The Market for Jewellery is always strong. Selling to both specialist trade and private individuals: we often find ourselves sending items all over the world. Antique Jewellery dating back to the Roman period or earlier, Georgian and Victorian jewellery have particular collectors. Early hardstone cameos and glass intaglios are often found set in later precious metals. Quality precious stones from the Georgian and Victorian period are rare and command particularly good prices. Perhaps surprisingly, costume jewellery set with paste and other materials and memorial jewellery is also strongly contested.
A piece by a particular maker can make a huge difference to the value that would be paid for a similar piece without a name. Global brands such as Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Tiffany, Chopard & Bvulgari are some of the names to look for and there are also strong markets for lesser know designers from the mid 20th century onwards such as Stuart Devlin, Andrew Grima and Gerda Flockinger.
Modern jewellery is where some truly exceptional bargains can be found at auction with prices a fraction of buying from a jeweller.
Silver jewellery is often considerably cheaper, but when names such as Georg Jensen and Charles Horner are associated with them prices certainly increase.