Sunday, December 7, 2008

Jewellery Auction

The Antique & Modern Jewellery auctions take place eight times a year (i.e. every six weeks approximately).

These jewellery auctions consist of around 700-900 lots of both contemporary jewellery, antique jewellery and period jewellery. Diamond and gem set jewellery, gold chain, gold bracelets including charm bracelets, cameos, designer jewellery, loose and polished gemstones and many other unique pieces are often featured. Pieces by makers such as Cartier, Kutchinsky, Bulgari,and more contemporary designers such as Andrew Grima may also appear in these auctions.

Estimates and values range from as little as £20 to as much as £95,000 for diamond lots. Each Antique & Modern Jewellery auction has an illustrated colour catalogue to provide details of each item in the sale. You can also find a virtual catalogue of these sales on our website. The fully illustrated catalogue can also be viewed online with condition reports. Live bidding for these auctions is available from For information on how to buy and sell click on the following links: 'Buying' and 'Selling' .

The department consists of jewellery valuers who can provide specialised assistance and a high level of market knowledge for both sellers and buyers. Heather Bailey heads the department with Claire Marsh FGA DGA and Georgina Kettle as full time valuers. The department holds valuation days every Wednesday from 12pm-4pm but are also able to provide auction valuations during the week for those visiting offices in the Jewellery Quarter or sending in details by email or via the website. For probate and insurance valuations, it is advisable to call prior to your visit for information on charges etc.


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