Sunday 10 December & Monday 11 December
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McTear's final jewellery auction this year will be conducted over two days, on Sunday 10 and Monday 11 December, at 1pm each day.
Specialist Sarah Cotter tells us about the auction, her favourite picks and gives tips to bidders.
Tell us about this sale
December's Jewellery auction marks a fantastic finale to the department's calendar, featuring over 700 lots to be sold over two days. Whether you are looking to treat yourself or someone else, there is an array of jewellery on offer for everyone, with estimates ranging from over £30,000 to under £200.
Pick a favourite lot in this sale
This is not an easy task, given the range of unique and stunningly beautiful pieces. The magnificent ten carat heart shaped diamond solitaire ring has to be the one however - it is lot 404 and right at the start of Day Two (Monday 11 December). Such items are rare to auction, especially those with such impressive retail replacement values.
Estimated £35,000 - £40,000
Can I view the auction in person?
All live auctions at McTear's have scheduled viewing days, usually with a minimum of two days prior to each specialist auction. Viewing details are available in the online catalogue.
How do I request a condition report and how long will it take to send to me?
For a number of our specialist sales, condition reports are provided on our website. Additional information can also be requested by clicking the 'report request' button in each lot description.
How do I pay for an item I’ve bought?
You will receive an invoice, sent by email, immediately following the completion of the auction. You can then pay by secure online payment, by bank transfer, or in person using a credit or debit card.
If I buy an item and want to pick up in person when are you open?
We are open for collection Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm, and Saturday 9.30am - 12 noon.
What delivery options are there?
Whilst we don’t offer an in-house service for collection and shipping, we do recommend a number of trusted local service providers. Shipping information >>
When should I expect the lot I’m interested in to come up?
The sale starts at 1pm each day (Sunday 10 & Monday 11 December), and we typically get through 100 lots an hour. If you are bidding live online, you can set an alarm to alert you when the live bidding begins for a lot you’re interested in. You can set an alarm for any lot from within the bidding screen once the auction begins.
What if I can’t make it to the live auction?
You can easily place a maximum bid in advance of the auction via the online catalogue on this website. You can also bid live online in realtime.
New to auctions?
Why not use our easy step by step guide to buying and selling at McTear’s here.