Identifying and dating Sterling, Coin and Silver plate. Finding difficult to find marks on silver. Not involved in weaponry,jewelry or musical instruments (this is best offered by those working full time in those fields) Not involved in valuing or appraising items.
Conducting restoration events in fine jewelry, china crystal & silver stores and bridal registries from coast to coast.
Primarily involved in restoration, plating & repair of heirloom, decorative, presentation items. Flatware, hollow ware, dresser ware, alter and religious items and personal goods.
Society of American Silversmiths.
Mostly attending lectures and researching goods submitted for prospective restoration and repair. With a background in infectious disease / public health and spending hours and years over a microscope, it makes finding those hidden, diminished and difficult to locate maker marks a welcome challenge.
Awards and Honors
The only entry I can place here is the interest of establishments hosting our events season after season and many repeat customers.
Upon request and best based upon locality.