I am not a silversmith, but silver is my metal of choice. It is truly precious metal.
For many years I have use colloidal silver for health reason, and wanted a set of silverware so we could get a little silver in our diet everyday. My mother-in-law gave me an old set of 1847 Rogers Bro. silverware that she found at a yard sale. After polishing it up it is like new. We use it everyday! I realize that it is silverplate, but I think we should still receive benefit form it.
What I really want is a WATER PITCHER made out of the purest silver I can find. I know sometimes other metals are mixed in with the silver. If we drink the water from the pitcher it will also be an added benefit.
Is there a place, other than ebay, to find silver water pitchers to buy (without having to mortgage the house)? I don't even care if it has dents! I just what it for everyday use. With 5 children, a brand new one would get dented anyway. I would like some small cups for the kids as well.
A pitcher and cups can be made of fine (99.9%) silver. It might be a bit easier to dent since it can be relatively soft. I would check with your local silversmiths and see what they might charge you to make the items. Labor is going to be your greatest expense. Good luck.