Attending a jewellery auction can be an exciting day out, and result in some amazing vintage finds that you can wear and admire for years to come. If you’re thinking about taking a trip to a jewellery auction, here are some things to consider:
What’s your budget?
Bidding can be contagious, and an item that was originally billed at £100 can quickly escalate to £1000 if the right buyers are present. If you’ve got your eye on a particular piece, work out how much you can afford to spend, and stick to it. People who go over budget in the heat of the moment usually regret it.
What are you looking for?
Keep an open mind when it comes to jewellery auctions. Each piece is unique and does not come from a range of variable stock, so don’t set your decision in stone. For instance, if you’re looking for a necklace to set off a particular outfit, you may not be able to find one in your desired colour – but there may be a beautiful antique broach instead.
Who else is bidding?
Knowledgeable buyers and collectors often attend jewellery auctions in search of a bargain. If they’re bidding on your chosen item, it’s probably because they recognize that it’s a particularly special piece – so find out the value of the item and adjust your bid accordingly!