Silver & Flatware

Sell your sterling silver flatware, as well as other silver pieces, such as silver coins, silver bullion, and silver jewelry, to the experienced silver buyers at Precious Elements for top dollar. New or used, antiques or heirlooms, complete sets or individual pieces, we buy all types of silverware and flatware in any condition. Thanks to our unique business model, we are able to offer unmatched prices and same-day payment for sterling silver knives, forks, and spoons. We also buy antique and designer sterling silverware.

If you are looking for the leading place to sell silver, flatware and cutlery online, contact Precious Elements and discover why we are one of the premier silver buyers in the USA. There is no risk, no fee, and no obligation when receiving a cash offer for your sterling silverware. Contact Precious Elements now, learn how much your collection is worth, and get cash for silverware fast.

If you live in Phoenix, Chandler, Gilbert, Scottsdale, Mesa, or Glendale AZ, come visit our Arizona location, or if you live near Murphy, Plano, Richardson, Sachse, Wylie, Allen, or Garland TX, come visit our Texas location!

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Plated Products vs. Sterling Silver Flatware

Not all silverware is created equal, nor is every knife, fork, or spoon in your silverware drawer valuable. In-person and online silver buyers are more interested in sterling silver cutlery and flatware than silver-plated items. This is because the base of plated silverware is made from a different metal, such as copper or nickel, and coated with silver. There is not enough silver content on plated flatware to have melt value, and it can be difficult (if not impossible) to separate the silver content from the base. 

Determining whether you have plated or sterling silver items is the first step to figuring out how much your collection is worth. Fortunately, it is typically very easy telling the difference between real silverware and plated knives, spoons, and forks. 

The first way to determine what you have is to look for markings on the individual pieces. Plated items are typically marked with hallmarks such as “silver plate,” “plated”, “EP” (electroplated), or “EPNS” (electroplated nickel silver). Sterling silver flatware is virtually always marked as such, including hallmarks such as “sterling,” “ster,” or “925” (referring to the 92.5% concentration of silver that is required to be considered sterling).  There are also other items that could be marked other purities such as .999 (pure) , .950 ( mostly Asian silverware) , .900 ( U.S. coined silver) , .800 and .830 (European Silver), and other lower purity forms.

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How Much are My Valuables Worth?

If you have been researching how much your silverware is worth, you have probably figured out by now that it is difficult to say exactly how much you can expect to receive for your collection. There are multiple factors that determine the cash price—unfortunately, some buyers with less experience may only consider the melt price when valuating your set. At Precious Elements, we take our time properly identifying, evaluating, and appraising each item in your silverware collection to ensure that you get highest dollar and not a penny less.

Spot Price of Silver

Typically, the most important factor that will determine the value of your silver bars, silver coins, or sterling silverware set is the current market price. Similar to stocks, the current spot price is constantly shifting up and down, so your items may be worth more or less tomorrow than they are today depending on where the spot price / market price is when you decide to sell. 

When looking at the spot price, keep in mind that the silver price most commonly reported is for pure silver (99.9% fine silver), so you cannot expect to receive as much for sterling silverware as it is only 92.5% pure. Still, looking at the current price can give you an idea of what your collection is worth. The best way to find out, of course, is to request a free valuation and cash offer from Precious Elements. 

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Rarity or History 

Although most sterling silverware is bought for its melt value, certain items or collections may be worth more if they are exceptionally rare or have a unique, documented history. If you have a collection of antique sterling silverware, contact Precious Elements for an in-depth appraisal that will make sure you get top dollar for what you have. Our team of experts will consider the rarity and history of antique cutlery and flatware to determine whether your collection is worth more than the melt value.

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Antique silverware or family heirloom sets may also be more valuable depending on the designer. Genuine luxury silverware almost always includes the designer’s unique “maker’s mark” so it can be easily identified. Some designer silverware may be worth hundreds or even thousands of dollars more than their melt value, so it is important to get a valuation from a trustworthy silver dealer that will tell you exactly what you have and exactly what it is worth. If you have valuable designer silverware to sell, contact Precious Elements to make sure you get top dollar for your set.

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Why Sell to
Our Silver Buyers?

With so many online dealers and jewelry stores, and a pawn shop every few miles, there is no shortage of places where you can sell silver items. So, why should you sell to Precious Elements? We’re glad you asked, and we’re happy to explain some of the reasons why so many people trust their valuables to our professional buyers:

  1. Best prices

    Precious Elements offers unbeatable prices for a wide variety of valuables thanks to our unique business model. As a family-owned business, we do not have any outside investors, shareholders, or interest groups dictating the amount we can offer. And due to our large network of wholesale and retail purchasers, we can offer our customers the highest payout.

  2. No-risk, no-fee valuation

    Precious Elements makes it easy to see an accurate, fair price for your valuables. We offer a no-cost, no-obligation valuation, which means there is absolutely no risk to have us appraise your silverware collection. Other buyers may charge administration fees, appraisal fees, shipping and handling fees, and other additional fees. At Precious Elements, our goal is making sure you are 100% confident with our cash offer, which is why we provide free valuations and will even send back your valuables free of charge if you don’t accept our offer.

  3. Sell to expert silver buyers

    Although anyone can look at the market price and provide a cash offer for sterling silverware, Precious Elements goes above and beyond making sure that you are getting every penny your collection is worth. This is extremely important if you have collectible coins or antique / designer silverware. By selling rare or luxury silverware to less knowledgeable purchasers, you run the risk of selling yourself short by accepting a cash offer that is in fact lower than the actual value of your set. When you sell silver at Precious Elements, we promise to tell you exactly what you have and pay you exactly what it is worth. 



If you are looking for a silver buyer you can trust—and want to receive the highest payout — consider selling to Precious Elements.


Sell Silver in Three Easy Steps

As easy as 1-2-3

  1. Contact us.

    The first step to selling your valuables is to start a conversation. Contact Precious Elements online or give us a call to speak with one of our experts and begin the valuation process. Don't worry, it's fast and easy, and we make sure you feel comfortable throughout the entire process. If you live in Phoenix, Chandler, Glendale, Mesa, Gilbert, Scottsdale AZ, or anywhere else in Arizona, you can bring your valuables to one of our locations in Phoenix or Chandler for an in-person estimate and cash offer. If you live near Murphy, Plano, Richardson, Sachse, Wylie, Allen, or Garland TX, we also have a Texas location! If you have any other valuables you want to sell, we can provide a highly-competitive offer for them as well, because we are also one of the most experienced and reputable buyers of a variety of other valuables and precious metals, including: loose diamonds and diamond jewelry, platinum, gold jewelry and gold coins, and more!

  2. Send us your item(s) from anywhere.

    The next step is to send us your valuables so we can make a final decision on the worth of your items. After we perform a hands-on inspection and evaluation, we will offer fair market price for your set based on our findings. We are 100% honest and transparent during our evaluations, so you will know exactly what you have so you can be confident that you are getting top dollar before you sell silver for cash.

  3. Receive your payment.

    If you accept the offer, you will be sent your money the same business day via your preferred payment method. If you are not satisfied for any reasons, we will ship back your valuables free of charge. We aim for 100% customer satisfaction and exceptional service, and that means no games or gimmicks when you sell silver online or in-person. 

There is no risk or obligation to receive a free valuation from Precious Elements. If you have any questions or would like to request a free estimate, chat with us online, give us a call, or visit us for an in-person valuation. No more wasting time and money on the confusing and complicated process of finding where to sell silver online; Contact Precious Elements and turn your valuables into money today!

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