Can sterling silver be cleaned in the dishwasher?

Answer Sterling silver cannot be cleaned in the dishwasher. The contact with other materials, such as stainless steel, and the contact with harsh chemicals and heavy bursts of water could permanently dama... Read More »

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Do dealers prefer sterling silver spoons to be cleaned?

Silver spoons must be clean enough for the dealer to see markings or engravings that can identify the maker of the piece. Dealers will also need to determine if the piece was ever repaired, and the... Read More »

Can you put sterling silver flatware in the dishwasher?

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German Silver Compared to Sterling Silver?

People often confuse German silver and sterling silver. Both are shiny white metals and both are used in jewelry, serving pieces, flatware and decorative accents. But beneath the shiny surface, the... Read More »

Value of Sterling-Silver Tea Set?

Sterling-silver tea sets can date back hundreds of years. A tea set's value depends on its condition, country of origin, age, manufacturer and style. A tea set is, at minimum, made up of a teapot, ... Read More »