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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 MARIO BUCCELLATI STERLING SILVER WATER OX, MARKED, MILAN,
Oct 01, 9:00 AM CDT
A MARIO BUCCELLATI STERLING SILVER WATER OX, MARKED, MILAN,
by Simpson Galleries, LLC
Est: $2,000- $3,000
$3,0009 Bids
Vintage Sterling Silver Japan Miniature Multi Tool
Oct 06, 11:00 AM EDT
Vintage Sterling Silver Japan Miniature Multi Tool
by Vintage Auctions Online
Est: $70- $100
$217 Bids
A varied group of sterling silver items, early 20th century and later
Oct 02, 12:00 PM AEDT
A varied group of sterling silver items, early 20th century and later
by Gibson's Auctions
Est: AUD150- AUD200
AUD1805 Bids
B&M Sterling Silver Jigger, 2.4 ozt
Oct 04, 10:00 AM EDT
B&M Sterling Silver Jigger, 2.4 ozt
by Weschler's
Est: $30- $50
$605 Bids
Collection of Tiffany & Co. and Other Sterling Silver Table Articles
Oct 04, 10:00 AM EDT
Collection of Tiffany & Co. and Other Sterling Silver Table Articles
by Weschler's
Est: $100- $200
$605 Bids
Mexican Sterling Silver Dinner Bell By F. Ramirez, 3 ozt
Oct 04, 10:00 AM EDT
Mexican Sterling Silver Dinner Bell By F. Ramirez, 3 ozt
by Weschler's
Est: $40- $60
$455 Bids
Sterling Silver Mounted Wood Mustard Jar and Spoon
Oct 04, 10:00 AM EDT
Sterling Silver Mounted Wood Mustard Jar and Spoon
by Weschler's
Est: $20- $40
$304 Bids
Pair of Trade Silver Gorgets
Oct 22, 9:00 AM EDT
Pair of Trade Silver Gorgets
by Old Barn Auction
Est: $40- $1,000
$1253 Bids
Sterling Silver Pincushion by The Merrill Shops
Oct 04, 10:00 AM EDT
Sterling Silver Pincushion by The Merrill Shops
by Weschler's
Est: $20- $40
$153 Bids
Sterling Charm Bracelet, Inlayed Ring, Cuff Bracelet
Oct 03, 5:00 PM MST
Sterling Charm Bracelet, Inlayed Ring, Cuff Bracelet
by R & R Auction INC
Est: $0- $0
$203 Bids
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STERLING. Grouping of Sterling Baltimore Style
Oct 02, 10:00 AM EDT
STERLING. Grouping of Sterling Baltimore Style
by Clarke Auction Gallery
Est: $600- $900
$4003 Bids
BUCCELLATI SET (12PC) OF SOLID 925 SILVER TABLE DECORATIONS
Oct 16, 11:00 AM CEST
BUCCELLATI SET (12PC) OF SOLID 925 SILVER TABLE DECORATIONS
by Goldfield Auction
Est: €800- €1,500
€8513 Bids
A various collection of silver objects, H 2,3 - 7,5 cm, total weight: ca 919 g
Oct 04, 10:00 AM CEST
A various collection of silver objects, H 2,3 - 7,5 cm, total weight: ca 919 g
by Carlo Bonte Auctions
Est: €300- €400
€3003 Bids
TIFFANY&CO. Vintage Sterling Sea Shell, 22369
Oct 19, 10:00 AM EDT
TIFFANY&CO. Vintage Sterling Sea Shell, 22369
by The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc.
Est: $50- $150
$152 Bids
GIULIANI TIFFANY & CO BOOKMARK STERLING SILVER NYC
Oct 02, 10:00 AM EDT
GIULIANI TIFFANY & CO BOOKMARK STERLING SILVER NYC
by Imperial Auction
Est: $100- $200
$202 Bids
Vintage sterling German tea strainer with steeper
Oct 02, 10:00 AM CDT
Vintage sterling German tea strainer with steeper
by Thriftiques of Iowa
Est: $10- $1,000
$112 Bids
New York sterling silver centerpiece
Oct 07, 9:00 AM EDT
New York sterling silver centerpiece
by Pook & Pook Inc.
Est: $1,500- $2,500
$8002 Bids
Tiffany & Co. 925 Sterling Silver Card Holder Case
Oct 11, 12:00 PM EDT
Tiffany & Co. 925 Sterling Silver Card Holder Case
by Akiba Antiques
Est: $25- $200
$502 Bids
Mexican Gold Mounted Sterling Silver Case, 3.8 ozt
Oct 04, 10:00 AM EDT
Mexican Gold Mounted Sterling Silver Case, 3.8 ozt
by Weschler's
Est: $40- $80
$302 Bids
925 Jewelry Lot W/Necklaces, Rings, Bracelets
Oct 03, 5:00 PM MST
925 Jewelry Lot W/Necklaces, Rings, Bracelets
by R & R Auction INC
Est: $0- $0
$102 Bids
2-piece lot miniatures silver.
Oct 11, 10:00 AM CEST
2-piece lot miniatures silver.
by Veilinghuis de Ruiter
Est: €35- €75
€351 Bid
Antique English sterling children rattler
Oct 05, 2:00 PM PDT
Antique English sterling children rattler
by International Auction Gallery
Est: $50- $100
$201 Bid
A 1920's silver caster by Wolfers Frères (1925-1929), 800/000, H 19 cm, weight: ca 153 g
Oct 06, 2:00 PM CEST
A 1920's silver caster by Wolfers Frères (1925-1929), 800/000, H 19 cm, weight: ca 153 g
by Carlo Bonte Auctions
Est: €200- €400
€1001 Bid
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ANTIQUE MIXED STERLING ASSORTED ITEMS - LOT OF 9
Oct 08, 2:00 PM EDT
ANTIQUE MIXED STERLING ASSORTED ITEMS - LOT OF 9
by Florida Estate Sales Inc.
Est: $100- $10,000
$101 Bid

Sellers Who Sell Sterling Silver - General


Veilinghuis Van Spengen

Veilinghuis Van Spengen

Veilinghuis de Ruiter

Veilinghuis de Ruiter

Zorrilla Subastas

Zorrilla Subastas

Twents Veilinghuis

Twents Veilinghuis