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Find exquisite jewelry, watches, fine art and collectibles at LGA’s Online Auction 29th Feb 2016

As the month draws to end, we have yet another exciting treat for all our customers. Our two-day luxury auction is set to go live on the 29th of February and will feature a wide range of jewelry, watches, fine art, handbags and vintage items. No matter what you are looking for and what your budget is, we have something for all online auction lovers.

In this post, we will take you through some of the amazing jewelry pieces that we’re auctioning. The highlight of this auction is a spectacular Halo Vintage Style Inspired Fancy Yellow and White Diamond Ring in White Gold. If you’re looking for the perfect engagement ring for the love of your life, then this is it. Bids open at $11,500 for this gorgeous ring that is worth $16,090.00.

If you’re looking for something more affordable but just as beautiful, you’re in luck. Lot 31 is an impressive Diamond Tiered Wedding Ring in 14 KT Yellow Gold. A sparkling central diamond is surrounded by seventeen brilliant diamond sides in a graduated channel bar setting. The two gold bands fit into each other to look like one ring. At an estimated price of between $910 and $1,120, this ring is a deal you don’t want to miss.

The auction will kick off with a Rectangular Jadeite and Diamond Victorian Style Ring. This cocktail style ring is a piece you don’t want to miss, especially since bids start at a mere $400. An apple green rectangular cabochon cut Jadeite Jade is surrounded by 21 glittering round brilliant cut prong set diamonds in open work basket style setting.

Our online jewelry auctions are a feast for jewelry lovers and collectors alike and this luxury online auction is no different. For details on other items, head to our upcoming auctions page. To place bids, register to become a bidder at London Gallery Auctions.


Three things to know before selling jewelry at online auctions

Selling jewelry at a brick and mortar store can sometimes be a frustrating experience. This is why online jewelry auctions are growing in popularity amongst sellers of fine jewelry. In an earlier post, we covered the basics of Selling in Jewelry Auctions Online, to help potential sellers learn how to sell jewelry auctions. Today we’re going to give you essential tips and tricks that make selling easier for you and give you the skills required to sell better.

Appraisal value versus market price

Before you put an item up for a sale, it is standard procedure to get an appraisal conducted. While the appraisal value is an indicator of what your jewelry is worth, don’t assume that this is the price your jewelry will sell for. Market factors affect the price your piece will go for (and it could even be as low as one-third of the appraisal value).

That being said, appraisals are still important in determining the value of your piece. It helps prevent buyers from taking undue advantage. More significantly, it is necessary for insurance purposes.

Sell with small auction houses

A large auction house may seem like the best bet to you, but most big auction houses don’t take pieces under a certain price. So if you’re looking to sell jewelry that is not worth a lot, selling with a small auction house is a good idea. Plus a small auction house such as London Gallery Auctions they may provide better fees and commission values.

That being said, it is important to sell with an auction house you trust and can rely on.

Trends matter

In 2011, diamond jewelry became sought after in China and India, and prices went up by 19% and all of a sudden you could sell diamonds at greater profits. Now that cocktail rings are in fashion; you can be confident about selling yours at a good price.

Keeping up with the market trends is an integral element to selling your jewelry at auctions. Your piece could be worth a lot, but if there are no buyers, you won’t sell regardless of value. Unless you need the cash urgently, you should wait to see if trends change and the jewelry you are selling comes back into fashion. This way you are likely to obtain a better price for your item than you would have when it was out of style.

When getting your jewelry appraised, you could ask the appraiser how much it might be worth in specific markets (again this won’t be the same as appraisal value). Be sure to check out how much pieces similar to yours are selling for.

Once you start selling jewelry at online auctions, you are bound to get a hang of it, and things will get easier over time. Whether you want to turn this into a full-fledged interest or just want to get some cash flowing, online auctions are a fun, hassle free way to sell jewelry.

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The three items you should buy from live auctioneers

Auctions may have once been the domain of the super rich and wealthy, but as the online auction marketplace is growing more and more people are heading to auction sites in search of items they would have traditionally purchased at a brick-and-mortar store. While it may still be worth it to head to your local mall for a shopping spree, if you’re looking for something specific it’s always a good idea to check out what live auctioneers are offering.

Everyone knows live auctioneers are where you buy art or other collectibles, but did you know there is so much else you can get at auctions for great bargains? Continue reading The three items you should buy from live auctioneers

Invaluable online auction

As the needs of auction participants are evolving rapidly so is the auction market. The most significant change in the way auctions are conducted has been the introduction of online auctions, where one can browse catalogs and bid on lots from the comfort of their home.

Invaluable online auction is the largest auction site on the internet where you can find everything from fine wines to antiquities and furniture to minerals. Invaluable is a marketplace that holds online auctions for major auction houses and helps connect buyers and sellers in the cyberspace. The best thing about online jewellery auctions is that bidders are more open to buying from small auction houses now. Invaluable’s innovative business model has allowed the company to see massive growths, with the third quarter of 2015 undergoing record-breaking growth. This is also a testament to the popularity of online auctions where more and more bidders have started participating. In fact now users can simply partake in auctions using their smartphones. Continue reading Invaluable online auction


The Consign Auction – The Internet’s Best Kept Secret Revealed

We just shared with you the best secret tips and techniques for buyers to win items at the best possible price in an auction and sellers to create listing that make sure they get the most money possible for items in an auction, now we’ll share with you the internet’s best kept secret – the consign auctions.

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Luxury Auction Secrets for Sellers

In the last section, we shared with you some tips for buyers on winning items in a luxury auction for the best price possible. Now we will reveal how sellers can make sure that they get the most money possible when listing their item for sell in a luxury auction.

This section assumes that the seller already has an account with a reputable online luxury auction house in mind to sell their items. We have discussed how both buyers and sellers can find the right luxury auction site that suits their needs, so by now you should have an idea of where you plan of listing your item.

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Auction House Secrets for Buyers

In this section, we will share with you some secret tips and techniques to get the most out of your experience when using an auction house. For buyers, we’ll will give you several top secret tips on how you can get the item you have your eye on for the best price possible. As always, buyers should have a reputable online auction house that specializes in luxury items in mind that they trust before taking part in an auction.

This is how buyers can get the most out of using an online auction house.

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The Benefits of Using a Luxury Estates Auction Company

Now that we’ve looked at all of the different items you can find in luxury online auction houses, let’s take a closer look at the benefits of a using luxury estates auction company and the process by which items find their way into luxury online auctions.

We already know that the using luxury online auction houses to buy, sell and consign items has many benefits to both buyers and sellers. When there are many different type of auction sites that people can choose to buy or sell items with, why go with a luxury estates auction company? First, let’s look at what a luxury estates auction company is and what they do.

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Can You Trust Live Online Auctions?

One question that many people have before they start using live online auctions to buy or sell luxury items is if they can trust live online auctions. This is especially important when buying or selling luxury items in live online auctions because there is usually a relatively large amount of money involved. Although most live online auctions provide a safe environment that connects buyers with sellers, there is always the exception to the rule. There are some auction houses on the internet who are unscrupulous with their money and the treatment of the people who use their auctions. This is why it is so important to find a reputable website that conducts live online auctions while keeping both buyers and sellers safe.

Here are some things to look out for if you are a buyer in live online auctions.

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What Can You Find in an Online Fine Art Auction?

The world of a fine art collector is full of surprises. You never know when or where you will stumble upon the next piece of fine art that will make its way into your art collection. It could be at an art exposition, in the home of another collector, or anywhere on the internet.

Online fine art auction sites have become an increasingly popular destination for art collectors to find new and rare pieces of art to add to their collection. But when buying art from an online auction site, what type of art will collectors be able to find?

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Rare and Collectible Coin Auctions

Coin collectors have a discerning eye and attention to detail. The wide variety of rare and collectible coins found in online coin auctions have never disappointed collectors of all sorts of coins. Whether coin collecting is one of your hobbies or you are a professional coin collector, there is no doubt that the wide array of different types of coins found in online coin auctions is alluring.

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Should I Buy, Sell or Consign in a Luxury Watch Auction?

People who love their luxury and designer watches accept no substitute for elegance, precision, and quality made time-keeping machinery. No matter what luxury or designer watch you enjoy most, a luxury watch auction at a reputable luxury auction house will have plenty of benefits for those who want to buy a new watch, sell their old watch, or simply consign their watch.

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Selling in Jewelry Auctions Online

If you have jewelry that you are considering selling, you can have it appraised and sell it to a jewelry retailer or wholesaler, but how do you know that they will give you an honest price for what it is worth? Most brick and mortar jewelry buyers pay a fraction of what the jewelry is actually worth so that they can cut a large profit. This is why jewelry auctions online is becoming so popular and profitable among people who want to sell their jewelry.

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Jewelry Auction Sites That Cosign

We’ve talked about both buying in online jewelry auctions and Selling in Jewelry Auctions Online, but what are the benefits of jewelry auction sites that consign? You already know that jewelry auction sites are the best places to buy jewelry for those who are either looking for a great deal on jewelry that would otherwise cost a fortune or simply want to add a new, rare, or unique piece of jewelry to their collection. For sellers, jewelry auction sites, can provide a relatively large amount of money by selling their unwanted jewelry in a short amount of time, but how does the seller in at jewelry auction sites know exactly how much one particular piece of jewelry is worth?

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