Jewellery

JEWELLERY

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. 

 

FREE VALUATION

We offer a free valuation service to people who are considering the sale of their items through our auction room. Click the button to complete our short form, and one of our experts will be in touch.

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ARTISTS & MANUFACTURERS

 

OUR SPECIALISTS

Our specialists hold valuation days every Wednesday and Saturday (am only) at our sale room in Nantwich. If you are unable to make these days, or you cannot bring your items to our sale room, please contact us and we can make alternative arrangements. You can also use our online valuation form to obtain a preliminary valuation. 

Helena Waudby

HELENA WAUDBY

E: helena@peterwilson.co.uk
T: 01270 623878

 

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