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SallyB

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I didn’t find a recent thread about upcoming (and ongoing) jewelry auctions so I thought I would start one! :wavey:
Hopefully this is OK.

Here’s an auction that starts tomorrow, May 14. I haven’t purchased from Hindman’s. If anyone else has, please share your experience/tips, or even point out auction items others may like.

And please add to this list if you so desire as you come across interesting auctions!

May 14 - Hindman’s Fine and Important Jewelry Auction:

 
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prs

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You might have more response if you started a similar thread in the "Show Me The Bling" forum.
 

SallyB

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Hmm...good point @prs. Although I‘m realizing most PSers don’t seem to buy from the larger auction houses like Sotheby’s, Christie’s, or even Hindman’s, etc. At least I don’t see many posts about purchases from these houses.

I haven’t purchased from them either, although I have sold a few higher end furniture items. Maybe they’re considered overpriced places to buy jewelry? The buyer’s premiums tend to be high. Anyway, maybe I’ll just let it go...
 
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prs

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I buy from Heritage, and Bonhams, but for Bonhams it's only their LA sales. I find the high end auction houses, including Bonhams NY and HK, usually have brand name pieces with the full premiums those brands demand. Too rich for my blood, but I do find there can be pretty good buys at both Heritage and Bonhams in LA.

I looked at the Hindman sale and it looked like they might be OK. Right now the auction houses are just testing the market with on-line only sales, so perhaps sellers are not yet ready to risk their better pieces.
 

SallyB

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It will be interesting to see if the volume of jewelry going up for auction increases dramatically over the next several months. Or for that matter, the volume of antique/vintage pieces going up for sale on eBay, Etsy, Ruby Lane, etc.
 
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