Here at the jewellery department we are busy researching and cataloguing for our upcoming auctions, providing insurance and other types of valuations for jewellery collections throughout Scotland and the North of England and assisting clients with identifying unknown items held in their own personal collections.
If you have a collection or item of jewellery that you wish to learn more about, have identified and valued or professionally catalogued and presented for auction then contact our specialist to receive free no obligation professional advice.
The jewellery auctions are held fifteen times a year at our Edinburgh, Dumfries and Carlisle auction rooms and broadcast worldwide online to an international market. The department record for a single item is the £13,400 hammer price achieved in December 2017 for an antique diamond brooch pendant with central 3ct stone. Other stand out results include:
£5,000 for a diamond and pearl set tiara in September 2019;
£5,000 for a diamond two-stone crossover ring in August 2012;
£4,100 for a diamond solitaire ring in 30th July 2015;
£3,100 for a diamond clip in November 2020;
£3,000 for a diamond solitaire ring in November 2017;
£3,000 for an Art Deco diamond bracelet in April 2018;
£2,800 for a 2ct diamond solitaire ring in December 2019;
£2,800 for diamond and sapphire pendant earrings in December 2019;
£2,700 for a pair of diamond ear studs in April 2018;
£2,600 for a diamond and sapphire ring in April 2018;
£2,200 for a squirrel brooch by Van Cleef & Arpels in November 2020.
You may have heard of Thomson Roddick from advertisements in publications including Antiques Trade Gazette, The Scotsman or Scottish Field. If you are social media inclined, and don’t follow us yet, then we are on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook: you can find our social media icons in the footer of the website to start following us. Perhaps you have seen a member of our team on tv recently? We feature regularly on Bargain Hunt, Antiques Road Trip, Dickinson’s Real Deal, Cash in the Attic and the much missed Flog It, or you may have met one of our valuers presenting a talk on antiques to your local group. Tune in to our new television series, The Edinburgh Auction House, following the Scottish team as they travel around the country searching for exciting lots to sell. Starting at 9pm on 10th January 2023 on the Really channel, it's sure to be a great watch!
We like jargon, if you do too, then here are some related jargon and terms that you may find in one of our jewellery auction catalogues:
Gold Silver Platinum carat ct KT Diamond Emerald Ruby Sapphire Opal Amethyst Pearl Coral Jet Amber Lapis Lazuli Tiger's Eye Peridot Garnet Agate Aquamarine Ring Brooch Earrings Pendant Cut Colour Clarity Facet Cabochon Shank
Hugh M Gregory FGA is the head of Department and is always happy to conduct free no obligation valuations whether that be in person at the auction room, over email or in the comfort of your own home.
Hugh can be contacted by telephone on 0131 440 2448 (Edinburgh), 01387 721 635 (Dumfries) or 01228 535 288 (Carlisle) or by email firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, or firstname.lastname@example.org.