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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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14k Gold, Natural Sapphire & 1/3ctw Diamond Ring
May 23, 10:00 AM EDT
14k Gold, Natural Sapphire & 1/3ctw Diamond Ring
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $10,000
$1,20034 Bids
Rolex Mens 18k Yellow Gold Presidential Wristwatch
May 28, 1:00 PM EDT
Rolex Mens 18k Yellow Gold Presidential Wristwatch
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$6,00030 Bids
Tiffany & Co 2 matching platinum Tiffany & Co platinum wedding bands, 5.3 grams & 9.3 grams
Jun 06, 6:00 PM AEST
Tiffany & Co 2 matching platinum Tiffany & Co platinum wedding bands, 5.3 grams & 9.3 grams
by Pfeffer's Auctions
Est: AUD1,500- AUD2,000
AUD1,10026 Bids
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Misc Coin Jewelry
May 23, 6:00 PM EDT
Misc Coin Jewelry
by Aether Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$14023 Bids
Rolex Mens 18k Yellow Gold Presidential Wristwatch
May 28, 1:00 PM EDT
Rolex Mens 18k Yellow Gold Presidential Wristwatch
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$9,00023 Bids
Pasha De Cartier Ref. 2113 Chronograph Wristwatch
May 28, 1:00 PM EDT
Pasha De Cartier Ref. 2113 Chronograph Wristwatch
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$1,10021 Bids
18K Yellow Gold Tennis Bracelet With 5.60cts Total
Jun 06, 6:00 PM AEST
18K Yellow Gold Tennis Bracelet With 5.60cts Total
by Pfeffer's Auctions
Est: AUD6,000- AUD7,500
AUD2,60021 Bids
14k Gold 12 CTTW Princess Diamond Tennis Bracelet
May 28, 1:00 PM EDT
14k Gold 12 CTTW Princess Diamond Tennis Bracelet
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$80020 Bids
A Tiffany & Co. Diamond Ring
May 21, 10:00 AM PDT
A Tiffany & Co. Diamond Ring
by John Moran Auctioneers
Est: $1,000- $1,500
$1,80020 Bids
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14K YELLOW GOLD MEN'S CURB LINK CHAIN NECKLACE
Jun 01, 1:00 PM EDT
14K YELLOW GOLD MEN'S CURB LINK CHAIN NECKLACE
by Florida Estate Sales Inc.
Est: $2,000- $10,000
$1,45020 Bids
Silver charm bracelet by designer Tiffany & Co. 67 grams. 18.5 cm wide.
May 22, 11:00 AM BST
Silver charm bracelet by designer Tiffany & Co. 67 grams. 18.5 cm wide.
by Hannam's Auctioneers
Est: £50- £75
£32019 Bids
WATCH LIGHTER PENDANT POCKETWATCH LOT
May 22, 9:00 AM EDT
WATCH LIGHTER PENDANT POCKETWATCH LOT
by Affiliated Auctions & Realty LLC
Est: $200- $300
$75019 Bids
14k Gold Necklace
May 23, 10:00 AM EDT
14k Gold Necklace
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $10,000
$32518 Bids
Cartier Santos 18k Gold and Steel Watch Ref 2319
May 28, 1:00 PM EDT
Cartier Santos 18k Gold and Steel Watch Ref 2319
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$1,50018 Bids
Vintage Jomaz Necklace & Earring Set
May 22, 11:00 AM EDT
Vintage Jomaz Necklace & Earring Set
by Vintage Auctions
Est: $100- $200
$5517 Bids
18k Gold Emerald Diamond and Tanzanite Ring Sz 7.5
May 28, 1:00 PM EDT
18k Gold Emerald Diamond and Tanzanite Ring Sz 7.5
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$1,80017 Bids
Breitling For Bentley Motors Men's Wristwatch
May 31, 1:00 PM EDT
Breitling For Bentley Motors Men's Wristwatch
by Mebane Antique Auction
Est: $100- $10,000
$62517 Bids
14K Yellow Gold Cuban Link Bracelet
Jun 23, 10:00 AM EDT
14K Yellow Gold Cuban Link Bracelet
by Paul Arsenault Auctioneers
Est: $0- $0
$37517 Bids
Rolex Men's Stainless Steel Diamond Datejust Watch
May 28, 1:00 PM EDT
Rolex Men's Stainless Steel Diamond Datejust Watch
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$1,70017 Bids
18k white gold ring set with a 1.53ct K/I1 round brilliant cut diamond
Jun 06, 6:00 PM AEST
18k white gold ring set with a 1.53ct K/I1 round brilliant cut diamond
by Pfeffer's Auctions
Est: AUD6,000- AUD8,000
AUD1,15017 Bids
Elgin and Hamilton Gold-Filled Pocket Watches, Each with Case
May 21, 10:00 AM EDT
Elgin and Hamilton Gold-Filled Pocket Watches, Each with Case
by Weschler's
Est: $50- $100
$27517 Bids
Full 22K Yellow Gold Sovereign (1928) (Melbourne) held within a 9K Yellow Gold Diamond Pendant
Jun 06, 6:00 PM AEST
Full 22K Yellow Gold Sovereign (1928) (Melbourne) held within a 9K Yellow Gold Diamond Pendant
by Pfeffer's Auctions
Est: AUD1,750- AUD2,500
AUD62517 Bids
Pasha De Cartier Ref. 2388 Stainless Steel Watch
May 28, 1:00 PM EDT
Pasha De Cartier Ref. 2388 Stainless Steel Watch
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$80016 Bids
Gold 1898 S $20 US Liberty Double Eagle Pendant
May 28, 1:00 PM EDT
Gold 1898 S $20 US Liberty Double Eagle Pendant
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$1,60016 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Jewelry


Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer

Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer

Papps Family Liquidation.com

Papps Family Liquidation.com

Simrit Collection

Simrit Collection

Weatherham Estate Treasures

Weatherham Estate Treasures