Posted on: 9 January 2023

Art Deco Delights: November 2022

The November Fine Art & Antiques Auction was our final event of the 2022 calendar and rounded off the year on a high with top prices from the jewellery section and a few surprises along the way. The top hammer prices of the day came from a two-carat diamond solitaire ring which sold for £7500 and an Art Deco sapphire and diamond ring which realised £6000, amongst a string of further estimate-busting results. “As our final auction before Christmas, we were not surprised by the flurry of interest!” says jewellery specialist Helena Waudby. “This auction had a wide breath of jewellery to suit every taste, and the appetite for vintage and antique jewellery has been strong over the last-twelve months.

An Art Deco sapphire and diamond ring, SOLD for £6,000

“There are several reasons for this; gold and silver prices remain considerably higher than pre-2020 figures, as more people seek to invest in precious metal in uncertain times. Further, the size of the market has increased – more and more people are dipping their toes into the world of auction for the first time, and it seems a lot of them are looking for antique jewellery. It’s not just diamonds and big gemstones that are selling well – everything across the jewellery spectrum from costume and modern pieces to antique treasures are enjoying buoyant sales and the run-up to Christmas provides further momentum for rising prices.

“A large amount of people have neglected or overlooked pieces lingering at the back of drawers and in jewellery boxes, which could be quietly generating a surprising amount of value. My advice to anyone with jewellery or watches which you have long been meaning to get valued is to do so now – don’t miss out on the market high!”

Christina Trevanion inspecting diamond solitaire

As another auction year draws to a close at Trevanion Auctioneers, Managing Partner Christina Trevanion has been reflecting on 2022, and looking forward to 2023 “We have really enjoyed welcoming people back to our salerooms here in Whitchurch throughout the year, prices have remained high and the market is buoyant as our conscientious buyers focus on more sustainable-friendly investment purchases. We are looking forward to another fantastic year at Trevanion Auctioneers as we build on the successes that we have seen throughout 202. 2 our first auction of 2023 offers a fantastic selection for our buyers and we look forward to welcoming BBC Bargain Hunt to film with us at our February auction with Associate Director Ashley Jones at the helm!’.

Call 01948 800202 or email to book a free, no-obligation valuation appointment.