How To Find The Perfect Piece of Jewellery

Wednesday, 3rd May 2017

Try on as many different styles as possible!

It is important to get an idea of what colour metal, stones and designs suit you – so use our viewing days at Marchington and Bond Street to try out as many styles and variations that appeal to you so you can see which styles complement you perfectly.

[group image of types of rings – single stones, crossovers, clusters, open rings, shapes of stones]

Make sure you know the size of the piece you are after.

The measurements in our descriptions are there to help you to sort through which lots are right for you. However if you are unsure of your ring size, assistance with this can be offered at our viewing events.

For chains and necklaces, think about where you want the chain and pendant to sit. Here is a rough guide to lengths:

Length (inches)Length (cm)Where the piece will sit
1230.5Collar
1640.5Choker
1845 - 46Décolleté
2461Sternum

Gain an idea of the Gemstones you are after

Birthstones, anniversary stones, favourite colours, and fashion trends can all affect the type and colour of gemstone you may be interested in. If you are after a piece to wear daily, try and think about the colours of gemstones that will complement, and not clash with the rest of your collection.

Consider the type of gemstone you are after. More fragile gemstones, such as opals, tanzanites and zircon, work better in necklaces and earrings as they are less likely to be knocked when worn than when set in a ring or a bracelet. Softer stones are liable to scratch over time especially through continued wear, so consider this when looking for a ring that will be worn daily. Tougher stones, such as diamond, sapphire, topaz and quartz can withstand higher levels of wear and so are good choices for everyday jewellery.

Bid, bid, bid!

Once you have decided about the lot you want, make sure you monitor our bidding platform to ensure you do not miss out! Careful checking of the website particularly on the last day of the sale should secure your desired lot! If you are unsuccessful, do not be disheartened! Our auctions feature a wealth of jewellery weekly, so there is always the chance to try again.

Check out our upcoming watch auctions which offer a full range of fashion watches to high end luxury classics.

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