Our Fine Jewels & Watches Department has grown from strength to strength since it was established in 2013 and, in 2015, the category expanded to include Luxury Accessories.
Head of Jewellery Patti Sedgwick is a qualified gemmologist and diamond grader with many years’ auction experience. She leads this department to offer expertise and advice to vendors and buyers in New Zealand and Australia.
The June 2015 auction was an extraordinary success, and was over 90% sold by lot. Highlights included: an emerald-and-diamond ring, which sold for AU$48,800; a beautiful Ceylon sapphire-and-diamond ring, which sold for AU$36,600; and an emerald-and-diamond pear-shaped necklace, which realised AU$31,720. Luxury accessories proved especially popular, with an extraordinary private collection of 26 furs and handbags attracting many enthusiastic bidders to the saleroom.
Our most recent auction on 16 November 2015 achieved a record result for the company with a sale total of more than AU$1.2 million. Highlights included: a 6.17 carat emerald-cut solitaire diamond ring, which sold for AU$256,200; a beautiful sapphire ring, which sold for AU$39,000; another solitaire old mine-cut diamond of over 7 carats, which sold for AU$61,000; and an art deco two-stone diamond ring, which achieved a price of AU$41,500.
For a complimentary auction valuation, or for advice on buying and selling at auction, please contact us to make an appointment.