacquer the client could not polish the trophies. Great skill and care restored these trophies to new pride even though they were over 100 years old.
PhotoPhotoPhotoPhotoPhoto
Scrapbook Photos
49 Photos - View album
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
These silverplated trophies from the 19th and early 20th century arrived tarnished and black because the lacquer had deteriorated, yellowing and chipping off. Because of the lacquer the customer could not polish the trophies. In this photo the lacquer was removed, and they were carefully polished. The gold plating on the inside was polished carefully to a magnificent golden color. The silver plating was polished carefully to avoid the cost of new silver plating. Restored they are proudly shown in a local foundation collection. Look for single images of each trophy in the photo album. 

I love doing this kind of work. I get to handle and admire every detail of this antique trophies reviving their beauty.  
Photo
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
This beautiful trophy arrived black and discolored with tarnish and old lacquer. The handle was broken with a portion missing. Since the handle was a soft white metal & very fragile, I rebuilt the handle with sterling silver wire.  It turned out fabulous! The gold plating on the inside was a rich gold color.
Photo
Add a comment...
Wait while more posts are being loaded