Gold and silver are both elemental metals and were thought to be the only precious metals until the discovery of platinum, palladium and other related metals in the 19th century. The characteristics of these metals: their colour and brilliance, their malleability, their resistance to oxidisation and above all their scarcity, made them ideally suited to the production of both currency and jewellery.
Jewellery differs from bullion not simply through its exquisite design but by the inclusion of other rare and precious materials that frequently have no application beyond ornament. Iron and flint are seldom made into jewellery though their usefulness far exceeds that of gold and rubies.
Some jewellery at auction is bought for its investment value and some for its aesthetic value. Prospective vendors are welcome to submit their jewellery for an up-to-date assessment and for inclusion in one of our regular auctions.
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Below are a few highlights, or click here to browse our Sold Lots Archive.
Cartier 750 bi-coloured gold ring composed of three bands, numbered H64827 54, dated 1997.
Sold for 320 GBP
Georg Jensen 925 silver wire work Alliance bangle, gross weight 47.4g
Sold for 300 GBP
George Jensen sterling silver neck ring with rock crystal drop pendant numbered 410, boxed.
Sold for 460 GBP
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