A silversmith works primarily with silver making jewelry and other objects using techniques such as soldering, casting, polishing, and engraving. Silversmiths also fabricate objet d’art, necessaires, flatware, dishes, religious icons, and many other items of daily use. Most of those items are cast today or are made of lesser materials.
The Fuller Brooch, Silver and Niello. Anglo-Saxon, 9th Century.
©Trustees of the British Museum.
Victorian Silver Collar and Locket, c.1880 Birmingham.
Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Jewelry Suite, c. Mid-Century.