Sell Silver in Houston, TX
How to Sell Silver
If you need extra money quickly, or if you have inherited a lot of silver jewelry pieces and they aren’t really your style, you might look into how to sell silver in Houston, TX. At Houston Jewelry Buyers, we make it as easy as possible for you to sell silver coins and jewelry or get it appraised to sell at a later time. We buy a wide range of different types of silver jewelry, including fine jewelry and vintage and contemporary pieces, as well as silver coins and bars. We have over 40 years of experience in the industry and are a trusted name in the community. While we don’t buy or sell silver online, we have streamlined our in-store process so that it is stress-free and seamless. Call us today or contact us online to learn more about how and where to sell silver for the best deal.
Where to Sell Silver for the Best Price
When you’re trying to find out where to sell silver jewelry or other items, it’s important to do your research to make sure you don’t get ripped off. Many places that claim they allow you to sell silver online are actually scams. You want to make sure you check the website and social media pages for any company that says it buys silver jewelry or pays cash for silver. Look at customer reviews, see how long they have been in business, and find out if they offer appraisals. Getting an appraisal from a reputable source will protect you from selling silver for less than its worth or getting ripped off. There are a few different types of places you can sell silver jewelry in Houston, but the best one for you may depend on the type of silver you’re selling and how fast you want to sell:
- Selling Silver Online – Trying to sell silver online through eBay or Craigslist can put you at risk of a scam or even a robbery.
- Silver Refinery – Selling at a refinery means your silver jewelry will be melted down to scrap, and you may not get a very good price.
- Large Silver Retailers – Huge retailers often also don’t offer the best price when they buy silver jewelry, as they have more overstock and higher overhead.
- Local Silver & Jewelry Buyers – Your best bet is to choose a local silver and jewelry buyer. They likely have years of experience working with the community and will offer you a fair price compared to huge retailers or chains.
How Much Is My Silver Worth?
The best way to find out how much your silver is worth is to have it appraised by an expert. Our team offers expert, reliable jewelry appraisal. We will make sure your silver is authentic and tell you the total silver value of each piece. Knowing the value of your silver will prevent you from getting scammed or ripped off, or trusting the buyer to give you an accurate value. The worth of silver jewelry depends on the current worth of the raw material, as well as the piece’s condition, the brand, and its brand value, the overall design of the piece, and how well it was made and cared for. Silver jewelry that is damaged or improperly cleaned and maintained will not be as valuable as a piece that was lovingly cared for over the years. Antique silver jewelry and jewelry from fine jewelry brands like Tiffany will often be worth more than jewelry that was mass-produced. Call us today to schedule a silver appraisal for silver resale, insurance purposes, or estate planning purposes.
Examples of Valuable Silver Jewelry Items
Silver hallmarks are one of the most useful factors in identifying the value of silver jewelry. The silver hallmark is the small, stamped symbol or symbols on the back or underside of the piece. Our silver appraisers can use these symbols to identify or verify the manufacturer, purity, and date of the silver piece. The symbols may be small pictures, letters, numbers, words, or names. They typically require a small magnifying glass to identify properly. You may find the silver hallmark on the back of pendants and pins, inside rings and bracelets, or near the clasp on a metal tag on necklaces. The most common marks you’ll see are 925, 925/100, and 92.5%. These marks all mean that the jewelry is 92.5% sterling silver. Fine silver, which is worth more, will say .999 or 99.9%. A lion symbol means the piece was made in England; a harpist means Ireland; a thistle means Scotland. If you see ‘silverplate,’ it means the piece is only silver-plated. If you see ‘nickel silver’ or ‘German silver,’ the piece is not real silver. Some examples of high-value silver jewelry makers include:
- Tiffany & Co
- Coco Chanel
- Miriam Haskell
- Harrice Simons Miller
- Stanley Hagler
- Kenneth J Lane
- Fred A Block
- Harry Winston
- De Beers
- Van Cleef and Arpels
- David Yurman
- Oscar Massin
How to Test Silver at Home
You can test silver at home by using an at-home nitric acid test. Put a few drops of nitric acid on the silver, and the acid will change color:
- Cream – 90-100% silver
- Gray – 80% silver
- Green – Less than 75% silver
- Black – Not silver
Why Choose Houston Jewelry Buyers
At Houston Jewelry Buyers, we’re a local, family-owned and operated jewelry buyer that has been serving the community for 53 years. We have built a reputation for fair prices, accurate appraisals, and a collection of the finest silver jewelry and watches for sale in the area. We specialize in appraising and buying fine jewelry, diamonds, silver, gold, watches, and engagement rings. We use a highly reliable process for identifying the full value of silver jewelry and our appraisals are diligent and thorough. All of our transactions are safe, secure, and confidential. Our friendly & knowledgeable staff makes the entire experience comfortable and profitable for everyone involved.
Call Us Today to Sell Silver Jewelry
If you have been Googling, ‘Where can I sell my silver in Houston, TX?’ come see us at Houston Jewelry Buyers. We have a stellar reputation in the community for providing honest appraisals and fair prices for silver jewelry and watches. We accept walk-in appointments, or you can call or email us to set up an appointment to sell silver jewelry or sell silver coins. You can also request a quote for the value of your silver jewelry through our website.
Why Choose Us?
- FREE Appraisals
- On-Site 24HR Security
- Repairs While You Wait!
- In-Store Fine Watch & Clock Center
- Family Owned & Operated Since 1967