To do an accurate sterling silver appraisal, a professional appraiser needs to research the following:

    • The maker of the sterling
    • What year it was made
    • The pattern name
    • The amount of pieces in the set
    • The craftsmanship needed to make the pieces
    • The weight of the sterling
    • The provenance of the piece(s)
    • The condition of the sterling
    • How many were made in the production of similar items
    • The type of manufacture including casting, die striking, repousse and chasing, or other
    • Other materials used in its manufacture
    • Whether the box or paperwork are included

Southwest Appraisal Specialists is a group made up of accredited appraisers with a variety of specializations including: antique furniture, books, coins, classic cars, dolls, guns, pocket watches, antique jewelry, contemporary, designer, and art jewelry, Native American jewelry, vintage jewelry, original art, art prints, sculptures, stamps, sterling silver, and writing instruments. Each appraiser has been tested and accredited by the American Society of Appraisers (ASA) or the International Society of Appraisers (ISA), and proven to be qualified to appraise the items listed as their specialty.

If you want an educated, accredited, and experienced appraiser to value your items, please call us at (915) 584-0022 or contact us by email at

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