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Not All Silver is Sterling

Not all silver is sterling, marks, definitions and more.

9 Different Types of Metals

Know your metals....bronze, pot metal, pewter, etc.

Clean Silver

Clean your sterling and silverplate safely without harsh chemicals and little or no 'elbow-grease'.

Clean Other Metals

Clean brass, aluminum, pewter, and copper using common household products.


US & European marks, alloy variations, calculate scrap gold value, definitions for other types of gold designations, i.e., gold-filled, rolled gold, vermeil.

Precious Metal Weights & Conversion Table

Precious metal weights - troy ounce, pennyweight, grams and conversion chart.
Calculate weight from grams to ounces

Calculate Gold Content of Jewelry

Use this formula to calculate how much gold value there is in 18K, 14K or 10K jewelry - before you sell it.

US Silver Coins - Silver Content

Learn how much silver there is in silver coins before you sell or spend them.

Convert Ounces to Grams

Use this FREE online tool to convert Troy and Standard Ounces into Grams.

Gold Value for Karat Jewelry

Get the gold value for your 9K, 10K, 12K, 14K, 18K and 22K jewelry before you sell it.
Use this FREE tool to make calculations online.

How to Buy Sterling Silver

What you should know before buying sterling.

Sterling Picture Gallery

See pictures of sterling pieces, how weighted items are constructed and more.

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