One of the most exciting and popular ways to purchase items from us is through our auctions.
We hold major auctions each season, with smaller specialty auctions held in between.. Our auction system allows us to accommodate sellers who want to quickly sell their items without incurring the high fees or the long wait times typically associated with larger auction houses. However, our auctions still expose the items to the same high-end market and network of international buyers.
We were one of the first auction houses to conduct jewelry sales online, and we continue to offer our bidders an online bidding option. We offer three methods of bidding at auction:
1. Bid live online
Our online bidding system makes it easy to place bids anywhere around the world. A bidder must be pre-registered and approved before bidding, which can be done up to three hours before the sale (if the deadline is missed, the bidder can call 800-475-GEMS (4367) to register.
2. Telephone bidding
We have a dedicated staff of phone bidders during auctions that can bid on your behalf while consulting with you over the phone.
3. Absentee bidding
Absentee bids are flat bids, submitted in writing, up to 24 hours before an auction begins. You place your maximum bid on the bid form and one of our specialists will bid on your behalf up to your maximum. We make every effort to buy the item, on your behalf, at the lowest possible bid.