Buying & Selling Silver
Investing in Silver Coins & Silver Jewelry Dallas TX
Over the last 10 years the price of an ounce of pure silver has quietly surpassed the same increases that gold has seen. Simply put, if you invested in an ounce of silver and an ounce of gold in 2001, your silver has increased in value faster than gold, even though gold is worth much more. For those that do not wish to invest in gold, our silver jewelers in Dallas have many types of silver jewelry and coins to meet any budget. Silver is an excellent investment whether you’re buying collectible coins or fashionable silver jewelry.
From ancient times to present day, jewelry designers in Dallas and around the world have created custom silver jewelry for its versatility and sheer beauty. Trends may come and go but silver jewelry is, always has been and always will be, very much in style.
Silver jewelry is an excellent addition to virtually any style of wear, whether casual or dressy. As an investment and keepsake, silver jewelry offers affordability and is very easy to acquire. America’s Gold and Diamond Exchange offers both silver bullion coins and investment grade silver coins that are readily available so you can shop with confidence knowing we have many silver pieces to meet your every need.
Creating Sterling Silver
Pure silver is relatively soft, very flexible, and easily damaged so it is alloyed with other metals to produce a majority of the jewelry and coins you find available today. The most popular of these alloys is sterling silver, which consists of 92.5 percent silver and 7.5 percent copper.
Copper has shown to be the best alloy to silver, improving the metal’s hardness and durability without affecting its beautiful color. The small amount of copper added to sterling has very little effect on the metal’s value. Instead, the price of the silver piece being produced is directly affected by the labor involved in making the item, the skill of the crafts person, and the intricacy of the design.
Care of Silver
Care for your silver should be no different than other fine jewelry you own. Keep scratches to a minimum by storing your silver in it’s original box, wrapped in soft cloth or a jewelry pouch. When possible, you need to remove your silver jewelry when working with chemicals such as bleach, ammonia, or abrasive materials.
Cleaning Your Silver
Tarnish build-up naturally occurs over time when exposed to the elements. Our Dallas jewelers recommend using special formulated polishes which will remove any tarnish build up. Silver polishes, solutions, or cloths are available at most hardware stores or specialty craft stores. Tarnish is most easily removed when it first becomes visible.
A word of caution in regards to cleaning silver coins. Check with our Dallas coin specialists for treatment of older silver coins that have tarnish or stains. Certain cleaning materials can damage finite details on older coins causing a decrease in value if the wrong cleaner is used.
If you have questions about silver jewelry, or you want to buy or sell silver, call our Dallas silver consultants or please come by our store. You can also complete our easy online request form with any questions We are the premier silver dealers in Dallas and throughout the metroplex.