Silver News

  • Personalisation Options

    Here at Hersey Silversmiths we want to make your gift or purchase as special as possible, which is why we provide a variety of different personalisation options to suit a range of occasions.

    We have carefully selected fonts, from traditional script fonts, to serif and san serif modern options, in upper or lowercase.

    When deciding on your message we always advise that “less is more” because the longer the message is, the smaller the engraving will be. Some of the nicest engraved items are just a name, date or initials – sometimes longer messages work better in a separate gift card. We have provided some details of the maximum number of characters on individual product pages.

    We can also engrave a custom image on your purchase. This includes a coat of arms, company logo or special symbol. Custom designs are a popular option for awards and ceremonies such as The Queen’s Award for Enterprise.

    For more information on engraving and custom designs, please call us on 01932 225989 or email us on to discuss your options.

    Queen’s Award for Enterprise Logo

    Queen’s Award for Enterprise Logo

    Company Logo Engraving

    Company Logo Custom Engraving

    Silver Monogram Cufflinks

    Silver Monogrammed Cufflinks


  • Silver Weddings 2015

    Finding celebrity silver weddings becomes increasingly difficult with each passing year. Many famous couples married in 1990…but not that many marriages have survived 25-years. Continue Reading

  • Is Your Sterling Silver Real Or Not?

    Buying sterling silver jewellery or a unique silver item is quite an investment that becomes more and more valuable as time goes on. Being tricked into buying fake sterling silver is not a mistake that many can afford and Continue Reading

  • Silver Care & Cleaning Tips

    The craftsmen in our workshop make all our silver jewellery and other silver items using 925 Sterling silver, this is hallmark quality solid silver of 92.5% purity. The other 7.5% is made up of alloys which are added to make the silver harder as pure silver is too soft to work with and will not last. Continue Reading

  • Bangle - An Adopted Word

    How many Indian words do you use in everyday conversation? You may be surprised at how many Indian words were adopted by our Victorian ancestors during the days of the Raj and one of them is 'bangle'. Which leads to the thought, Continue Reading

  • Forces VAT-Free Silver Gifts

    Members of the UK Armed Forces serving abroad in Europe, or further afield, can now purchase silver gifts from our web site and use their tax-free status while serving outside the UK, to buy their gifts and jewellery VAT-free.

    To get the VAT Free price use the discount code: BFPOVATFREE when you place your order. You enter this during the order process.

    If you are serving inside the EU your exemption from paying VAT can only be processed when a correctly completed and signed form 15(10) has been provided. It is available for download here.

    Customers who give a BFPO delivery address in the EU will have their order processed, but it will not be dispatched until the completed 15(10) has been supplied. If within 14 days the 15(10) has not been submitted, the order will be canceled and your payment refunded. We suggest you place your order and download the form at the same time. Once it has been completed you can return it to us by post, by fax or by scanning it and emailing it to us.

    If you have any queries you can phone us for advice on +44 (0)844 736 5866

    Please remember, it is a criminal offense to make false declarations relating to your tax status.

  • Silver Weddings 2012

    Finding celebrity silver weddings becomes increasingly difficult with each passing year. Many famous couples married in 1987…but not that many marriages have survived 25-years. Continue Reading

  • Costly Salt Not Good For You!

    I read that the health do-gooders are at it again, this time with yet another report that UK adults eat too much salt. Which? Magazine and Consensus Action on Salt and Health found no difference in chemical content between regular salt and 'costly gourmet brands'.

    In a quote aimed at getting reported in the tabloid press, they went on to say, "Celebrity chefs should not be encouraging people to sprinkle sea salt on food, as you can get all the salt you need from a balanced diet."

    So Jamie, Marco Pierre White and even our local JP Gravier are being accused of not knowing how to prepare a meal and season it so that it arrives at the table with a combination of flavours to delight the customer.

    Meanwhile, most ready made meals from your local supermarket will be overdosed with salt to preserve the food and avoid the use of more expensive herbs and other ingredients.

    Fortunately, a few salt producers were allowed to comment on the report. Romi Alexander of So Natural, which supplies Himalayan Crystal Salt, spoke tellingly, saying, "Table salt is a highly refined, processed white substance that's devoid of nutrients."

    Of course, one of the benefits of 'expensive' crystal salt is that its price will make home cooks use it more sparingly than free-running processed salt, so that's got to be good for you. While the bigger benefit is that it encourages people to invest in our beautiful range of salt mills. (You had to read this far to find out why I was writing about salt and not silver!)

    Found on the tables of Michelin starred restaurants and one of our popular gifts - in combination with with our silver peppermills - our range of salt mills are available in solid silver or in combination with Rosewood, Blackwood and Ivorine. Like most of our gifts we can engrave them with names or messages. Perhaps "Just One Twist" would satisfy Which?.

  • The Greatest’s Silver Wedding Anniversary

    Today marks the occasion of Muhammad Ali’s Silver Wedding Anniversary. In 1999 Ali was crowned "Sportsman of the Century" by Sports Illustrated and "Sports Personality of the Century" by the BBC. But the sportsman simply known as ‘The Greatest’ by millions of people around the world and quotes such as, Continue Reading

  • Christmas 2011 Last Orders

    To coincide with the announcement of the Christmas Stamps for 2011, we are publishing our last posting dates for Christmas. If you live in Australia or New Zealand, there's less than a month to go before you can place your last don't delay! Continue Reading

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