Silver Jewelry

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Listed on this page are antique, vintage, and contemporary silver jewelry pieces for sale including items made from sterling and coin silver.In the United States today, any piece of jewelry that is only 90 percent silver may be sold as silver. This 90% silver is also called coin silver because prior to 1964, US coins above 10 cents in value were made of 90% silver, and these coins were often melted into flatware and jewelry. Old flatware is often marked “coin,” and jewelry piece marked 900 (=900 parts per thousand). Some very old European jewelry piece may be marked "800," "830," or some other value that represents the coin silver purity in that country. If a piece is 92.5% pure, it is called sterling silver, and marked "sterling", "sterl," or "925," which was the silver purity of British coins.” Pieces made in Britain have hallmarks identifying the date and location of manufacture. Some sterling is gold plated when made, and these pieces are marked vermeil (pronounced ver-may’).

In the US, some of the most collectible types of silver jewelry include southwestern Native American Indian jewelry, especially pieces that date before 1920. Mexican silver from the silver-mining center of Taxco (typically marked T-## for the manufacturer, or simply "Taxco"), Art deco period pieces, such as those made by Otis, and silver jewelry from great American jewelry companies like Tiffany.

Often, sterling jewelry pieces have a maker mark (initials or symbol). Identifying these marks can be a challenge if it was made by a small jewelry company or a custom made piece, however, there is now a lot of information available on the internet that will help identify most marks.

1930s Deco Otis Sterling and Rhinestone Ruby and Diamond 6.25

1930s Deco Otis Sterling and Rhinestone Ruby and Diamond 6.25

This is a superb looking Sterling rhinestone bracelet made by the Otis Jewelry Company of Providence Rhode Island. It has glass stones meant to...
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Silpada We are the Children Sterling Silver Brooch Pin Boy Girl

Silpada We are the Children Sterling Silver Brooch Pin Boy Girl

This is an nicely made solid sterling pin made by the Silpada Jewelry Company. It features children standing hand to hand, boy girl boy girl. It...
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Sterling Garnet Charm Strawberry Margarita Daiquiri Glass

Sterling Garnet Charm Strawberry Margarita Daiquiri Glass

This is a sterling silver charm or pendant in the form of a glass of strawberry margarita or daiquiri. It is marked 925 on the back and features a...
$8.99
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Sterling Initial Letter K Pendant and Brooch Pin, Vintage

Sterling Initial Letter K Pendant and Brooch Pin, Vintage

This is a well-made vintage sterling silver Letter K initial Brooch or Pin that doubles as a pendant as illustrated by the loop on the back. It is a...
$12.99
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Vintage Beau Sterling Silver Trumpet Pin 63 mm

Vintage Beau Sterling Silver Trumpet Pin 63 mm

This vintage sterling silver (0.925) pin or brooch is in the form of a trumpet pin. It is marked "Beau Sterling" and dates to the 1960's. It weighs...
$14.99
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Vintage Pin Carl Art Sterling Silver Bow blue topaz Rhinestones

Vintage Pin Carl Art Sterling Silver Bow blue topaz Rhinestones

This is a well-crafted sterling silver and rhinestone brooch or pin, made by the Carl Art jewelry company of Providence Rhode Island. It is a pierced...
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Vintage Solid Sterling Fan Brooch Pin by Jewel Art, 5 grams

Vintage Solid Sterling Fan Brooch Pin by Jewel Art, 5 grams

This is a nice looking vintage solid sterling pin made by the JewelArt company of Providence, RI, in the shape of a fan. The metal disk on the back...
$27.99
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