Welcome to Gryphon Estate Silver - Our Story
Nestled in the picturesque mountains of western North Carolina, Gryphon Estate Silver is pleased to offer an expansive line of beautifully restored antique and estate sterling silver and silverplate flatware and hollowware for all occasions.
Gryphon Estate Silver was started by owners Beth and Dan Walker in the mid 1990's as an off shoot of sister company, Oexning Silversmiths, Inc. Since 1947, Oexning Silversmiths Inc has offered expert restoration services to collectors nationwide, so the expansion into the buying and selling of fine estate silver was a natural progression.
Dan joined Oexning in the mid 1980's after answering an ad for a silversmith's apprentice. He was blessed to have had the opportunity to train under several master silversmiths in Minnesota and Ireland and is now considered one of the foremost restoration silversmiths in the country.
Beth, originally from Charleston, SC, met Dan after moving to Minneapolis to take a job in international sales. Her love of antiques began at an early age (being dragged kicking and screaming) during frequent visits to antique auctions, flea markets and shops in the United States and Europe with her parents.
Although she had no previous experience with antique silver, she started coming to the restoration shop on the weekends and was fascinated by the incredible restoration work being done by the skilled craftsmen. Beth and Dan jumped at the chance to buy the company and continue its legacy when it became available in 1993.
Dan, Beth and their wonderful staff are committed to providing you with a stunning and unique line of silver for your special occasions and everyday use. Make yours the gift of timeless elegance, an "instant heirloom"! We are pleased to offer a bridal, baby shower, and gift registry. If you are thinking about adding to your existing flatware, we stand ready to help you find what you need.
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Meet the Team
Born in Orlando, Fl and moved to Burnsville, NC where I have lived since. I graduated from Mayland Community Collegge with an A.A, where I met my husband. We have two fur babies, love to eat out, and take long drives on the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Born and raised in Greensboro, NC. Moved to Charlotte, NC for 9 years where I met my wife. We live in Western NC with our canine children, where we enjoy the local breweries, hiking, and kayaking.
Born and raised in Burnsville, NC, where I met my husband. We have two dogs and a cattle business. I teach a Sunday School class for children, and love to hunt and spend time outdoors.
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