Although there are many types of desirable antiques and precious metals on the market, Tiffany Silver is undoubtedly one of the most coveted kinds. But what exactly is this type of silver and why is it so in-demand? Let's take a closer look.
What is Tiffany Silver?
If you're a fan of Audrey Hepburn, classic New York City institutions, or fine jewelry, you're probably familiar with Tiffany and Co. Tiffany has been around since 1837 and was originally a store for stationary and other fancy goods. Since then, it's evolved into one of the most well-known silver purveyors around.
Tiffany Sterling refers to holloware, flatware, and all kinds of sterling silver goods made by Tiffany and Co. While most 19th and 20th century sterling silver items are marked with the number "925," Tiffany and Co. was actually responsible for popularizing the use of that standard in the United States. It's considered to be one of the most sought-after types of silver around.
Is This Sterling Silver Valuable?
Absolutely. Tiffany products are often among the most highly prized antique sterling silver goods. Silver dealers have been known to sell flatware sets, jewelry, platters, vases, and all kinds of items bearing the Tiffany stamp of approval for several thousand dollars (and sometimes more). Tiffany even made a sterling silver coffee can that sold for $1,500. Whether they're newly made or from the early 1900s, this type of silver is among the best of the best -- and tends to fetch a good price, as long as it's in good condition.
How Do I Sell My Silver?
There are many people who are interested in selling or buying Tiffany Silver. Typically, it's a good idea to work with a reputable antique or silver buyer to assess the value of a given piece and to ensure you're getting a fair price for your valuables.
At Nelson and Nelson, we make it easy for you to sell your Tiffany Sterling and other antique sterling silver pieces through appointment or email. With over 40 years in the business, we know our silver. And because we vow never to scrap silver, you can sell your silver with the peace of mind that it will soon find a loving home. For more information, please contact us today.