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A Breakdown of our Engraving

Nothing makes a gift more personal than customized engraving. Not only does the recipient feel valued and special, but engraving adds context for future generations that come across treasures passed down in families.

Silver Superstore is proud to offer this silver engraving to our customers, and we wanted to pull back the curtain and share what goes into this process that turns any ordinary gift into an extraordinary one.

There are two techniques for enhancing gifts with a personal touch.

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A History Of The Reed & Barton Cross

A Look At The Reed & Barton Cross

2019 Reed and Barton Cross

For 49 years, people have anticipated the newest edition of the Reed & Barton Christmas Cross. There is more to their enthusiasm than the satisfaction of adding to their collections.

Like traditional holiday recipes or gift-giving rituals, the reappearance of treasured ornaments cheers the soul. Unwrapping them and taking careful inventory brings to mind the stories attached to them, especially when they’ve been passed down for generations. Arranging them on Christmas trees, mantels, wreaths or gift boxes is one of the year’s most pleasant pastimes.

The First Ornaments

Germans of the 16th century get credit for innovating decorated Christmas trees as we know them today, and it is believed that Protestant reformer Martin Luther was the first to light one with candles.

Christmas trees gained popularity in America in the late 1800s. The first ornaments were baked goods or homemade trinkets, but German immigrants began making reusable decorations. The practice quickly caught on. With the advent of Christmas tree lights in 1880, ornament makers started to use materials that reflected their twinkle.

Silver ornaments became an especially popular choice in the 1970s. Silver’s durability makes it ideal for years of decorating, and its reflective luster is enhanced by the deep green boughs and glowing lights of a Christmas tree.

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A History Of Gorham & The Gorham Snowflake

A Brief History of Gorham & Their Annual Gorham Snowflake

The 2021 Gorham Snowflake is in stock. Buy it now while supplies last!

One of the cheeriest days of the year is the day that holiday ornaments are unpacked. Greeting familiar items warms a winter day like nothing else, especially when trinkets have been in the family for years.

The annually issued Gorham Snowflakes are particularly elegant pieces. Their appearance varies from year to year, but it remains true to the original designer’s vision. For almost 50 years, these sterling silver ornaments have been brightening Christmas trees, fireplace mantels and gift boxes across the country.

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Why Moscow Mules Come In Copper Mugs

Why Are Moscow Mules Served In Copper Mugs?

The Moscow Mule is a simple yet popular mixed drink. It consists of lime juice, vodka and ginger beer. This beverage first appeared in 1941, according to The New York Times. It succeeded in greatly boosting the demand for both vodka and copper mugs. You can find several reasons to serve a Moscow Mule in this type of cup.

Extra Cold 

Beverages feel colder if you drink them from copper vessels. The metal’s temperature immediately drops when someone adds a cool liquid and ice cubes to a mug. Consequently, the drink seems particularly refreshing. Cocktail enthusiasts have recognized this advantage of copper for hundreds of years.

Insulating

This material doesn’t only create a chilly sensation. It also insulates the beverage from warm air. Your Moscow Mule will remain as cold as possible, and the ice cubes won’t dilute it by melting too soon. The insulating effect benefits drinkers who venture outdoors on hot summer days or sip cocktails in rooms that lack air conditioning.

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The Best Silver Wedding Gifts

The Best Silver Wedding Gifts

A wedding is one of the biggest celebrations and most memorable milestones in anyone’s life, which is why marriages are commemorated with special gifts from friends and family. Silver and silver-plated items are classic choices and are often passed down to future generations as treasured heirlooms. Personalizing these gifts with elegant engraving makes them even more distinctive and precious.

If you’re looking for something special to present to loved ones on their wedding day, consider these stunning, unique items from the Silver Superstore.

Toasting Flutes

True Love Toasting Flutes are the perfect gift for a wedding!

True Love Toasting Flutes

Toasting flutes can be used at the wedding when the champagne is poured and at any special occasion thereafter. Hand-washable and available in a variety of designs, these stunning flutes look beautiful on any formal table.

When choosing glassware, look for a style in line with the overall theme of the wedding. Long-stem flutes with flared bowls impart a modern feel. Rounded flutes reflect a traditional image, and flutes with flared lips add a unique look to the setup. Even the style of the foot, whether flat or curved, contributes to the beauty of the piece. Choose a combination with the right characteristics to commemorate the couple’s love.


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Mother’s Day Gifts

Mother’s Day Gifts

Our mothers have always been there for us and will always hold a special place in our hearts, and when Mother’s Day comes around, you will want to find a way to show her how much you care. You will discover many gifts that you can use to highlight what your mother means to you, but you won’t want to pick the first thing that you spot.

To choose a present that stands out from the rest, you will need to consider your mom’s taste and sense of style, but no matter the direction in which you go, you need a quality gift that won’t let you down. If you are still having trouble deciding what to do, the following information will give you some ideas to get you started in the right direction, and you won’t have much trouble moving forward.

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IDEAL GIFT IDEAS FOR MOTHERS’ DAY

Mothers’ Day is quickly approaching and if you are like me, then you are trying to scramble to find the best gift idea for your mom that will beat last year’s gift.  Today, I thought I would give you a few words of encouragement before you brave the elements and find a gift for the woman who brought you into this world. Let’s start with a few ideas that I think you and your mother will enjoy this Mothers’ Day:

Lipstick Case

Nickelplate Gift by Sheridan

Chic, handy, and useful is the way to describe this 3.5″ long hinged lipstick case. This lipstick case is a full 1.25″ wide, so it holds most lipsticks easily inside the non-tarnishing, nickel plated case. This case also features a handy mirror inside the lid.

This nickel plated lipstick case is perfect for just about any woman on your gift list. You can make this item personal to the recipient by adding custom engraving. Add the item to your cart to view engraving options. This case comes gift boxed.

Oval Locket Key Chain

Nickelplate Gift by Sheridan

This oval shaped hinged locket key chain holds 2 photos approximately 1″ x 1.25″. Keep those treasured photos with you when you are on the go. The oval locket measures 1.75″ x 1.5″. The ring is about 1.375″ diameter. The bright silver finish is nickel plated and will not tarnish.

You can make this locket key chain personal to the recipient by adding custom engraving. Add a keychain to your cart to view engraving options. This item comes gift boxed.

Purse Mirrors

Silverplate Gifts

Made in silver plate, these purse mirrors are wonderful gifts for the women in your life. Give them to your bridesmaids to say thank you. Give them to your best friends, just because. At this price, give one to yourself too!

Botanic Flower

Cast Aluminum Serveware by Mikasa

Invite the essence of nature into your home with the Botanic Flower Collection from Mikasa. Each piece in this collection is exquisitely crafted in embossed metal. The collection is inspired by the gentle curving of branches, curling of petals, and sloping of leaves found in nature. Experience the timeless beauty that is Botanic Flower and create a stylishly casual setting every time you entertain.

Constructed of durable and food safe cast aluminum, these pieces never require polishing. All you need to do is simply hand-wash with mild soap and dry with a soft cloth.

Beaded Dresser Set

Nickel Plated Gifts by Sheridan

This Sheridan Beaded Nickel Plated Dresser set is an excellent quality 3-piece set that features a handled mirror, a brush with soft off-white bristles and a comb. This set has a beaded border design which allows for room for a personalized engraving on the mirror and brush for that special woman. This set is made of a non-tarnish bright nickel plated finish.

Peony Keepsake Box

by Reed and Barton

Decorated with a raised peony floral design in beautiful silverplate. This heirloom quality keepsake box features a navy blue velvet lining on the inside. Measures 6-1/2″ in length, and includes an elegant gift box.

These are just a few items we offer that could be perfect for your mother. If you still need help finding that perfect gift please feel free to call 1-800-426-3057 to get a hold of one of our wonderful sales staff who are always happy to help you.

Selecting a cake set fit for a Royal Wedding

Mikasa Love Story Cake Set

Mikasa Love Story Cake Set

The Royal Wedding may be over for between Prince William and Kate Middleton, but this doesn’t mean that you can’t create your own royal wedding, starting with with a few tips on selecting the perfect cake set.

If you are planning to give a cake set as a gift for a couple on their wedding day, or looking for a cake set for your own wedding,  the process of searching for the right set can be time consuming and difficult without some help along the way.

Below are a few steps to take when searching for the right cake set:

Step one – Choose your Style

When choosing the correct style of cake set for your wedding, whether it is sterling silver, silver plated, or a durable stainless steel, the goal to remember these items will last longer than the cake in preserving the memory of the wedding. Therefore, it is great to match the cake set to style of the wedding and the cake itself.

Step two – Decide on the Design

There are a variety of different shapes, weights, sizes, and patterns you can choose from for your cake set.  Also, as a rule of thumb is if the wedding is featuring a round cake, using a triangle server works best.  A square cake however,  requires a square cake server.  Take in consideration the main theme of the wedding:  the colors, floral arrangements, and anything else that will stand out in helping you pick the perfect cake set.

Step three – Narrow down your Search

Now you have a few favorite cake sets and you have the challenging task of deciding on the right one. Here are a few categories you may want to consider to make the choice a bit easier:

Price – How much you are willing to spend? The range of cake sets can go from $20 to hundreds of dollars. Determine your budget, and then find the highest quality and best looking sets within your price range.

Quality – From stainless steel to sterling silver, wedding knives and cake serving sets are available in many different materials. Some even have plastic or wooden handles. Certain sets are higher quality than others and will last much longer. Determine what you like and what you can afford.

Longevity –  Is the set timeless enough that you could use it again (say, for a special anniversary)?

Step four- Get it Engraved!

Many couples opt to have their wedding knife and cake server set engraved, often with their names, initials, or wedding date. If you have your heart set on engraving, make sure you find out if the retailer you plan to purchase the set from offers engraving services.  This will avoid the additional step of engraving your cake set later.

Hopefully this helps with your hunt to find a cake set fit for royalty. However, if you still have questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us at 800-426-3057

A story of custom engraving

Something for the kids | A story of custom engraving

This past year I was blessed to become a mother of two beautiful twin girls. It was love at first sight and since their birth I have been looking for ways to give back to them. I looked for something that would physically connect us even when my husband and I were no longer around. This is when I heard about custom engraving of metals such as silver and thought that I would look into it. When I began to dig deeper into it I immediately fell in love with the idea. Regardless I did not want a generic product with both my daughter’s name in a boring cursive typeface. I wanted something that stood out so I began my search and eventually found custom engraving at silversuperstore done by Silver Superstore.

Custom engraving on the Empire Silver Girl's Brush and Comb Se

Empire Silver Girl’s Brush and Comb Set

When I began to look through Silver Superstore I saw a vast array of different products available that could be engraved and at first it was overwhelming to pick one because they all looked very nice. Then I saw the silver hair brushes that could be engraved. This was perfect for my twin girls. I could just envision years from now taking their engraved brushes and doing their hair and when they got older and my husband and I were no longer around they could continue using the brushes remembering what we gave to them.

When it came to the actual engraving we were presented with a vast array of different styles and fonts. We were not looking for anything boring, rather some fancy handwriting. Silver Superstore had us covered with some great fonts. Even if you like more simple options, the custom engraving also came with some really basic font options as well.

Next we had a great experience with the customer service, our children’s names are a little long so we were not sure if we could fit the name across the custom engraved hair brushes. When we called we spoke to a very polite individual who assured us everything would be fine. Once our orders came in we were actually very impressed with how well they were able to get the custom engraving onto the brushes.

Silver Superstore has done something for me that I will never be able to repay. They have created a beautiful link to their parents that our daughters will enjoy for a lifetime. Not only do they have a wide variety of options of items that you can engrave but you are also able to get different font styles. The friendly service really does top them off as well. I can confidently suggest to all my friends and family that they buy their custom engraved products from Silver Superstore from now on!

Made in America

MADE IN AMERICA

Made in America text with American FlagSilver Superstore is a local retailer located in Kent, Washington. Since 1998, we’ve been the online leader in flatware and silver home accessories, featuring many pieces that can’t be found anywhere else. Biggest selection, guaranteed lowest price, and the friendliest, most knowledgeable staff in the industry. All of our staff are employed and resided in the United States. With a lot of products being produced out of country it hard to buy locally anymore. Luckily Silver Superstore offers some great U.S. patterns created by U.S. based manufactures. Two of Silver Superstore’s largest U.S. manufacturers are Liberty Tabletop and Empire Silver Company. Just look for the “Made in America” logo on a product page to make sure your buying local!

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