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Jewellery & Watches


From the outset, jewellery and watches have always sold particularly well at our auctions.

From our first successful auction in 2012, there have been some impressive jewels, timepieces and collections sold under the hammer. Those early auctions brought successes such as an important yellow sapphire selling for a staggering £9,500 (plus premium) and an 18ct gold open face pocket watch by Vulliamy selling for £2,400 (plus premium).

In 2015 Catherine invited jewellery expert Barbara Dixon to join the team as Head of Jewellery to build on their initial successes.  Since then the jewellery department has expanded and continues to grow from strength to strength. Catherine has recently added a new jewellery valuer to the fold, Prudence Hopkins who has an FGA and DGA in gemmology and has several years experience working in jewellery department for large auction houses across the country.

Expertise, experience and passion are what Barbara and Prudence, both bring to the team, and they have valued some notable private collections in recent times.  These include a ladies Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust selling for £7,200 (plus premium) in December 2016, and a stunning diamond fringe necklace converting to a tiara selling for £10,500 (plus premium) in June 2020.

However, it is not always a case of ‘expensive’ jewels, diamonds and pearls fetching the most money.  In September 2016 we sold a private collection of 1950’s Christian Dior costume jewellery by Mitchel Mayer for £10,000 (plus premium).

Many years of accumulated knowledge ensures the best possible results for our clients whether selling wristwatches or pocket watches, dazzling diamonds, antique jewels or collectible costume designer jewellery. We offer free valuations and are always on hand to advise our clients on any aspects of selling or buying.

We pride ourselves on a service that is both professional and personal.

A large attractive aquamarine and diamond set cocktail ring, circa 1940
A large attractive aquamarine and diamond set cocktail ring, circa 1940. Sold for £3000 (plus premium).

 

An attractive pair of 19th Century natural Burmese ruby and diamond earrings
An attractive pair of 19th Century natural Burmese ruby and diamond earrings. Sold for £1600 (plus premium).

 

An attractive Victorian garnet and pearl pendant
An attractive Victorian garnet and pearl pendant. Sold for £850 (plus premium).

A Charles Frodsham 18ct gold full hunter pocket watch
A Victorian Charles Frodsham 18ct gold full hunter pocket watch. Sold for £3,200 (plus premium).

 

An exquisite Edwardian diamond necklace converting to a tiara
An exquisite Edwardian diamond necklace converting to a tiara. Sold for £10,500 (plus premium).

 

A beautiful mid Victorian amethyst, seed pearl and enamel shield pendant
A beautiful mid Victorian amethyst, seed pearl and enamel shield pendant. Sold for £1300 (plus premium).

 

An attractive Art Deco jade and diamond set ring
An attractive Art Deco jade and diamond set ring. Sold for £640 (plus premium).


Valuations

We hold Valuation Days at our office located at Ripley Arts Centre, Bromley BR1 2PX every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10:00am – 2:00pm. Please note that we do not hold Valuation Days during the week of an auction.

We will be open for valuations strictly by appointment Mondays – Fridays from Monday 6th July at Ripley Arts Centre. In the meantime, we are carrying out home visits and can offer valuations by email, please send images and descriptions to:
info@catherinesouthon.co.uk

For any enquiries please telephone:
07808 737694 or
07596 332978

Valuations

Next Auction

Wednesday 9th September 2020

Previous Auction

10th June 2020
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Auction Venue

Farleigh Court, Old Farleigh Road, Selsdon, Surrey CR6 9PE
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Catalogue


A full on-line version of our current catalogue can be viewed here www.the-saleroom.com

We also produce glossy printed catalogues. These are available to purchase at each auction or can be posted out on request. If you would like to view a PDF of our current catalogue please click below.

Catalogue