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  • Silver Olive Branch Leaf Bracelet by FrostedWillow
    Review: Silver Olive Branch Leaf Bracelet by FrostedWillow
    It's hard to find dainty jewelry that also features a lovely design, but you'll change your thoughts once you see theSilver Olive Branch Leaf Bracelet by FrostedWillow.The front features a lovely cut out olive branch leaf design, and...
  • Review: Red and Silver Sequin Chevron Clutch by ArcadiaWeddingDesign
    Review: Red and Silver Sequin Chevron Clutch by ArcadiaWeddingDesign
    There's just something a lady has to love about a sequined clutch. It adds a nice touch of sparkle to even the most dark and solid color ensembles. When I saw theRed and Silver Sequin Chevron Clutch by ArcadiaWeddingDesign, I fell in love with...
  • Assorted flatware
    Lousy listings on ebay for silver plate & sterling combinations
    There is a type of listing I see on eBay from time to time that I really hate. The listing will be described something like one I saw recently:"Vintage Mixed Silverware Set 40 pieces at least one is Sterling, R & B, Vintage"I feel...
  • Silver plate flatware
    Silver plate flatware pricing at Scott's Antique Market
    A couple of weeks ago, I published some pictures of silver dealer booths at Scott's Antique Market show held monthly in Atlanta:Scott's Antique Market silver dealersWhile I walked around this huge show with over one hundred antique dealers...
  • Yukon Silver Flatware
    When "silver" is not really silver
    Recently, I've seen a flurry of items for sale on eBay that have names that would indicate some silver content but which have little or no silver metal actually in them. The picture accompanying this article is an example of a recent eBay item...
  • ISIS terror group wants to put the Caliphate under a gold standard of money
    ISIS terror group wants to put the Caliphate under a gold standard of money
    On Nov. 10, rumors coming from the ISIS terror organization shows that the Islamic Caliphate seeks to bring back a gold standard for money within their dominions, and mint both gold and silver Dinar coins as their standard of currency. And their...
  • Personalized handwriting engraved necklace in sterling silver by Megangoldkamp
    Personalized Handwriting Engraved Necklace in Sterling Silver by Megangoldkamp
    I recently came across thePersonalized Handwriting Engraved Necklace in Sterling Silver by Megangoldkamp, and I'll put it out there that this is one of my favorite gift ideas I'm recommending for this holiday season and beyond.My mother...
  • Scott's Antique Market silver dealers
    Scott's Antique Market silver dealers
    I've mentioned before that antique shows present an opportunity for buyers and/or sellers of silver items to see a number of dealers in one place. People looking to sell silver might gather several offers quickly. People looking to buy may be...
  • Silver price suppression reaches critical point as shortage may lead to showdown
    Silver price suppression reaches critical point as shortage may lead to showdown
    There has been much said and analyzed regarding the dichotomy between the spot (paper) price of silver at the U.S. Comex, and the price of physical silver that is much more important to both miners and consumers in the open markets. However,...
  • Retailer & manufactuerer not the same
    Sterling silver flatware stamped with retailer name
    We receive many questions from readers trying to identify sterling flatware. Sometimes, they are confused when the name of the original retailer has been stamped onto a piece. So, they may have been searching patterns listed under the retailer'...
  • Silver tarnish
    Tips for cleaning three kinds of tarnish
    Three kinds of tarnish can oxidize your silver jewelry, making it anywhere from dull to unwearable. So that it doesn't happen to your silver things, three tips can help you identify which kind of tarnish is which and the best way to clean each...
  • Avión Resposado or Silver
    Toasting National Tequila Day with Avión cocktails
    Avión founder Ken Austin set out to create a quality tequila, we ended up in small Mexican town Jesus Maria. Then, he met up with the Lopez family, who are fifth generation agave growers. Together, they created the award-winning flavors that are...
  • Gorham Chantilly Teaspoon
    Sterling silver flatware pieces with different weights
    We've mentioned several times the importance of understanding the length and width of sterling flatware pieces before buying. For example in "Measure that sterling fork or knife before buying", we discussed the fact that a pattern...
  • Collecting vs. Investing
    Coin Collecting vs. Investing in Coins
    When it comes to investing in gold or silver, many individuals question the difference between coin collecting and investing in coins. While they may seem similar at first glance, there are differences you should consider when looking at which is...
  • Sterling Fork
    Extra cash from Grandmom's sterling silver flatware
    Selecting a sterling silver flatware pattern was once on the standard checklist for many new brides. Many, perhaps most, new brides today have decided to forego that task. And many are not even interested in using sterling flatware inherited from...