We pay Cash for sterling silver serving pieces, patterns, silverware & antiques.
The term “Sterling Silver” is used for material with a silver content of at least 92.5% pure silver and 7.5% other metals, which is copper in most cases. Fine silver with purity of 99.9% is too soft for producing large functional objects, e.g. flatware or serving pieces. To give it durability, the silver is mixed with a firmer metal such as copper or zinc.
In many cases the purity of the silver content is marked on the item in some way. Here are a few examples:
“SS” “Sterling” “Sterling Silver”
“800″ “925″ “925/1000″ “999″
As a precious metal, sterling silver holds an intrinsic value. However, if you have antique silver pieces, their value can be even higher than their silver content due to their historical value and craftsmanship. So, you want to make sure that your sterling silver items are being looked by an expert in both of these areas.
1. You come into one of our store locations
2. We take a look at your silver pieces
3. We weigh your pieces on one of our certified scales and determine the price based on market value. Also read our FAQ