Jewellery & Watches

From the outset, jewellery and watches have always sold exceptionally 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).

Since then our Jewellery department has gone from strength to strength sourcing some incredible pieces of jewellery and achieving outstanding prices. We employ a number of consultants some of whom are FGA and DGA qualified in gemmology and have years of experience working in jewellery departments for international auction houses.

The jewellery market is strong for coloured stones particularly sapphires, emeralds, aquamarines and rubies, and we have achieved high prices for them. We sold a beautiful Sri Lankan sapphire and diamond ring for £18,000 plus premium in 2020. High quality diamonds are always desirable and we recently sold a Garrards 4ct diamond ring for an incredible £31,000 plus buyers premium and a stunning diamond riviere necklace for £22,000 plus premium Expertise, experience and passion are what our experts bring to the team, and they have valued and sold some notable private collections in recent times.

The second hand watch marked is exceptionally strong at the moment. We are privileged to have been able to handle and auction a number of wonderful timepieces by Cartier, Omega, Patek Philippe, Rolex and LeCoultre. Recent highlights include a Rolex Pepsi watch which sold for £18,500 plus premium, a ladies Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust selling for £7,200 (plus premium) (plus premium) plus a classic Patek Philippe Calatrava which sold for £4,800 plus buyers premium.

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 some spectacular jewellery including aqua and diamond bracelets and rings, emeralds and watches. The entire collection sold for over £65,000!

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 valuations@catherinesouthon.co.uk

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).


We hold Valuation Days by appointment at our office located at Chislehurst Business Centre, Bromley BR7 6LH Tuesday – Friday from 10:00am – 3:00pm. Please note that we do not hold Valuation Days during the week of an auction.

We can arrange home visits for larger consignments and are able to perform probate valuations. We are also offering to provide valuations by email if preferred.

For an appointment please call on 0208 468 1010 or email info@catherinesouthon.co.uk 

We will be holding a number of valuation days across the South East over the next few months. To make an appointment please call our offices directly:

Saturday 21st May 10:00am – 1:00pm
Hayes Village Hall, Hayes Street, Hayes, BR2 7LE

Tuesday 24th May 1:00pm – 3:00pm
The Old Chapel, 3 Queens Passage, Chislehurst, BR7 5AP

Monday 6th June 10:00am – 2:00pm
Rye Community Centre, Conduit Hill, Rye, TN31 7LE

Tuesday 7th June 10:00am – 1:00pm
Farleigh Golf Club, Old Farleigh Road, Warlingham, CR6 9PE

Wednesday 8th June 9:00am – 12:00pm
Whitstable Umbrella Centre, 10 Oxford Street, Whitstable, CT5 1DD

Thursday 9th June 10:00am – 1:00pm
Chequer Mead Theatre, De La Warr Road, East Grinstead, RH19 3BS

Thursday 16th June 10:00am – 2:00pm
The Honeywood Museum, Honeywood Walk, Carlshalton, SM5 3NX




Forthcoming Auctions

20th July 2022 (closing for entries early June 2022)

We are currently accepting entries for sales throughout 2022

Previous Auctions:

Tuesday 10th & Wednesday 11th May 2022

Antiques & Collectables

Wednesday 2nd February 2022 

Antiques & Collectables

Wednesday 17th November 2021

Antiques & Collectables

See our previous auction results


A full on-line version of our current catalogue can be viewed here

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

Printed Catalogue