Valuer Jackie Rothwell is our highly knowledgeable jewellery, silver and watches expert. When it comes to jewellery, Jackie’s expertise covers a broad range of periods and styles from antique to costume, vintage and modern.
The old proverb ‘all that glitters is not gold’ sums up the task she faces as she appraises thousands of pieces of jewellery requiring her expert view in any given year. From individual items to collections to family heirlooms and many pieces with a personal story. The finer pieces are entered into our bi-monthly specialist auctions while other items will find a home in one of our weekly auctions, which regularly feature sections of jewellery with attractive estimates.
Expect to find jewellery dating from the Georgian to Victorian and Edwardian periods in our specialist auctions - anything from a stunning diamond dress ring, which will make over a thousand pounds, to a string of amber beads and an enamelled cigarette case with a fantastic example of Art Deco design. It’s also the place for great names like Cartier, Tiffany & Co, Van Cleef & Arpels, Garrards, Georg Jensen, De Beers, Chanel, Christian Dior, Haskell and Schiaparelli and more.
Jackie also values costume jewellery, items dating from the 18th Century onwards, and including paste and mourning jewellery, pinchbeck, cut steel, enamel, Arts & Crafts styles, plastic, diamante, and 1980’s bling, to name but a few. They will make their way into the general auction to be a brilliant find for someone looking to dazzle at a reasonable price.
Quality jewellery continues to achieve excellent prices through our saleroom and Jackie will ensure your item is put in front of the most appropriate buying audience.
Items from single pieces to whole collections can be brought in for Jackie to value.