The history of the pieces I’ve been instructed to sell never ceases to astound and delight me; be it inherited jewellery, bank collections in London where I’ve sold fabulous diamonds alongside gold jewellery or just a single piece of vintage or modern jewellery. The charming ladies and gentlemen I’ve met over the years are just as joyful as the stories they’ve told me, all of which are fascinating. That’s why I love my profession. Reflecting on some of my gratefully received reviews makes me feel very touched and proud of the comments received. Many reviews shown have been about research, selling or being instructed to sell high end vintage or diamond jewellery whether it be diamond rings, diamond cluster brooches or fine diamond Riviere necklaces, one of the most popular and enduring styles of necklace to come out of the Georgian period. Over the many years I’ve sold exquisite pieces of gold and platinum jewellery ranging from classic Cartier to modern Kutchinsky to a single bar brooch! All of these are still sought after by collectors however high or low in value.
An example is of two delightful ladies from Surrey who contacted me August 2017
The above clients contacted me by phone requesting a meeting, they drove down to Sussex to visit me at my office where they instructed me to sell their diamond and gold jewellery privately. I researched and appraised the items and they were absolutely delighted with the overall sale.
I’m going to share some further details on one of the pieces I sold on their behalf which was a bangle: (permission given by the client); to be precise: a late Victorian oval hinged rose hollow double bangle with an old cut diamond set crossover top section set with a cultured pearl centre.
The colour of the diamond was 1-J, the clarity was VS/S1 and the cut was “old cut” and “rose cut”, the pearl was light cream in colour, the lustre – medium and the gold bangle itself was 15ct yellow gold – not hallmarked, the weight was 20.9 grams. I sourced a private collector, much to the delight of my clients and shown below is the bangle and their review.
He is a man of his word and he delivered all that he promised!
"We were bequeathed extremely high end diamond/ gold jewellery and signed pieces and approached top jewellers and auctioneers (being somewhat out of our depth and new to the selling procedure for expert appraisals/ valuations). However, before selling, we felt we needed another expert appraisal and contacted Vernon - what good fortune that was! After asking him to sell our jewellery, We received excellent service, a far better return than expected and all with no hidden charges. From beginning to end, he was attentive and reassuring. He operates in a friendly, hospitable way which made doing business with him a pleasure. He is a man of his word and he delivered all that he promised!"
Lynn D - Surrey