We accept anything that is pure silver or sterling silver.

However, we do not buy silver plated items since they are too expensive to refine.

Sterling Silver vs. Pure Silver –Pure silver, also called fine silver has actual silver content 99.9% and because of its high purity and softness it is often mixed with other metals for jewellery. Due to this fact, pure silver is typically found in form of bars or coins. Sterling silver is an alloy created by adding copper to pure silver in order to make the resulting compound more durable and harder. Most commonly, sterling silver has a purity of 92.5%, which means that 7.5% of the alloy is made of copper or another metal such as nickel or zinc. So, the main difference between the two is that sterling silver is more durable, more prone to tarnishing and harder which makes it better to use for any type of jewellery.

Alloys - An alloy is a mixture of a metal with at least one other metal or nonmetal which results in a stronger and harder combination. So, sterling silver is an alloy made to be stronger by adding copper to silver.

Some types of silver items we buy are:

Flatware Bars
Serving plates Coins
Jewelry Antique pieces
 

Popular silver brands:

Alvin Amston
Blackinton Concord
Richard Dimes Dominick & Haff and Others
Durgin Easterling
Gorham Graff
Howard Stieff
Knowles Merrimac