We Buy Silver

We Buy Silver

Precious Metals Refinery wants your silver! We are paying the highest price for silver coins, silver jewelry, Native silver, silver flatware, silver bars, and other silver items.


Sell Your Silver

Are you searching for the best place to sell silver in Phoenix, Tucson, Palm Desert, or Palm Springs? Look no further than Precious Metals Refinery, your trusted destination for selling silver, silver coins, jewelry, Native jewelry, flatware, bars, and other items. Whether you want to sell silver near you or are wondering where to sell silver, we offer a seamless and profitable experience.

Here’s why Precious Metals Refinery is your top choice for selling silver:

  1.  Expert Silver Appraisers: Our team of expert appraisers specializes in assessing the value of silver. When you sell silver with us, you can trust that you’ll receive a fair and accurate appraisal for your silver items.
  2.  Highest Offers: We take pride in offering the highest payouts for your silver. Whether you have silver coins, flatware, or other silver items, we’re interested in buying them from you.
  3. Convenient Locations: Our Phoenix, Tucson, Palm Desert, and Palm Springs locations are easily accessible, making them a convenient option when you’re searching for “sell silver near me.” Visit us in person for a quick and professional appraisal.
  4. Transparent Process: Selling your silver with us is a transparent and straightforward process. We’ll guide you through each step, ensuring you have a clear understanding of the transaction.
  5. Variety of Silver Items Accepted: We buy various types of silver items, including silver coins, flatware, and more. No matter the form or condition, we’re interested in purchasing your silver.
  6. FAQs Answered: If you have questions about selling silver or want to know where you can sell silver, visit our FAQ section for answers to common queries.
  7. Silver and Gold Buyers: In addition to silver, we also buy gold. If you have both silver and gold items to sell, we can provide you with competitive offers for both.

When you’re ready to sell silver in Phoenix, Tucson, Palm Desert, and Palm Springs, Precious Metals Refinery is your reliable choice. Contact us or visit one of our locations today to get top-dollar offers for your silver items and enjoy a hassle-free selling process. Turn your silver into cash today!


What determines the price of my silver?

Because of its soft nature, silver is often mixed with other metals – this, in fact, is the difference between an item that is “fine silver” versus “sterling silver”. Sterling silver items are mixed with metals such as copper to strengthen the final product. At PMR, we purchase all silver items, no matter the purity. Please remember not to polish any silver items before bringing them in – the original patina may help increase their value (Read more about selling silver).


We buy all types of Silver:

  • Silver coins
  • Silver flatware
  • Sterling tea sets
  • Native American silver jewelry
  • Silver jewelry
  • Silver wire and sheets
  • Silver bars and rounds

How do you determine the value of my silver?

All of our Precious Metals Refinery locations have a state-of-the-art X-Ray gun that tells us the precise elemental analysis of alloy materials in an object. Thermo Fisher Scientific, a reputable company and leader in lab equipment, makes the machine; PMR uses their Niton XRF Analyzer model. The machine is easy to use, tests your silver or silver jewelry within seconds without damaging it, and allows us to have accurate results on the precise elemental makeup of your item. With the help of this tool, we know the exact amount of silver in an object, so we can guarantee our customers the highest payout possible.

Unsure how much silver is in something you own? If you have an item you think is silver or low-grade silver, we offer an X-Ray service. Please call one of our stores for the latest information and prices.


Silver throughout the ages

Humans have been using and mining for silver for thousands of years. Like gold, over the ages silver has been used to make everything from coins, to jewelry, to silverware! Silver can be found in the world’s earliest coins, delicate tiaras set with sparkling gemstones, and in treasured family heirlooms like tea sets. It has also played an important part in the annals of history, such as during the discovery of the Americas or settlement of the Nevada.

Silver remains popular today, and is a popular choice for jewelry and bullion. The precious metal is also used in various other industries beyond jewelry, like in electronics – you TV or computer wouldn’t be able to run without it! (You can read more about different uses for silver at our blog.) Because of its many uses, silver is always in high demand and PMR is always looking to purchase all types of silver. Read on to discover the sort of silver items we are looking to buy.

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Flatware and Holloware

Sterling flatware has been gifted for many generations, and has often been a popular wedding present throughout the years. Today, however, most sterling silver items are no longer wanted. Younger generations are turning away from sterling flatware as they do not entertain in the same way as previous generations, or want to polish their silver items. Unsure of what to do with a sterling flatware set that no one seems to want anymore? We are currently purchasing the following brands, but may be open to others, too. We also look for the following stamps: 925, 900, 835, 800, sterling silver, and coin silver.

Some brands of flatware:

  • Avis Sterling
  • George Jensen Sterling
  • Gorham Sterling
  • International Sterling Co.
  • Kirk & Sons Sterling
  • Onita Sterling
  • Reed & Barton Sterling
  • Royal Danish Sterling
  • Stieff Sterling
  • Tiffany & Co. Sterling
  • Towle Sterling
  • Tuttle Sterling
  • Wallace Sterling

Some makers of Native American jewelry:

  • Charles Loloma
  • Mark Chee
  • Fred Peshlakai
  • Julian Lovato
  • Tommy Singer
  • Raymond Begay
  • Alis Quam
  • Frank Patania

Native American Jewelry

Precious Metals Refinery, being based in Tucson, Arizona, is always looking for quality Native American silver jewelry. We have many customers looking to purchase Native American jewelry – whether it’s vintage or modern, silver or gold – from us, and we can pay a premium to the public for their Native American items.

While Native American peoples have been making jewelry for thousands of years, the tradition of Native American silversmithing did not begin until roughly the 19th century. Each tribe brought, and continues to bring, their own stylistic traditions and flair to the craft, creating unique pieces along the way. Pieces set with turquoise, that classically southwestern stone, are perhaps the most popular, but other styles with embossed or stamped designs are popular, too.

We are looking for necklaces, cuffs, rings, bolos, bracelets, and squash blossoms, as well as other, perhaps unusual, pieces. The most desirable pieces come from the following tribes:

  • Navajo
  • Pueblo
  • Hopi
  • Zuni
  • Santo Domingo (Kewa Pueblo)
  • Apache
  • Planes tribes

We are also interested in Mexican Silver, which often shares some stylistic traditions with Native American pieces. Some vintage Mexican stamps include William Spratling, Frederick W. Davis, Margot De Taxco.

Native American and Mexican silver have hallmarks, which identifies the maker of a particular piece. These marks can increase the value of your jewelry depending on the maker, year, and scarcity.

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