The best way to determine the worth of your sterling silver flatware is to contact a reputable dealer and have it appraised. Research established dealers, and choose one that has been in business for a long time and has a good track record. Show, describe or take pictures of your silver so the dealer can quote you a price. Dealers often pay by the ounce or by the piece, such as fork, spoon or knife.
The value would differ on the price of silver per ounce and will also differ in a lot of factors. Here are some factors that could affect the price of your silver flatware condition, rarity, popularity and pattern. Also you can browse online for silver flatware appraisals or have your local pawnshop check it.
In order to calculate how much sterling silver flatware is worth, the first step required is to weight the pieces. You will need to convert the number into Troy ounces, do so by dividing the weight in grams by 31.10. Next, find the current value of silver by multiplying the ounces by the current price per ounce. If you don’t want to do all the math you can visit a local appraiser.