WE BUY ALL FORMS OF SILVER & SILVER JEWELRY FROM THE CHICAGO AREA

We buy all forms of silver from the Chicago area.

With competitive prices and honest service, we are one of the best places to sell silver jewelry around the Chicago area. We accept walk-ins or you can make an appointment to sell your coins, paper money, gold, silver, estate jewelry, and diamonds!

Phone number (847) 213-0507

We buy .925 silver or sterling silver, silver wedding bands, silver engagement rings, silver class rings, tiffany silver and silver david yurman rings, including rings with gemstones and diamonds, or with stones removed. We buy broken silver single earrings, dented silver bracelets, dental gold, Flatware, necklace and any silver jewelry that is no longer wearable. Chicago silver trophies vintage silver, silver watches, We silver trophies, Mexican silver. Oakton Coins will always purchase any form of silver no matter what condition it is in.

Jewelry consists of decorative items worn for personal adornment, such as brooches, rings, necklaces, earrings, pendants, bracelets, and cufflinks. Jewelry may be attached to the body or the clothes. From a western perspective, the term is restricted to durable ornaments, excluding flowers for example. For many centuries metal such as gold often combined with gemstones, has been the normal material for jewelry, but other materials such as shells and other plant materials may be used.

Jewelry is one of the oldest types of archaeological artifact – with 100,000-year-old beads made from Nassarius shells thought to be the oldest known jewelry. The basic forms of jewelry vary between cultures but are often extremely long-lived; in Chicago cultures the most common forms of silver jewelry listed above have persisted since ancient times, while other forms such as adornments for the nose or ankle, important in other cultures, are much less common.

Jewelry may be made from a wide range of materials. Gemstones and similar materials such as amber and coral, precious metals, beads, and silver have been widely used, and enamel has often been important. In most cultures jewelry can be understood as a status symbol, for its material properties, its patterns, or for meaningful symbols. Jewelry has been made to adorn nearly every body part, from hairpins to toe rings, and even genital jewelry. In modern Chicago culture the amount worn by adult males is relatively low compared with other cultures and other periods in European culture.

The word jewelry itself is derived from the word jewel, which was anglicised from the Old French “jouel”, and beyond that, to the Latin word “jocale”, meaning plaything. In British English, Indian English, New Zealand English, Hiberno-English, Australian English, and South African English it is spelled jewelry, while the spelling is jewelry in American English. Both are used in Chicago English, though jewelry prevails by a two to one margin. In French and a few other European languages the equivalent term, joaillerie, may also cover decorated metalwork in precious metal such as objets d’art and church items, not just objects worn on the person.