A gold mine of presents – McTear’s festive auctions 2019

No matter how hard we try, it’s inevitable that there will be a few last minute presents to buy come late December! Have you considered buying at auction? Avoid the rush of the city centre by using our onsite car park and relax in our licensed café.

McTear’s warmly invites you to enjoy the buzz of the Jewellery Auction, which take place on Sunday 15 December.  Join Natasha Raskin-Sharp as she takes charge of the gavel for this exciting auction!




The Watches Auction, another excellent ‘mine’ of presents’ takes place on Tuesday 17 December. Can’t make it along? You can leave a commission bid or bid live online. If you need advice, please contact our friendly specialists on 0141 810 2880, or come along to the viewing days, commencing Thursday 12 December, 10am.


Enjoy scrolling through a selection of the top present picks from these festive auctions as chosen by Sarah Fergusson, Head of Jewellery, Watches and Coins.

Lot 262 in The Jewellery Auction is a pair of very wearable tanzanite stud earrings. This gem is fairly rare, having only been discovered around 40 years ago. Priced at £50-80, these make an ideal gift for a friend or loved one. Lot 264 is an Art Deco diamond and gem set ring. Very versatile, it may be a dress ring but it is subtle enough to be worn every day. The estimate is £80-120.


Lot 268 is something a little different – this striking and generous diamond bangle is estimated at £3500-5500. Remember you can buy presents for yourself too!



Lot 293 is a beautiful Edwardian style sapphire and diamond ring. This one really stands out, estimated at £1500-2500 and really is an opportunity not to be missed.



Lot 753 is an ideal gift. This lady’s Cartier Santos wrist watch is striking and yet not too much, one to be worn with pride every day. Estimate £700-1000.



Lot 769 is one for the vintage watch enthusiast. This 1960s Omega really ticks the boxes, it needs a little work but nothing an enthusiast would shy away from. £250-350.



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