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.
The year 2020 was certainly one that we will all remember, however it was also a year where we achieved some outstanding results for jewellery. We were honoured to be selling a collection of private jewellery with all proceeds going to Motor Neuron Disease. The collection included a spectacular sapphire and diamond ring which sold for £18,000 (plus premium), some beautiful aqua and diamond bracelets and rings, emeralds and watches. The entire collection sold for over £65,000!
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. If you have a single piece of jewellery, a watch or a collection, please contact Catherine at email@example.com
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. Sold for £1600 (plus premium).
An attractive Victorian garnet and pearl pendant. Sold for £850 (plus premium).
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. Sold for £10,500 (plus premium).
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. Sold for £640 (plus premium).