Understanding Jewelry Making Tools and Practices

Understanding Jewelry Making Tools and Practices

Everything You Need to Know About Selling Silver Jewelry

by Roberta Vasquez

If you have ever looked in your jewelry box at multiple pieces of unworn silver jewelry and wondered aloud, "How do I sell my silver?" then this article is for you. Selling silver jewelry is an easy way to dispose of unwanted jewelry while earning some extra cash.

Is it worth it to sell your silver?

Selling silver jewelry and other sterling silver items is a good choice, especially if you have items that are not in use. Rather than let them collect dust in a drawer, you can turn your unwanted silver into quick cash by selling them to a jeweler, pawnshop, or even a coin collector. 

Why is silver valuable?

Silver is a precious metal and, as such, is always valuable. The price of silver does fluctuate, but it maintains its value over time. Like gold and platinum, silver is thought to be a safe investment. There will always be investors looking to purchase your unwanted silver jewelry and trinkets.

What type of silver jewelry can you sell?

You can sell all types of silver, including:

1. Jewelry. One of the easiest and most accessible forms of silver to sell is silver jewelry. Whether you have an old ring, necklace, bracelet, or brooch, if you are not wearing it on a regular basis or no longer like the design, you can sell it.

2. Candlesticks. While you might not have silver candlesticks at home, many people like to attend garage sales, auctions, and estate sales to look for sterling silver items. Solid silver candlesticks are heavy and, as such, are valuable to silver investors.

3. Trinket boxes. A less common but equally valuable silver item is a trinket box. Whether you inherited a silver trinket box or uncovered one at an estate sale, it can be sold to an investor or pawn shop if you do not want it.

4. Junk silver. Coins are also a good item to look for when you are selling silver. Silver coins, namely dimes, quarters, half-dollars, and dollars that were minted prior to 1965 have a high silver content in them. The term "junk silver" is a slang term used in numismatics that refers to coins whose 'melt' value exceeds the face value of the coin.

When you are selling silver, look for sterling silver which has a high level of purity. You can tell something is sterling silver by its hallmark, sometimes called marking or stamp. The hallmark will typically say 925,900, or even 800, which is an indication of its purity level

Free up some room in your jewelry box by selling your unwanted silver pieces. Contact companies that can answer your questions about buying and selling silver. 


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Understanding Jewelry Making Tools and Practices

Hello, my name is Belinda. I spend my spare time making jewelry for my friends and family. The jewelry making process that I use closely mimics the practices utilized by the professionals. I have a small kit of tools that I use to bend wire, set stones and create other decorative elements for my jewelry. I want to explore hobby and professional tools used for jewelry making on this site. I hope that I can inspire other people to pick up this fun and rewarding hobby. I will share new jewelry industry information on this site as it develops. Please visit often to learn about this topic.