Jewellery & Watches




Our hugely successful jewellery department is run by Catriona Smith, who currently heads two eagerly awaited specialist Fine Jewellery and Watch sales a year, with the recent introduction of Catrin Jones to oversee our monthly jewellery auctions, which have an emphasis on good quality jewellery and silver to complement our existing sales calendar.  

Catriona and Catrin are both Registered Valuers® with the Jewellery Valuers Association, Catriona was a Registered Valuer with the National Association of Jewellers from 1994-2020 achieving Fellow status and Catrin from 2018 until 2020, as such they are qualified to prepare formal valuations for open market, insurance, probate, private sale, loan security, and family division purposes. 

All our specialists are available by appointment, to share their extensive knowledge with both vendors and prospective purchasers; they are able to advise, appraise and discuss pieces as diverse as antique jewellery, gemstones, pearls, jade, amber and costume jewellery.

If you are unable to visit our Stansted Mountfitchet Auction Rooms, Hertford Office or London Gallery, please have a look at our valuation day calendar when one of our team will be delighted to share their expertise and knowledge with you. Home visits can be arranged for larger collections if necessary.


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For further information on specific Jewellery collecting areas, please follow the links below.




Our specialists

Our specialists hold regular valuation days. Please contact us for more information, or complete the online form to enquire about the valuation of your items. 

Catriona Smith

Catriona Smith R.J. Dip. FJVA Registered Valuer® 20131
Jewellery Specialist | Head of Department

T 01279 817778


Catrin Jones

Catrin Jones GIA GG MJVA
Jewellery Specialist

T 01279 817778 


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News & Articles

From The Beaches of Bermuda...

A large and unusual collection of cultured freshwater pearl and organic gemstone bead necklaces consigned from a jewellers in Bermuda will be offered for sale across our forthcoming monthly Jewellery actions in March, April and May.

23 February 2022

Hollywood Royalty Comes to Sworders in the Spring

The stand-alone auction on March 2 includes more than 100 lots from the family collection of the legendary American actor Douglas Fairbanks Jr (1909-2000).

1 February 2022

Jewellery from Iconastas - The Renowned London Gallery

Our auction of Fine Jewellery and Watches on Tuesday 30 November includes items of Roman, Byzantine and Russian interest from the residual stock of Iconastas. The Piccadilly Arcade Gallery was established by Chris Martin-Zakheim and John Gaze in 1974, specialising in Russian Icons, works of art, and antiquities, until it closed its doors in 2018, having cemented a reputation as one of the industry’s leading specialists.

11 November 2021