Category: Jewellery & Watches

Sell Out Success

Untitled design (24).png All the jewellery from our Jewellery & Watches auction - that closed on Sunday - was 100% sold. Find out here which lot was the most bid on...and which lot sold at 240% over its high estimate (clue: it's the same item). Bidders from around the world competed for a large number of lots, but we also had a great deal of Singapore-based winners. Here are the facts and figures from Sunday’s success story:

  • Proportion Sold: 86%
  • Average Hammer Price: $3,043.56
  • Total Hammer Price: $453,490
  • Average Bids per Lot: 24
  • Proportion Sold Above High Estimate: 53%

Top 5 Lots:

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  1. Lot 62: A 38 CARAT EMERALD SING...

A Timely Investment: Watches

The pandemic may have caused havoc, but watches and jewellery are still clocking demand [I hereby PROMISE to resist the urge to fill this blog post with any more awful puns]. It is interesting though, as with people spending more time at home, buying patterns have changed - and demand for rare and vintage timepieces has actually increased. Afterall, time is the most valuable of all assets, having something beautiful to measure it by now carries more significance than ever.

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People have always been interested in watches, that much is true, but learning about watches - about what makes a good w...

Glamour without Costing the Earth

With more and more companies now leaning towards lab-grown diamonds over the real deal, part of the joy of buying antique jewellery at auction is that you know you are not contributing to this:

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The Mir Mine in Russia

Also called the Mirny mine, this is an open pit diamond mine located in Mirny, Sakha Republic, in the Siberian region of eastern Russia. The mine is more than 525 meters (1,722 ft) deep (4th in the world), has a diameter of 1,200 m (3,900 ft), and is one of the largest excavated holes in the world. Opened: 1957 Closed: 2004*

  • The mine was recommissioned in 2009, and is expected t...