"Charleston Silver Lady” Reads South Carolina Stories in Silver

Sep 11, 2017

Dawn Corley of Charleston began collecting silver as a child under the tutelage of her great aunt.  As her collection grew, so did her expertise, until SCETV’s Beryl Dakers dubbed her the “Charleston Silver Lady,” a nickname which has stuck over the years.  Corley has presented programs on silver for U.S. presidents, the Joint Chiefs of Staff and European royalty, as well as for clubs and organizations throughout the United States.  In this story, the Charleston Silver Lady reminds us that using silver, particularly to drink from, is good for the health.   And though she has numerous treasures, including the only silver owned by John C. Calhoun, it’s the story that each piece tells that is of the ultimate importance to Corley.