Weighted items are items that are not solid silver. These include many candlesticks and candelabras*, mirrors, brushes, compotes, salt and pepper shakers, vases, coasters etc. – any item that has additional material added for weight and/or stability. Generally the weighting is found in the base of the item, and consists of material resembling resin. When paying for these items, we remove the weighting before weighing the silver. Some of the items listed above also exist in unweighted form. If you have any doubts about whether an item is weighted, just send it in and we will process it and pay you accordingly. As always, the processing is filmed – you can always be sure your metal is handled with the utmost professionalism and integrity.
* Please note that most candelabra arms are lead or another metal with a thin coating of silver which is very difficult to remove. For this reason we don’t include the candelabra arms in the paid weight.