Oakton Coins buys all forms of silver from Chicago.
When it comes to selling your old silver jewelry in the Chicago area, it’s always wise to explore your options. Consider taking the short 12-minute trip to Skokie to sell your silver at our establishment, as we boast significantly lower overhead costs compared to other silver buying shops in downtown Chicago. For inquiries or to schedule a visit, please feel free to contact us at (224) 563-5684.
It’s important to note that the price of silver is primarily based on its weight, regardless of what a jewelry store may have charged you for non-luxury brand silver items. Household sterling or silverware encompasses various items used in daily life, such as tableware and cutlery, crafted from sterling silver. Sterling silver flatware, for instance, is composed of an alloy containing 92.5% pure silver and 7.5% copper. The addition of copper provides the necessary strength, as pure silver is too soft on its own. In order to be marked as “sterling,” an item must contain a minimum of 92.5% pure silver, although older pieces may have lower amounts such as .800 (80%) or .500 (50%) pure silver.
Silver, including sterling silver, requires regular care as it tends to tarnish and requires frequent hand polishing. If silver is to be utilized for applications like medicine, electronics, brazing alloys, chemical equipment, catalysis, and photography, it must undergo a refining process to attain a purity level of .999 fine silver.
At our establishment, we have the expertise to handle silver in its various forms and can guide you through the selling process. Rest assured that we prioritize your satisfaction and strive to provide fair and competitive offers for your silver items.