Buying a Christmas gift for that special someone is easy at auction. There are plenty of pre-loved vintage fashion accessories available online.
Auctions are a great opportunity for buying ‘his or her’ special gifts.
A brooch containing a lock of hair from Horatio Nelson (1758-1805) and a bookcase made from the wreck of Nelson’s former flagship HMS Foudroyant have both been snapped up at auction.
Gems are stones or minerals, deemed precious, semi-precious or fine and ornamental and are found in many types of jewellery.
More and more people are discovering the benefits of buying jewellery at auction. Free from high street mark-ups, ‘pre-loved' jewels by luxury designer names are priced at a fraction of the cost of buying a similar brand new item.
Jewellery brand Tiffany & Co was founded in 1837 in New York by 25-year-old Charles Lewis Tiffany and John Young.
The upcoming sale at Lockdales taking place on June 8-9 features over 1000 lots across a wide range of areas.
Victorians would plant messages in their jewellery, organising the stones in a ring to spell words. For example, taking the first letter of amethyst, diamond, opal, ruby and emerald spells ‘adore’, so the precious stones would be set in that order.