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Jewelry

Jewelry

While jewelry items can be timeless accessories, specific designs and styles go in and out of vogue. Beyond personal consumer preferences, the worth of a fine piece of contemporary or estate jewelry is determined by specific measures of quality, craftsmanship, and current market demands.

The Different Types of Jewelry For Sale at Auction

The terms estate, vintage, and antique are often used interchangeably in the jewelry auction market, but their differences are important in determining the value of an item. In broad terms, estate jewelry refers to any piece that has been previously owned, regardless of its age. In order to be labeled an antique, a piece must be more than 100 years old. Antique jewelry, popular among collectors, is often handmade, making it more valuable than vintage pieces. Vintage jewelry is more than 20 yet less than 100 years old.

The Jewelry Auction Market

Dating back to the 1980s, contemporary jewelry has evolved from gold and sleek lines to colored diamonds in the 1990s as consumers became concerned with the quality and origins of gemstones. Since then, as new technologies and materials have become popular, the jewelry market has seen great innovations in both design and technique. Bracelets, earrings, rings, necklaces, loose stones, and more can regularly be found for sale at jewelry auctions, with rare and antique items continuing to fetch high sale prices year after year. One such example, the Pink Star Diamond, was sold by Sotheby's in 2017 for more than $70 million USD, while 79% of high net worth individuals said they purchased jewelry between 2017 and 2019 according to the recent UBS and Art Basel Art Market Report.

Learn more about purchasing jewelry at auction from the Invaluable Guide to Buying Jewelry and the Invaluable Guide to Jewelry Marks.

Recommended Items at Auction

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Handmade 18K White Gold Ring set with a Natural 1.51ct Round Brilliant Cut Diamond
Jul 23, 6:00 PM AEST
Handmade 18K White Gold Ring set with a Natural 1.51ct Round Brilliant Cut Diamond
by Pfeffer's Auctions
Est: AUD5,000- AUD6,000
AUD3,00040 Bids
Amazing Universal Geneve 18k Rose Gold Tri Compax Chronograph Moonphase Day Date Month Watch
Jul 20, 12:00 PM EDT
Amazing Universal Geneve 18k Rose Gold Tri Compax Chronograph Moonphase Day Date Month Watch
by Hess Fine Art
Est: $5,000- $7,000
$4,70039 Bids
Sapphire Diamonds platinum Deco Ring W/Appraisal Just Gorgeous!
Jul 21, 6:30 PM EDT
Sapphire Diamonds platinum Deco Ring W/Appraisal Just Gorgeous!
by A KLEINS AUCTION GALLERY LLC
Est: $2,800- $18,800
$95038 Bids
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18KT 6.07CTW Diamond Tennis Bracelet - Luxurious Elegance In 18KT Gold, 27 Grams
Jul 26, 6:00 PM EDT
18KT 6.07CTW Diamond Tennis Bracelet - Luxurious Elegance In 18KT Gold, 27 Grams
by Aether Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$40034 Bids
GIA Georgian Circa 1830s Fine 1.8ct Center GIA Emerald Old Euro Diamond 18k Gold Bracelet
Jul 20, 12:00 PM EDT
GIA Georgian Circa 1830s Fine 1.8ct Center GIA Emerald Old Euro Diamond 18k Gold Bracelet
by Hess Fine Art
Est: $20,000- $25,000
$9,75031 Bids
23K Yellow Gold Chain (necklace)
Jul 23, 6:00 PM AEST
23K Yellow Gold Chain (necklace)
by Pfeffer's Auctions
Est: AUD1,750- AUD2,250
AUD1,55029 Bids
Patek Philippe Travel Time 5524G 18K White Gold Pilot Wristwatch
Jul 20, 12:00 PM EDT
Patek Philippe Travel Time 5524G 18K White Gold Pilot Wristwatch
by Hess Fine Art
Est: $45,000- $50,000
$20,50029 Bids
Vintage 14K Gold Cross Pendant and Chain Necklace
Jul 19, 6:00 PM EDT
Vintage 14K Gold Cross Pendant and Chain Necklace
by Mebane Antique Auction
Est: $10- $1,000
$14029 Bids
18K Yellow, Rose and White Gold Grey Moonstone and Diamond Ole Lynggaart Ring
Jul 23, 6:00 PM AEST
18K Yellow, Rose and White Gold Grey Moonstone and Diamond Ole Lynggaart Ring
by Pfeffer's Auctions
Est: AUD1,800- AUD2,400
AUD1,75028 Bids
Van Cleef Arpels Platinum Blue Chalcedony Sapphire Diamond VCA Blue Gardenia Clip On Earrings w Box
Jul 20, 12:00 PM EDT
Van Cleef Arpels Platinum Blue Chalcedony Sapphire Diamond VCA Blue Gardenia Clip On Earrings w Box
by Hess Fine Art
Est: $30,000- $40,000
$23,00028 Bids
18K White Gold South Sea Pearl and Diamond Earrings
Jul 23, 6:00 PM AEST
18K White Gold South Sea Pearl and Diamond Earrings
by Pfeffer's Auctions
Est: AUD3,000- AUD4,500
AUD92528 Bids
Very Rare 18k Gold Omega Constellation Electroquartz Heavy Vintage Mens Wrist Watch
Jul 20, 12:00 PM EDT
Very Rare 18k Gold Omega Constellation Electroquartz Heavy Vintage Mens Wrist Watch
by Hess Fine Art
Est: $10,000- $12,000
$8,00027 Bids
18K Gold Pendant With 0.20cts 5-6P Argyle Pink Diamonds
Jul 23, 6:00 PM AEST
18K Gold Pendant With 0.20cts 5-6P Argyle Pink Diamonds
by Pfeffer's Auctions
Est: AUD8,000- AUD10,000
AUD1,05027 Bids
Antique Stanley Bros. 9K Rose Gold Guard/Muff Chain
Jul 23, 6:00 PM AEST
Antique Stanley Bros. 9K Rose Gold Guard/Muff Chain
by Pfeffer's Auctions
Est: AUD2,000- AUD3,000
AUD80027 Bids
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18K White Gold Diamond Pendant With Baguette & Round-Cut Diamonds, Heart-Shaped Cutouts
Jul 26, 6:00 PM EDT
18K White Gold Diamond Pendant With Baguette & Round-Cut Diamonds, Heart-Shaped Cutouts
by Aether Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$6027 Bids
Handmade 18K White Gold Double Full Eternity Ring 4.70cts of Diamonds
Jul 23, 6:00 PM AEST
Handmade 18K White Gold Double Full Eternity Ring 4.70cts of Diamonds
by Pfeffer's Auctions
Est: AUD5,000- AUD7,000
AUD1,80024 Bids
Vintage 14K Gold Two Tone Dangle Jewelry Earrings
Jul 19, 6:00 PM EDT
Vintage 14K Gold Two Tone Dangle Jewelry Earrings
by Mebane Antique Auction
Est: $10- $10,000
$5024 Bids
2.21ct Diamond Ring.
Jul 21, 8:00 PM AEST
2.21ct Diamond Ring.
by Ozbid Auctions
Est: AUD11,000- AUD13,000
AUD8,00024 Bids
RUSSIAN GOLD ENAMEL ONYX GEMS LADYBUG BROOCH IOB
Jul 20, 10:00 AM EDT
RUSSIAN GOLD ENAMEL ONYX GEMS LADYBUG BROOCH IOB
by Antique Arena Inc
Est: $100- $150
$1,00023 Bids
A Pair of Pearl & Diamond Earrings
Jul 22, 12:00 PM AEST
A Pair of Pearl & Diamond Earrings
by Leonard Joel
Est: AUD1,100- AUD1,400
AUD1,80023 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Jewelry


Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer

Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer

Weatherham Estate Treasures

Weatherham Estate Treasures

Simrit Collection

Simrit Collection

Henry's Auktionshaus

Henry's Auktionshaus