Cash for Silver Near Boston, MA
You might be familiar with Cash for Gold services, but what do you know about cash for silver? Do you have boxes of your mother’s sterling silver flatware that goes unused? Are you thinking about downsizing, minimizing, or upgrading your silverware set to something that better suits your lifestyle? Maybe you’ve decided to liberate yourself from the burdens of stuffy and fancy dinner parties and shift your focus to something else. Whatever your reason for not using your sterling silver and flatware, you should know that it doesn’t have to continue to collect dust. Instead, you could sell your sterling silver flatware and silverware for cash and free yourself from household clutter.
Many people are already aware that they can sell their gold and diamond jewelry for cash, but they may not be aware that there is actual value in their silverware sets too. Sterling silver can have a surprisingly high value. At The Jewelers & Loan Co., we don’t limit ourselves to certain types of silver. If you have silver platters, silver pitchers, silverware and other silver serving equipment, you should consider having it appraised or selling it if you might have better use for cashing than the silver pieces. If you are interested in selling, exchanging, or pawning your silver pieces, schedule an appointment with our team today.
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Sell Sterling Silver Jewelry, Flatware, and Silverware for Cash
Believe it or not, your sterling silver flatware, silverware, tea sets, and sterling silver jewelry holds value too! Many people come into our local pawn shop with their gold and diamond jewelry, but all too often, our customers are surprised to learn that they can get cash for their silver flatware and jewelry as well.
In decades passed, silverware and formal dining were a common occurrence with frequent events to host year-round. You may remember your mother or grandmother having special flatware for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, New Years’, or your personal family traditions, but this is becoming less common.
It’s always been especially common for silverware and flatware sets to be passed down through generations, but the combination of financial insecurity and more casual lifestyles has more people electing to sell their silverware flatware and silver jewelry instead. While sterling silver does not have the same value as gold, it can still be surprisingly valuable.
To sell and get cash for your silver jewelry, including chains, necklaces, bracelets, pendants, rings, and more call us or stop by our shop today.
We Buy Sterling Silver and Flatware
We are interested in seeing all your silver pieces that you are interested in selling. Below you’ll find the silver item and flatware sets we are always buying:
- Silver forks, silver spoons, silver knives, silver serving trays, silver teapots, silverware, and flatware sets
- Salt and pepper shakers
- Silver jewelry
- David Yurman silver, 925 Italy Jewelry, 925
- United States coins pre-1964
- Vases, sterling silver jewelry boxes
- Silver mirrors, silver brushes, silver combs
- Sterling plates, sterling trays, sterling bowls
- Sterling silver cutlery sets, tableware, salvers, pitchers, and candlesticks
What Is the Current Sterling Silver Rate?
You can use the current sterling silver market rate to determine your sterling silver pieces’ value.
If you’re in the market to buy silver jewelry, try to avoid making impulse purchases on vacation and without proof of authenticity. It’s common for Americans to overpay for their jewelry in the Caribbean and find themselves with jewelry with less value than expected.
Deciding to Sell Sterling Silver Flatware for Cash
People often come to our pawn shop looking for information on how they can sell their silverware for cash. Whether you are interested in selling junk silver or your neglected sterling silver flatware, our team can help you turn these unwanted pieces of silver into cash or help you exchange your pieces for a better investment or something more in line with your current tastes. Next time you are interested in pawning, exchanging, or selling your silver for cash, remember the professionals at The Jewelers & Loan Co..
Selling your silver items for cash can be a simple choice for anyone who needs money quickly or simply wants to de-clutter their jewelry box. However, there is another option. At The Jewelers & Loan Co., you can secure a pawn-loan or borrow against your items and have the option of returning to your items later after you pay off your loan.
More people than you’d expect who have sterling silverware sets, sterling trays, sterling teapots and sterling candlesticks collecting dust in their homes. Perhaps you received a well-intentioned wedding gift, but it doesn’t fit in with your lifestyle. It makes sense that you would get rid of them if they are difficult to clean and care for or simply not your taste. Sterling silver pieces require more care than your typical dishes and serveware. Silver cannot be put in the dishwasher and they must be polished often. If you inherited your silver pieces, it’s possible that you want to pass on those pieces to your loved ones or children, but think about it. If it’s impractical for you, it may be impractical for others for the same reasons. For this reason, selling sterling silver instead of hoarding it can be a smart and prudent option.
We Are Proud Silver Jewelry Buyers
In order to ensure you get the best value for your sterling silver jewelry or sterling silver flatware, you must confirm that your pieces are genuine sterling silver. There is a surprising amount of fake sterling silver in circulation, especially from foreign countries. The best way to confirm if your silver pieces are genuine is to check for a stamp on your items. Some jewelry pieces may be too small to stamp or it’s possible it was made in a country that doesn’t require stamping.
In these cases, an expert can help authenticate your jewelry pieces. For more information about our silver jewelry buyers, contact us! From there, we can set you up a free, no-obligation cash appraisal for your sterling silver items. Then, you will have a strong understanding of how much your jewelry and flatware is actually worth.
We will accept virtually any piece of real sterling silver, but if you are unsure what you may have, here are the most common sterling silver pieces we see in our store:
- Sterling silver forks
- Sterling Silver Spoons
- Sterling silver knives
- Sterling silver salt & pepper shakers
- Sterling silver serving trays
- Sterling silver plates
- Sterling silver platters
- Sterling teapots
- Sterling silver straws
- Sterling silver tongs
- Sterling silver souvenir spoons
I Don’t See My Items On the List. Can I Still Sell My Silver Items for Cash?
If you aren’t sure if your pieces are genuine silver or you did not see them on the above list, we still encourage you to bring your pieces to our shop! Stop by our local Quincy pawn shop with the sterling silver items you are interested in selling and we will provide you with a free estimate. If you aren’t local to Quincy, MA or the South Shore area, you can also request a free quote online. If you are pleased with our quote, it’s easy to safely send your sterling silver pieces to us by Fedex. Otherwise, you can come into our store during regular business hours or schedule a discreet private appointment. All of our quotes are entirely free to you and come with zero obligation to sell to us. We aim to make cash for silver an easy process. As such, you can even text or email us a picture of your item. Not totally sold on selling your sterling silver items? Consider a pawn-loan. Come check out the GoldPawnership method that we believe will forever alter the future of micro financing practices in the United States.
Get Cash for Your Silver Jewelry and Flatware
If you are considering selling your sterling silverware for money, look no further than The Jewelers and Loan Co.. We will walk you through the cash for silver process and discuss your options for pawning, if that is of interest to you. The process is fairly straightforward. Come into Quincy, MA, location or complete our online process. Here’s how it works:
1. Click “Start Pawn Now!” on our website.
Answer a few questions about your item and select the arrangement that best suits your needs. At our pawn shop, you can sell your items for cash or decide to secure a pawn-loan with your pieces as collateral.
2. Request Your Free No-Obligation Quote Today
After we receive your inquiry, one of our experts will carefully look over your request and reply to you promptly. All of our estimates are personalized and adjusted to the current silver spot price. If you have any specific questions about the process or you would like to speak to the owner, our local pawn shop’s owner is always available in person to discuss your unique situation.
3. Ship Your Items To Our Shop For Free
After you’ve received your free estimate and decided to move forward with selling your pieces, it’s easy to send your sterling silver to our shop for free. At the end of your online quote process, you will be able to select a Fedex prepaid shipping label. All of our Fedex shipments come complete with insurance so that you can have total peace of mind.
4. You’ll Receive Your Final Offer
Once we receive your pieces, we will officially appraise them based on the current silver spot price. After we have completed that process, one of our experts will email or call you directly with a final offer. This process can take moments at our brick and mortar locations.
5. We Will Get You Your Money Fast
If you are pleased with our final appraisal, we will get you your money fast. We can send a check, wire funds, or you can elect to pick up cash in person. At our sterling silver pawn shop, we prioritize customer convenience.
Identifying Silver Stamps and How to Tell If Your Piece Is Silver-Plated
Unfortunately, cash for silver services are limited to genuine silver pieces, which does not include silver-plated items. It’s all too common for people to visit our jewelry shop wanting to sell their silver jewelry for cash, but they’re unsure of its authenticity. To determine if a silvery piece is genuine sterling silver or simply silver-plated, it’s best to look for a silver plate mark.
Silver plate stamps are common on silver place settings, cutlery, and flatware. Some countries don’t require silver stamps, but many do, so it’s generally an easy process to determine if your item is silver-plated. Common silver-plate marks include:
- American Silver Plate
- Silver on Copper
- Quadruple Plate
- Triple Plate
- Fine Silver Plate
- Special Meta
At our Quincy, MA, pawn jewelry store, we take immense pride in our extensive knowledge of sterling silver. We place a high value on educating and informing our customers on the nuances of the industry and the best ways to maximize the money you receive in your cash for silver sale.
As a testament to our commitment to the silver industry and our expert knowledge of the history of silver, here’s a brief history of silver.
- It wasn’t until the 1906 Stamping Act that sterling silver became nationally regulated in the United States.
- Since 1906, it’s required for all items being sold as sterling silver to be stamped as such.
- Silver plated items must also be marked as such. Companies that use copper or pewter as their base metal with a thin coating of silver must be stamped “silver plate.” These items do not have much value.
It’s easy to make assumptions about your silvery jewelry, but just because an item is white metal doesn’t mean it’s genuine silver or solid silver. Common white metals that might be confused for silver can include:
- And other base metal combinations with a silver coating
Some people also erroneously assume that just because an item tarnishes that it must be genuine silver and thus it must also be worth money. Many people also assume that old, antique, or heirloom jewelry must also be genuine. However, age alone is not a good indicator of value. It’s especially common for old or antique items to give the appearance of silver, but without a silver stamp, it’s best to leave the identification to the experts.
Keep an eye out for the following stamps as they are indicators of real silver most of the time:
- Coin silver
On sterling silver flatware, it’s common to see a silver stamp in decimal form as .925.
Identifying Silver Stamps on Non-American and International Sterling Silver
More often than you might expect, customers come into our Quincy & Milton, MA, pawn shops with jewelry or sterling silver pieces from foreign countries. Don’t count yourself out of cash for silver just because you have international pieces. We are also delighted to accept sterling silver antiques, sterling silver flatware, tea sets, and sterling silver jewelry from all over the world.
If you know how to identify sterling silver pieces based on their silver stamps, you may find yourself confused when you come across international sterling silver pieces. For this reason, it’s a good idea to have your international sterling pieces inspected by an expert who is trained to identify international and antique silver stamps.
In general, you are typically looking for the number 925 stamped somewhere on a sterling silver piece. However, different countries have different standards and regulations for silver. To keep things simple, we have compiled a list of many of the common silver marks from around the world. Below are the common silver marks in Non-American countries:
- .1000- Japan
- .999- Fine silver, accepted by a member of the Hallmarking Convention, which includes: Austria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.
- .980- Mexico, a common standard of sterling silver in the 1930s
- .959- Czechoslovakia and Czech Republic
- .958- UK
- .950- France, Japan, U.S. (2nd half of the 19th century), Netherlands (until 1814), Switzerland, Italy, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary
- .948- Russia
- .940- Poland, Mexico
- .945- Austria, Germany, and Switzerland
- .934- Netherlands (common sterling silver standard until 1953)
- .930- Netherlands (in the 19th century), Germany, Israel, Palestine
- .925- the U.K., U.S. (sterling silver since 1870), Ireland, Denmark (since 1893), Netherlands, Israel. Today, this is seen as the “worldwide standard” for sterling silver.
- .916- Finland, Poland (after 1963), Portugal (after 1886), Russia, Romania, Spani (before 1934), Latvia
- .915- Spain (after 1934)
- .900- U.S. coin (before 1870), China, Argentina, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia, Japan, Egypt, Hungary, Lebanon, Turkey
- .875- Russia, Baltic States, Finland, Poland, Romania, Switzerland, Latvia
- .844- Denmark and Norway in the 18th century
- .840- Iran
- .835- Germany, Netherlands, Austria, Portugal, Belgium
- .833- Portugal (after 1886), Netherlands (until 195), Denmark (after 1800), Norway in the 18th century
- .830- Norway after 1892, Denmark after 1972, Sweden, Finland, Portugal
- .826- Denmark from 1893-1972, Norway before 1892
- .813- Germany and Finland
- .800- Germany, Italy, France, Japan, Romania, Turkey, Egypt, Lebanon Netherlands until 1814, Poland, Portugal, Switzerland, Spain, Argentina
- .750- Germany, Italy, Spain, Prussia, Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia, Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland, Romania
- .700- Lebanon
- .687- Germany
- .625- Germany
- .600- Egypt
Don’t hesitate to contact our team if you have any questions about international sterling silver pieces or are looking to authenticate your silver items, bring them into one of our local pawn shops for a free no-obligation quote.
What You Need to Know About Selling Sterling Silver Antiques and Tea Sets
We take pride in our standing as one of the leading silver experts in Milton, MA. As far as buying sterling silver antiques and flatware, we consider ourselves industry veterans. Genuine sterling silverware is rarer than many people think, and as such, it can hold a surprising amount of value. Even though people are used to seeing silver-colored items in a lot of home decor and silverware, a lot of these items are not pure sterling silver. In some cases, it’s possible that silver household items may be “coin silver” or only made with 80% or 90% silver. In these cases, stamps will denote the amount of pure silver in the pieces. In other cases, silver-colored household items may be silver plated.
If you are looking for a sterling silver appraisal, come into our Quincy or Milton, MA, store today for a sales or pawn quote.
Common Household Items That May Be Silver
Though it’s true that people who own authentic silverware are often left unaware of its value, sterling silver antiques in mint condition are actually harder to find than one might think. Because of this, this scarcity directly contributes to the value of complete silver sets.
In addition to buying your silver items for cash, we can pawn your items or exchange them for sterling silver antiques, platters, and tea sets, including the following:
- Sterling forks
- Hair brushes
- Spoons, knives
- Place settings
- Salt & pepper shakers
- Cream soup spoon
- Place soup spoon
- Hollow handle butter spreader
- Flat Handle Butter knife
- Cocktail Fork
- Ice tea spoon
- Bouillon Spoon
- Demitasse Spoon
- Ice cream fork
- Sterling butter pick
- Sterling gravy ladle
- Sterling silver pierced silver spoon
- Sterling meat fork
- Sugar spoon
- Sterling pickle fork
- Lemon fork
- Jelly server
- Pie server
- Sauce Ladle
- Sterling carving set
- The sterling baked potato fork
If you suspect you have authentic sterling silver home items in your possession, it’s always a good idea to have an understanding of its appraisal value, regardless of your willingness to sell. The process is simple. Visit us in person or start the process online to find out how much you can get for your sterling silver pieces.
Selling Sterling Silver: Frequently Asked Questions
We know that many individuals have questions about their selling sterling silver flatware, jewelry, and antiques. Most don’t realize they can sell their sterling silver flatware for cash. Our experienced sterling silverware buyers have detailed some of the most frequently asked questions about sterling silver as well as how to pawn, exchange, or get cash for pieces.
How Do I Get a Sterling Silver Appraisal?
If you are looking for an appraisal for your sterling silver flatware, come in and visit The Jewelers & Loan Co. right here in our convenient Quincy, MA, location. Text, call, or email us! Don’t live in Quincy? No problem! We can handle the entire process right online or through our GoldPawnerShip App that can be used across the United States. Just log in and tell us about your sterling silver pieces and we can help you!
What Are the Average Sterling Silver Flatware Prices?
This all depends on the current spot price of silver in the open market that day. Typically, full or mismatched sterling flatware sets or can go for $100 to $5,000 and up. However, the final price tag is dependent on the silver spot price, the items’ weight, and purity of the silver in question, along with the age and the silversmith who made it. Don’t be fooled by reality TV programs that show people finding rare silver pieces every episode!. The nice thing about sterling silver flatware pieces is that they tend to be quite heavy. The heavier the silver, the more valuable your silver piece will be worth. To get an idea of the current value of silver, take a look at our sterling.
I Want to Sell Old Silverware, But How Do I Tell If It Is Sterling Silver?
The safest way to tell if a piece is sterling silver is to look for a stamp that reads 925. Real sterling silver is comprised of 92.5% silver and 7.5% other metals, which is mostly copper. The stamp may also say that the piece is “real silver” or “fine silver.” However, some sterling silver pieces from certain countries may not require a stamp. Look for the “Sterling” stamp on silverware.
If the stamp has a 900 or 800 on it, it is only “coin silver.” You can test your piece with a magnet. Know that real silver will not strike strongly to a magnet.
My Sterling Silver Candlesticks are Extremely Heavy. How Much Cash Can I Get for Them?
The final value depends on the actual net-weight of your sterling silver candlesticks, as opposed to the gross weight. If you have sterling silver candlesticks you are looking to sell, our specialists will take the time to weigh each candlestick and compare it to the current market price of sterling silver so you can get the most cash possible for your pawn or sale. Often, sterling silver candlesticks are weighted with a substance like clay or sand, and may even read “weighted.” This may also occur with sterling silver candelabras and salt and pepper shakers that have glass or clay in them.
My Sterling Silver Knives are Old and Tarnished Like Silver. That Means They Must Be Real, Right?
Not necessarily. Just because your silverware looks like sterling silver, it doesn’t necessarily mean that your knives and flatware are made of real sterling silver. Real silver is supposed to tarnish, yet there are other metals that tarnish or give the appearance of tarnishing. The best way to tell if your flatware is real sterling silver is to look for a stamp on it. The stamp should say .925 to indicate that the piece is 92.5% silver and 7.5% other metals. If for whatever reason you can’t find the stamp, bring your piece into our pawn jewelry store and we can help identify your piece for you.
Sterling silver butter knives, sterling silver dinner knives, and sterling silver can openers are very well made and strong. In sterling knives, there are steel blades on the inside of the handles where the clay is glued, so that the thin silver is surrounded by clay. The steel rod connects to the stainless-steel cutting blade. Sterling knives have a silver handle, steel rod, and stainless-steel cutting blade.
Why Does My Silver Tarnish? It Must Be Real!
Sterling silver pieces tarnish because, in its purest form, silver is too soft to use for jewelry, cutlery, and other pieces, so copper is typically added to the silver to make it more durable. This is why real sterling silver is only made of 92.5% silver. Because sterling silver pieces need to be made with copper to withstand consistent use and wear, they will discolor. The copper discolors when exposed to certain compounds, the air, and even oils and chemicals on the skin. This is why real sterling silver rings may turn a finger a certain color.
Over a long enough period of time, any piece of sterling silver will darken or tarnish. A good way to prevent this from happening is to polish your sterling silver regularly to keep it looking its best.
What Are the Most Expensive Sterling Silver Brands?
If you have several silver pieces, there is no need to organize them before coming to our shop. We can offer a cash price to sell your items, or we can sort your items for a small fee. There are several famous sterling silver brands out there. If you desire to sell your sterling silver pieces, you can usually get a lot more money for designer brands. Below are some of the most popular brands on the market today:
- International Century
- Kirk Stieff
- Richard Dimes
- Gorham Sterling Silver
- Reed & Barton
- International Sterling
- W&D Graff
- Mount Vernon
- Roger Brothers
- Wallace Sterling Silver
- Lunt Sterling Silver
- Tiffany Silver
These brands have their own trademark and branding. You may notice their name and logo on a piece, which is an indicator that you are handling an authentic, name-brand sterling silver item.
If you have these brands, bring them down to our jewelry store to see just how much cash you can get for these unwanted items. If you are interested in selling sterling silver flatware, sterling silver tea sets, or any item you think is silver, come visit the sterling silver buyers here at the Jewelers & Loan Co.. We have years of experience identifying sterling silver hallmarks and silversmith manufacturers’ pictorial stamps. With our expertise, you can get the most for all of your sterling silver pieces.
Getting Cash for Your Sterling Silver Pieces
Here at the Jewelers & Loan Co., we pay cash and offer confidential and secure pawn loans for genuine sterling silverware, coin silverware, sterling silver spoons, and sterling silver hollowware in virtually any condition. Silver is easily imitated and often forged as white metal, meaning you will require a formal appraisal to determine if your piece is real sterling silver. To sell and get cash for your silver jewelry, including chains, necklaces, bracelets, pendants, rings, turn to our professional sterling silver appraisers!
If you live in Boston, Dorchester, Hingham, Randolph, Abington, Pembroke, Mattapan, Milton, Cohasset, Hanover, Hanson, Lower Mills, Quincy, Braintree, Weymouth, Rockland, Marshfield, Whitman, Plymouth County, or the surrounding South Shore area, visit our pawn shop today!
If you are sitting on a collection of unused flatware, antique silver tea sets or other silver pieces that don’t fit into your intended lifestyle, you can exchange, pawn, or sell your items for cash that will be of better use to you. Trust in the experts at The Jewelers & Loan Co. to appraise the most accurate valuation of your precious pieces. Schedule a private appointment to sell your Silver for Cash — Cash for Gold or Cash for Jewelry — today! At The Jewelers & Loan Co., we intend to be your one-stop pawn-shop. You name it, we buy it — we’re even Rolex watch buyers.
For more information, contact us today!