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Silversmithing & Hand Engraving services

York Minster Antiques offers a comprehensive silversmithing service undertaking commissions for new pieces, a repair service for older silver and bespoke hand engraving on all precious metals. We also offer silversmithing lessons for those who want to explore this ancient craft. We also work with gold and jewellery. Jon Braganza the owner of York Minster Antiques is a registered silversmith and you can see a small range of his work by clicking here.
Silversmithing  price list

New Commissions

We take on new commissions for small and large pieces of silver, as examples we have made custom designed personal and gift items; decorative as well as functional, tea services, boxes, bowls, stirrup cups, cast animal models and jewellery to mention a small portion of our previous commissions. Wedding, birthday, anniversary and christening gifts are a speciality.

Water jug before repair

Repairs to silver

We can repair most silver items economically and in keeping with their character. Our portfolio of repairs includes, tea services, bowls, very high value silver antiques, jewellery and candlesticks to mention just a small portion of the repairs we can undertake. We will give you an estimate before proceeding, outline what is possible and discuss your requirements.  














Water jug after repair

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Hand engraving

We offer superb quality hand engraving to your design requirements and specification.
Our hand engravers are time served and with an unrivalled depth of experience.
This superb service is offered at a market competitive price.
Let us know what you would like. We can draw up a design or work from yours, from a photograph or drawing. We work mainly in precious metals but other surfaces can be engraved if suitable. Let us know what the item is that you need engraving, its dimensions etc and we will come back to you with a quote.

We offer a range of silversmithing courses from one day to 5 days. The course can be tailored to your needs, experience and interests. We cover basic silversmithing techniques, raising, soldering, piercing etc. We offer wedding ring making courses to couples who want to make a special and more personal wedding ring set. Limited accommodation is available on site if required. Contact us for more information. Click here.

Silversmithing Courses
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