When you are given a silver cup or jug, you put it in a special place and use it with care. You want to keep it looking as shiny as it was in the beginning forever. But, caught up in everyday life and your duties, you often forget about it and its initial shine gradually begins to fade. Silver tarnishes and dirt gathers on the edges. Your beautiful cup turns into an unsightly old thing.
What should you do?
It is important to note that every silver item purchased from us is of 950 fineness. This means that you own very high-grade silver, also known as Britannia standard=958/1000. In this form, it has a wide range of useful functions. You could have a look at: ‘The miraculous properties of silver in the fight against viruses’.
Put a small amount of it on the smaller cloth. Spread the contents well on the cup or the item that you want to clean. Leave it for a minute to work and then rub the surface intensively with the woollen cloth until the mixture disappears. Wash the bowl with warm soapy water and dry it. If necessary, repeat the operation until the silver is completely cleaned. You will see the effect immediately - the silver starts to shine.
If you don't have a special silver cleaner on hand, try Grandma's recipe - baking soda or toothpaste. Soda has a coarser structure and can mattify the product, while toothpaste is gentler. The cleaning method is similar to the one described above. The method gives relatively good results, but the surface of the vessel becomes more matte. This option is suitable for the everyday cup and cup.
With regular use of the dish in which you hold water, wine or other liquid, minerals, sugar and other substances that are contained in it are deposited on its walls. They stick to the inner surface and prevent the silver ions contained in the precious metal from attacking and destroying viruses and bacteria, thus helping you fight disease. The beneficial properties of silver and its healing abilities are known. Therefore, the dish must be kept clean.
We recommend regular washing and cleaning of the silverware.
The stories of old, noble families whose tableware consisted mainly of silver are well-known. They had a special day of the week when the servants took out and cleaned all the silverware. And this was done not only to give them a beautiful appearance but also to protect family members from infections and diseases.
Most of the silverware we make is partially gold-plated. Unfortunately, after two or three years it fades and may eventually disappear. The reason is that the large amount of material, in this case, the silver, absorbs the small amount - the gold. This is a natural process and is called adhesion. When this happens, we can help by reapplying additional gold plating to the areas where it has disappeared.
And one last tip.
Wipe carefully the silverware you plan to give as a gift if you have previously touched it with your hands. There should be no finger marks left on it. Where you touched the item, the silver will darken. The noble material, which is of high sample purity, interacts with the alkaline levels of human skin and leaves dark spots. Therefore, before returning the dish back to the box, you must wipe it thoroughly, especially in the places where you touched it with your hand.
If you wish, we can take care of your items. Give us a call and we will not only restore the silverware, but we will also apply an additional gold coating. The fee for the service is negotiable. Thus, you will have your favourite cup or jug in its original state once again.
At “Zografov and Son”, we aim to simplify and enhance the gift selection process, making it both easy and enjoyable. Whether you are searching for the ideal gift for a loved one or a corporate event, we have a rich variety of options that will impress every taste and preference. Should you desire, we are available to provide consultations and assistance in choosing the most suitable gift for your specific occasion.
Could you guess what Angelina Jolie, Grandmaster Anatoly Karpov, Klaus Meine from ‘Scorpions’, the Austrian skydiver and daredevil Felix Baumgartner (who jumped from the ‘edge’ of the cosmos), Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, Albert II and the presidents Georgi Parvanov, Bronislaw Komorowski, Nursultan Nazarbayev, Bill Clinton and Vladimir Putin all have in common? They all own an art piece by Zografov & Son, the Bulgarian family enterprise for luxury presents made of noble metals, spreading the name of their country around the world.
The Bulgarian brand is a byword for exquisite pieces of beauty, style and uniqueness Silver cups, vessels of exotic woods, replicas of Thracian treasures: for over 30 years, the luxury items with the brand Zografov have been the best choice to make gifts that impress, inspire and speak of beauty, power and craftsmanship.
A client asked us once, ‘Which wooden whiskey cup should I choose? You have various types of wood, colour and metal - silver or gold plating. Which combination would be best for me?’ The answer depends on many factors: what wood you like, what colour would fit best to the setting in which the cup will be, etc. etc.
Walnut is a broadleaf tree widely distributed in the Balkans. Whiskey cups made of walnut have a rich, dark colour and a smooth texture that feels comfortable in the hand. The combination of materials, the warm and natural beauty of the walnut and the soft shine of the gold, attracts attention, magically enhancing the aesthetic, adding a touch of luxury and sophistication.
Cherry whiskey cups have a warm, inviting look and are often used for special occasions. The combination with gold or silver accents completes the aesthetics of the wood.
The preference of the colours and the wood from which the cups are made depends on our current mood. Just like listening to music or our desire to go out and meet friends or stay at home with our favourite drink depends on our current state of mind.
Most people like to make a unique and remarkable gift. They are looking for one that makes the recipient feel special. An item which can relate to a memory of a friend or an important moment in someone's life, a gift made of quality materials, which will not be put on the shelf and forgotten, but will be given a special place so that it can always remind, who gave it.
The special day of a loved one, a friend, a relative or a colleague is approaching. You have chosen a wonderful present from 'Zografov & Son'. It comes in luxurious packaging and a beautiful branded envelope, ready to be presented. You are happy and you think that the preparations for the event are complete. But do you know how important it is to add a personal message to your present?
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It is interesting and remarkable how much history and how many artifacts there are in a territory as small as Bulgaria. During each excavation, archaeologists find a piece of the life of our ancestors. We are a nation with a rich past, and that is priceless. All these discoveries made by archaeologists are changing scientists' perceptions of the oldest centers of human civilization. The historical artifacts prove that a civilization flourished on the territory of Bulgaria long before the Hellenic one. A culture existed which created items of high artistic value.
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