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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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Silver
May 25, 9:00 AM EDT
Silver
by Dovetail Auctions, LLC
Est: $5- $500
$758 Bids
Sterling Silver Lot
Jun 12, 6:00 PM EDT
Sterling Silver Lot
by Gary R. Wallace Auctioneers Inc.
Est: $0- $0
$2757 Bids
S.Kirk & Sons 197 Sterling Silver Repousse Compotes
Jun 01, 10:00 AM EDT
S.Kirk & Sons 197 Sterling Silver Repousse Compotes
by Mebane Antique Auction
Est: $100- $10,000
$1406 Bids
John Tanguy Philadelphia PA Coin Silver Holloware
May 31, 1:00 PM EDT
John Tanguy Philadelphia PA Coin Silver Holloware
by Mebane Antique Auction
Est: $100- $10,000
$1105 Bids
Group Of Vintage Sterling Silver Accessories
Jun 08, 11:00 AM EDT
Group Of Vintage Sterling Silver Accessories
by Gulfcoast Coin and Jewelry
Est: $350- $400
$435 Bids
Rare 1930s Sterling Silver Asprey Gold Inlay Cigar Humidor for Tyrant Yacht Ship w/ Provenance
Jun 15, 12:00 PM EDT
Rare 1930s Sterling Silver Asprey Gold Inlay Cigar Humidor for Tyrant Yacht Ship w/ Provenance
by Hess Fine Art
Est: $10,000- $15,000
$604 Bids
CIGARETTE and CARD HOLDERS
Jun 09, 10:30 AM EDT
CIGARETTE and CARD HOLDERS
by Farrin's country Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$703 Bids
Vintage Sterling Silver Figural Cherub Bell 93.32g
May 27, 5:00 PM EDT
Vintage Sterling Silver Figural Cherub Bell 93.32g
by One Source Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$303 Bids
ANTIQUE S. KIRK & SON INC. STERLING SAUCE BOAT.
May 29, 10:00 AM EDT
ANTIQUE S. KIRK & SON INC. STERLING SAUCE BOAT.
by William Smith Auctions
Est: $500- $800
$2752 Bids
Antique & Vintage Sterling Silver Whiskey Jiggers
May 25, 10:00 AM EDT
Antique & Vintage Sterling Silver Whiskey Jiggers
by Wooten & Wooten Auctioneers
Est: $300- $500
$1752 Bids
Antique Sterling Silver Baltimore Repousse Estate Collection
Jun 01, 10:00 AM EDT
Antique Sterling Silver Baltimore Repousse Estate Collection
by Mebane Antique Auction
Est: $100- $10,000
$552 Bids
MAGNUS STEPHENSEN POUR GEORG JENSEN
Jun 03, 3:00 PM CEST
MAGNUS STEPHENSEN POUR GEORG JENSEN
by Tajan
Est: €1,200- €1,500
€1,0002 Bids
Bottle holder, around 1900, Art Nouveau, 925 sterling
May 25, 11:00 AM CEST
Bottle holder, around 1900, Art Nouveau, 925 sterling
by Henry's Auktionshaus
Est: €280- €500
€2802 Bids
Antique Sterling Silver Napkin Ring 38pc LOT 915g.
May 29, 12:00 PM EDT
Antique Sterling Silver Napkin Ring 38pc LOT 915g.
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$752 Bids
3 DEKORATIVE SILBERLÖFFEL.
Jun 12, 1:00 PM CEST
3 DEKORATIVE SILBERLÖFFEL.
by Auktionshaus Wendl
Est: €0- €0
€802 Bids
Gorham Sterling Silver Hot Water Pot
May 30, 10:00 AM EDT
Gorham Sterling Silver Hot Water Pot
by Nye & Company
Est: $50- $25,000
$252 Bids
Vintage Deco Sterling Silver Table or Cabinet Ware
May 25, 10:00 AM EDT
Vintage Deco Sterling Silver Table or Cabinet Ware
by Wooten & Wooten Auctioneers
Est: $200- $300
$1002 Bids
Hand & Crane Sterling Silver Vtg Lidded Vessel
Jun 12, 10:00 AM EDT
Hand & Crane Sterling Silver Vtg Lidded Vessel
by The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc.
Est: $50- $150
$12 Bids
ITALIAN BUCCELLATI STERLING SILVER SEA CENTERPIECE
Jun 09, 10:00 AM CDT
ITALIAN BUCCELLATI STERLING SILVER SEA CENTERPIECE
by Austin Auction Gallery
Est: $800- $1,500
$6002 Bids
Gorham Medallion Sterling Silver Crumber
May 30, 12:00 PM EDT
Gorham Medallion Sterling Silver Crumber
by Cottone Auctions
Est: $100- $200
$501 Bid
S. Kirk And Son Solid Sterling Silver Miniature Figural Dogs
May 31, 1:00 PM EDT
S. Kirk And Son Solid Sterling Silver Miniature Figural Dogs
by Mebane Antique Auction
Est: $100- $10,000
$501 Bid

Sellers Who Sell Sterling Silver - General


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