Looking for inspiration to treat your loved one on Valentine's Day next month?29 January 2021 Look no further than online auctions for that special something for Valentine's Day.
From engagement rings, to a one-off piece of art, and from luxury handbags to a designer watch, there is plenty to chose from at online auctions via thesaleroom.com.
St Valentine's Day on February 14 is a popular date to get engaged. Although diamonds remain popular, buying a partner’s birthstone is also a popular option.
According to experts around 75% of engagement rings purchased are classic diamond solitaires. However it is also important to know your partner’s personal preferences such as whether they prefer gold or silver, traditional or modern, a coloured stone or diamond?
Or for something coming up at auction with an attractive estimate there is the 14ct white gold ring, pictured top, with a 0.53ct diamond at William George. It has an estimate of £250. The auction ends on February 2.
An example of a diamond ring is this platinum 0.9ct diamond set ring (pictured above). It has an estimate of £1300-1600 on February 3 at Gardiner Houlgate.
For something a little different with plenty of impact there is this aquamarine and white paste 18ct gold ring estimated at £350-400 at Hansons on February 1.
To find out more about buying jewellery at auction read our guide.
For an interesting item of jewellery auctions are the perfect place. This Art Nouveau 15ct gold green tourmaline pendant, is estimated at £60-80 at Hansons at its auction that runs between February 1-4.
A watch is also a good option for a gift. Brands names such as Cartier and Rolex are very popular. Buying a pre-owned version is a way to access a high-end brand at a more affordable price.
A Cartier Tank Francaise stainless steel lady's bracelet watch estimated at £800-1000. It is offered on February 3 at Gardiner Houlgate.
For an option for gentleman’s watch, how about an Omega De Ville bicolour gentleman's bracelet watch with a circular champagne dial. This one is estimated at £380-420 on February 3 at Gardiner Houlgate.
Read our buying guide on watches here.
A handbag from a luxury goods brand is sure to impress. This Gucci black, cream and red calfskin leather bag in the ‘Mini Marmont’ design is estimated at £550 at William George on February 4.
Read our buying guide on handbags here.
For something a little different, why not try a piece of art? There are many prints available that are perfect for presents.
At Forum’s Prints and Editions sale on February 4 it has an array of options. This David Hockney (b.1937) lithographic poster for Fiesta is estimated at £200-300.
Read more about posters here.