OUR STORY

Thank you for visiting Cherished Silver. It is a pleasure to introduce ourselves. We are Nicolle & Erin, longtime friends and educators in the Milwaukee area. We are the founders of Cherished Silver, and have been in business since 2016.

 

Our passion for making flatware jewelry started a few years ago during a family trip to Door County. One of the amazing things about this beautiful part of our state is the regional shops and community atmosphere. Local artists showcase their wares for the many tourists. Music drifts through the streets, and grilled food lures more to come join in on the fun.

 

We noticed a few spoon rings for sale. We tried them on. What a wonderful idea. Rings made from flatware. Seeing old silverware being turned into works of art was fascinating to us.

 

It seemed to be perfect timing. Meeting new people and making lasting connections through art and creativity was something that we longed for. We wondered if there was a way to go beyond the frequently seen styles and break new ground in terms of design.

 

We left and while heading back home, we were reminded of some inherited family silverware. Giving new life to the old things that have been forgotten reminds us the importance of passing down wisdom from one generation to another. A treasure that will strike the remembrance of memories long forgotten. We want to bring that same joy to our customers.

 

Thus Cherished Silver was born.

We love every element of the

process, from acquiring vintage

silverware to working it into jewelry

pieces by drilling, buffing and

bending it. We believe in accentuating

the craftsmanship of the original artist

by adding our personal touch - creating

timeless jewelry. “A thing of beauty is

a joy forever. Its loveliness increases; it

will never pass into nothingness.”

(John Keats)

 

Today, Cherished Silver can be found in gift stories and galleries throughout the Midwest, as our unique line continues to bring the elegance of the past into modern times.

We truly appreciate everyone who makes a stop at Cherished Silver. We hope you like what you see and you will continue to come back to us for gifts for family and friends. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or custom order requests.

 

Warmly,

Erin and Nicolle

“It’s so rewarding to see how people respond to our jewelry. Working with Erin on this creative endeavour brings me a joy that carries over to other parts of my life. ”

    - Nicolle

 

“I love the idea of being able to give my daughter a pendant or bracelet made from silverware that used to belong to her grandmother. Instead of the silverware collecting dust in a drawer, she’ll be able to proudly wear a reminder of her grandmother.”

    - Erin