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Jewelry

Jewelry

While jewelry items can be timeless accessories, specific designs and styles go in and out of vogue. Beyond personal consumer preferences, the worth of a fine piece of contemporary or estate jewelry is determined by specific measures of quality, craftsmanship, and current market demands.

The Different Types of Jewelry For Sale at Auction

The terms estate, vintage, and antique are often used interchangeably in the jewelry auction market, but their differences are important in determining the value of an item. In broad terms, estate jewelry refers to any piece that has been previously owned, regardless of its age. In order to be labeled an antique, a piece must be more than 100 years old. Antique jewelry, popular among collectors, is often handmade, making it more valuable than vintage pieces. Vintage jewelry is more than 20 yet less than 100 years old.

The Jewelry Auction Market

Dating back to the 1980s, contemporary jewelry has evolved from gold and sleek lines to colored diamonds in the 1990s as consumers became concerned with the quality and origins of gemstones. Since then, as new technologies and materials have become popular, the jewelry market has seen great innovations in both design and technique. Bracelets, earrings, rings, necklaces, loose stones, and more can regularly be found for sale at jewelry auctions, with rare and antique items continuing to fetch high sale prices year after year. One such example, the Pink Star Diamond, was sold by Sotheby's in 2017 for more than $70 million USD, while 79% of high net worth individuals said they purchased jewelry between 2017 and 2019 according to the recent UBS and Art Basel Art Market Report.

Learn more about purchasing jewelry at auction from the Invaluable Guide to Buying Jewelry and the Invaluable Guide to Jewelry Marks.

Recommended Items at Auction

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PAIRE DE PENDANTS D'OREILLES
Apr 05, 11:45 PM CEST
PAIRE DE PENDANTS D'OREILLES
by Asté Maison de ventes
Est: $800- $1,000
$1,300166 Bids
14K Gold 14.86ct Citrine 0.36ct Sapphire and 0.67ct Diamond Pendant
Aug 12, 2:15 AM EDT
14K Gold 14.86ct Citrine 0.36ct Sapphire and 0.67ct Diamond Pendant
by Stout Auctions Toy and Train Specialists
Est: $6,985- $10,002
$1001 Bid
14K Yellow Gold 16.85ct Kunzite and 11.20ct Diamond Necklace
Aug 12, 2:15 AM EDT
14K Yellow Gold 16.85ct Kunzite and 11.20ct Diamond Necklace
by Stout Auctions Toy and Train Specialists
Est: $55,258- $811,150
$1001 Bid
14k Gold 3.19ct Diamond Earrings
Aug 12, 2:15 AM EDT
14k Gold 3.19ct Diamond Earrings
by Stout Auctions Toy and Train Specialists
Est: $7,911- $12,170
$1001 Bid
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14K YELLOW GOLD 0.75CT DIAMOND RING
Feb 22, 10:00 AM EST
14K YELLOW GOLD 0.75CT DIAMOND RING
by Eldred's
Est: $7,000- $8,580
$500 Bids
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14K YELLOW GOLD 0.75CT DIAMOND RING
Feb 22, 10:00 AM EST
14K YELLOW GOLD 0.75CT DIAMOND RING
by Eldred's
Est: $7,000- $8,580
$500 Bids
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14K YELLOW GOLD 0.75CT DIAMOND RING
Feb 22, 10:00 AM EST
14K YELLOW GOLD 0.75CT DIAMOND RING
by Eldred's
Est: $7,000- $8,580
$500 Bids
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14K YELLOW GOLD 0.75CT DIAMOND RING
Feb 22, 10:00 AM EST
14K YELLOW GOLD 0.75CT DIAMOND RING
by Eldred's
Est: $7,000- $8,580
$500 Bids
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14K YELLOW GOLD 0.75CT DIAMOND RING
Feb 22, 10:00 AM EST
14K YELLOW GOLD 0.75CT DIAMOND RING
by Eldred's
Est: $7,000- $8,580
$500 Bids
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Blue Glass Bead Necklace String
Mar 08, 10:00 AM EST
Blue Glass Bead Necklace String
by Eldred's
Est: $20- $30
$50 Bids
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Mixed Pendant Group
Mar 08, 10:00 AM EST
Mixed Pendant Group
by Eldred's
Est: $50- $70
$50 Bids
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Blue Glass Bead Necklace String
Mar 08, 10:00 AM EST
Blue Glass Bead Necklace String
by Eldred's
Est: $20- $30
$50 Bids
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Mixed Pendant Group
Mar 08, 10:00 AM EST
Mixed Pendant Group
by Eldred's
Est: $50- $70
$50 Bids
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Pearl and Rhinestone Costume Jewelry
Mar 29, 10:00 AM EDT
Pearl and Rhinestone Costume Jewelry
by Eldred's
Est: $25- $75
$250 Bids
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Silver Tone Costume Earrings & Necklace
Mar 29, 10:00 AM EDT
Silver Tone Costume Earrings & Necklace
by Eldred's
Est: $25- $50
$250 Bids
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Rhinestone Bracelets & Earrings
Mar 29, 10:00 AM EDT
Rhinestone Bracelets & Earrings
by Eldred's
Est: $25- $75
$250 Bids
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Gold Tone Costume Jewelry
Mar 29, 10:00 AM EDT
Gold Tone Costume Jewelry
by Eldred's
Est: $25- $75
$250 Bids
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Christmas Holiday Costume Jewelry
Mar 29, 10:00 AM EDT
Christmas Holiday Costume Jewelry
by Eldred's
Est: $25- $50
$250 Bids
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Rhinestone Bracelets & Earrings
Mar 29, 10:00 AM EDT
Rhinestone Bracelets & Earrings
by Eldred's
Est: $25- $75
$250 Bids
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Gold Tone Costume Jewelry
Mar 29, 10:00 AM EDT
Gold Tone Costume Jewelry
by Eldred's
Est: $25- $75
$250 Bids
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Pearl and Rhinestone Costume Jewelry
Mar 29, 10:00 AM EDT
Pearl and Rhinestone Costume Jewelry
by Eldred's
Est: $25- $75
$250 Bids
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Christmas Holiday Costume Jewelry
Mar 29, 10:00 AM EDT
Christmas Holiday Costume Jewelry
by Eldred's
Est: $25- $50
$250 Bids
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Silver Tone Costume Earrings & Necklace
Mar 29, 10:00 AM EDT
Silver Tone Costume Earrings & Necklace
by Eldred's
Est: $25- $50
$250 Bids
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Rhinestone Bracelets & Earrings
Mar 29, 10:00 AM EDT
Rhinestone Bracelets & Earrings
by Eldred's
Est: $25- $75
$250 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Jewelry


Stout Auctions Toy and Train Specialists

Stout Auctions Toy and Train Specialists

Eldred's

Eldred's

Asté Maison de ventes

Asté Maison de ventes

Weschler's

Weschler's