Jewellery & Watches

Jewellery & Watches

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.



On View: November 2018


Click here to view the latest illustrated page turner catalogue


Sworders Fine Jewellery and Watches - 20 November 2018


Learn more

For further information on specific collecting areas, please visit the pages below:



A Historical Diamond: The Wittelsbach-Graff


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.



The Wittelsbach-Graff Diamond



Our specialists

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

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

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 Gemology Diploma from The Gemological Association of Great Britain. During her time working in the industry she has built up an extensive knowledge in fine and decorative arts.

T: 01279 817778

Request a valuation

If you're considering the sale of your items, we are happy to offer a free online valuation service. Please fill out the form and press the 'Submit' button below. Expect to hear from the appropriate valuer as soon as possible.

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Fine Jewellery and Watches
Fine Jewellery and Watches

Tuesday, 11th June 2019 10:00
Last consignment: Friday, 12th April 2019



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