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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.

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 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).


Valuations

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 are delighted to announce that we are able to welcome clients back into our office for valuations, please call to arrange an appointment 0208 468 1010.

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

Valuations

Auctions

Forthcoming Auctions

Friday 24th September 2021
Transport & Westminster Street Signs
Online timed auction now open

Online Bidding

Wednesday 17th November 2021
Antiques & Collectables
Open for entries

Previous Auctions

Wednesday 15th September 2021
Antiques & Collectables

Wednesday 9th June 2021
Antiques & Collectables – Online live auction

Wednesday 31st March 2021
Single Owner Collection of Ancient & British Coins
Online timed auction

See our previous auction results

Catalogue

Click here to browse our printed catalogue.

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