Sunday 14 January @ 1pm
McTear's first Jewellery sale of the year takes place on Sunday 14 January @ 1pm. Specialist Sarah Cotter tells us about the auction, her favourite picks and gives tips to bidders.
Tell us about this sale
McTear’s January auction is an interesting one with a significant number of Victorian and Edwardian items. Always very popular these items usually exceed their auction estimates mostly selling to bidders in the room and online. There are also many modern pieces that are sure to please bidders including diamond, tanzanite and topaz items. There are also 55 diamond solitaire rings for those looking to propose on Valentine’s Day!
Pick a favourite lot in this sale
That’s an impossible task to give someone with a passion for older jewellery but I will attempt it. Lot 1 is a standout item, the Edwardian diamond set brooch pendant, a very showy yet wearable item this is sure to do well with an estimate of £250-350. Lot 10 is a pair of art deco jade earrings, always popular with international online bidders these are sure to exceed their estimate of £150-250. From the more modern items who can resist a good solitaire? Lot 71 is good example as it is accompanied by a certificate for the stone that is 1.61 carats, colour E.
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, 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.