Jewellery is one of the most popular, wide-ranging and dynamic areas of the art market. Jewellery in all our sales is appraised and catalogued by our vastly experienced, deeply knowledgeable and highly qualified specialist, Catriona Smith.
Catriona is a registered valuer with the National Association of Jewellers and is available, by appointment, to share her knowledge with both vendors and prospective purchasers. She is able to advise, appraise and discuss pieces as diverse as gemstones, jade, amber and costume jewellery, and prepare formal valuations for sale, insurance and probate purposes.
The Jewellery department is enjoying strong growth - we currently conduct two eagerly anticipated Jewellery sales a year and include carefully catalogued sections in additional sales such as our Accessories and Homes & Interiors Auctions.
For further information on specific collecting areas, please visit the pages below:
In 2008, a gemstone steeped in history came to auction at Christie’s - The Wittelsbach Diamond. It was bought by The House of Graff for a documented record price of £16.4 million.
Our specialists hold regular valuation days. Please contact us for more information, or complete the form below to enquire about the valuation of your items.
Catriona Smith - R.J. Dip, FIRV 76194 NAJ’s Institute of Registered Valuers, Fellow
Head of Jewellery
Catriona has been in the jewellery trade for over 35 years, spending 15 years working for the crown jewellers, Mappin and Webb. She is a registered valuer with the National Association of Jewellers, who through her knowledge and enthusiasm has overseen a huge expansion in our jewellery sales.
T: 01279 817778
Prudence Hopkins - BA (Hons) FGA
Jewellery and Accessories
Prudence is an Auctioneer and Jewellery Valuer at the Stansted auction rooms and Head of the Designer Handbags and Couture department. She has a BA Honours in Historical Fashion and Costume and a Diploma in Gemmology (FGA) and Diamonds (DGA) from The Gemological Association of Great Britain. During her time working in the industry she has built up an extensive knowledge in her specialism.
T: 01279 817778