Sterling Silver - General

Sterling silver is treasured among designers for its malleability and affordability as a medium, and among collectors for its beauty as a material in jewelry, flatware, and household items. Sterling silver consists of 92.5% pure silver and 7.5% alloy metal, typically copper. An item must contain this percentage of silver in order to be legally considered solid or sterling silver by the U.S. government, and will typically be stamped with either .925 or 925, signifying this level of purity.

Sterling silver is used in the construction of hollowware, flatware and silver jewelry. Since time immemorial, humans have treasured silver with its white radiance reminiscent of the moon's luminescence. The earliest silver treasures date back to around 3,100 B.C. when ambassadors from Crete presented Egyptian rulers with silver vases.

Today, sterling silver is used in the construction of tie bars, belt buckles, and I.D. bracelets for men, jewelry and makeup brushes for women, and rattles and teething rings for infants. Sterling silver remains a popular choice for the body, as well as the home, among people of all ages and nationalities.

Recommended Items at Auction

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A Paul Storr George III Silver Cloche
Oct 18, 10:00 AM CDT
A Paul Storr George III Silver Cloche
by Hindman
Est: $3,000- $5,000
$6009 Bids
Handmade sterling silver dish in the form of a palm frond, 28.50 cm. (11.22 in.)
Oct 18, 7:00 PM AEDT
Handmade sterling silver dish in the form of a palm frond, 28.50 cm. (11.22 in.)
by Bargain Hunt Auctions
Est: AUD0- AUD0
AUD1607 Bids
Large Group of Sterling Silver Miscellaneous Items
Oct 24, 6:00 PM EDT
Large Group of Sterling Silver Miscellaneous Items
by Caswell Prewitt Realty, INC
Est: $0- $0
$2107 Bids
Sterling Silver SABRA Blessed Bread Knife, Hebrew
Oct 20, 10:00 AM EDT
Sterling Silver SABRA Blessed Bread Knife, Hebrew
by The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc
Est: $100- $200
$606 Bids
Lot 2 TIFFANY & CO Sterling Silver Spoons
Oct 20, 10:00 AM EDT
Lot 2 TIFFANY & CO Sterling Silver Spoons
by The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc
Est: $50- $100
$1005 Bids
Sterling Silver Bread Basket
Oct 20, 10:00 AM EDT
Sterling Silver Bread Basket
by The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc
Est: $20- $100
$605 Bids
Six Pieces of Sterling Silver
Oct 24, 6:00 PM EDT
Six Pieces of Sterling Silver
by Caswell Prewitt Realty, INC
Est: $0- $0
$1605 Bids
A Buccellati Silver Pumpkin Form Covered Jar
Oct 18, 10:00 AM CDT
A Buccellati Silver Pumpkin Form Covered Jar
by Hindman
Est: $600- $800
$4505 Bids
An Gorham Silver Terrapin Soup Ladle
Oct 18, 10:00 AM CDT
An Gorham Silver Terrapin Soup Ladle
by Hindman
Est: $300- $500
$2755 Bids
Sterling Silver Filigree Business Card Case
Oct 28, 12:00 PM EDT
Sterling Silver Filigree Business Card Case
by Akiba Antiques
Est: $100- $1,000
$1605 Bids
STERLING SILVER WEIGHTED LION
Oct 17, 5:00 PM EDT
STERLING SILVER WEIGHTED LION
by Puckett Auctions
Est: $250- $2,500
$1105 Bids
A Henning Koppel for Georg Jensen Silver Covered Serving Dish
Oct 18, 10:00 AM CDT
A Henning Koppel for Georg Jensen Silver Covered Serving Dish
by Hindman
Est: $1,500- $2,500
$7504 Bids
Two Continental Silver-Gilt Pomanders
Oct 21, 10:00 AM EDT
Two Continental Silver-Gilt Pomanders
by Stair
Est: $700- $900
$6004 Bids
A Dutch Silver-Gilt Tea Caddy
Oct 18, 10:00 AM CDT
A Dutch Silver-Gilt Tea Caddy
by Hindman
Est: $1,000- $2,000
$2254 Bids
Set of 4 Lebolt Sterling Silver Match Box Holders
Oct 20, 10:00 AM EDT
Set of 4 Lebolt Sterling Silver Match Box Holders
by The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc
Est: $50- $150
$153 Bids
45 Sterling Christmas Ornaments by Tiffany, Reed & Barton, Towle
Oct 23, 9:00 AM EDT
45 Sterling Christmas Ornaments by Tiffany, Reed & Barton, Towle
by Case Antiques, Inc. Auctions & Appraisals
Est: $600- $700
$3753 Bids
Seven Mexican Silver Bonbonnieres
Oct 18, 10:00 AM CDT
Seven Mexican Silver Bonbonnieres
by Hindman
Est: $300- $500
$1253 Bids
A carved and repousse' silver enameled betel leaf holder with openwork design of floral vine scrolls
Oct 17, 6:00 PM ICT
A carved and repousse' silver enameled betel leaf holder with openwork design of floral vine scrolls
by RCB Auctions
Est: ฿10,000- ฿15,000
฿5,0003 Bids
Two Henning Koppel for Georg Jensen Silver Bonbonnières
Oct 18, 10:00 AM CDT
Two Henning Koppel for Georg Jensen Silver Bonbonnières
by Hindman
Est: $500- $700
$3253 Bids

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