Gorham was founded in 1831 by Jabez Gorham. Jabez was one of the founders of the silverware and jewelry industry in 18th century New England. Jabez started his first business, which failed after five years. Determined to pursue his craft, Jabez started his own business as "Jabez Gorham, Jeweler." He achieved great success and was able to hire a small staff. He was the first to make "French filigree" jewelry and a special kind of gold chain known today as the Gorham chain. Jabez's business struggled until 1831 when Jabez and his craftsmen started making "coin silver spoons" which became popular and were in high demand throughout New England.
Gorham dominated American silver from the late 19th century to the 20th century. For over 170 years, Gorham has been commited to quality and it shows in his craftsmanship which is apparent in each and every piece.
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