Sterling Silver Jewelry
Silver is a metallic element which, like gold, is soft when in its purest form.
When pure silver is made into jewelry or ornaments, to prevent bending, breaking or stretching, it’s mixed with alloy in order to retain the shape. Copper is a popular alloy that is often mixed with silver, creating what is known as sterling silver.
Checking for markings on a silver item will be the easiest method of determining if the piece is silver and the level of purity; although, the markings can be sometimes hard to locate or read. A magnifying glass will make reading hallmarks much easier.
If you are unable to locate any markings, or if your item is stamped with EP, EPNS, Silver on Copper, etc, your item may be silver plated. If its not genuine silver, unfortunately, it doesn’t have any value as a precious metal. Silver plate may look beautiful, but it does not have the value of the element itself.
One of the most difficult steps when selling sterling silver is to find a reliable company who will purchase your pieces at a high rate. She Money Pawn is happy to make you an offer based on the value of your silver jewelry. we offer you a price that is based on the market value so you will know you got the full value of your piece.