The image above shows the Third Imperial Egg created by Faberge for Tsar Alexander III as an 1887 Easter gift for his wife Tsarina Maria Feodorovna. It was thought to be lost to history until purchased by a scrap dealer at a jumble sale for US$14,000. It subsequently sat on a kitchen shelf for years until he worked out what it was. The egg was sold for an amount in the vicinity of US$30 million.
The reality is an occurrence like that may happen once in a generation.
However, a well organised and well bid auction is an outstanding way of releasing capital from any precious jewels you no longer wear.
I am now consigning items for our forthcoming Spring Jewellery Auctions. I am looking to consign every level of jewellery; from silver and semi-precious stones to fine diamonds and handmade pieces. So, with a high gold price and a buoyant auction market, now is the time to determine which of your little treasures you would like to rehome.
If you live in a regional centre, I would be happy to organise a jewellery valuation day in your town. I will bring my microscope, scales and other gemmological equipment in order to provide an accurate appraisal for any piece you might like to show me. I will be able to consign your jewels on the day and take them back to Sydney. As usual, your jewels will be covered by my insurance whilst they are in my care.
If you’re one of our city clientele then now is the time to go through your jewellery box and see if you have any items you would like to set free. I would be happy to provide you with an appraisal here in our showroom.