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Did You Know You Can Find These 5 Types Of Jewelry At Auction?

Friday, July 12th, 2019
buying antique jewelry at auction

Jewelry is a timeless, go-to gift. If you plan on buying your significant other jewelry for a present, you have many options. You could go to a store to buy a new piece or you could try antique stores for something older. Before you decide on where to go, consider looking into local auctions. These events often have vintage and antique jewelry that is one-of-a-kind.

Birthstone jewelry

If you are unsure of what gemstone or style to go for, a piece with your loved one’s birthstone is a great option. These are special, but not so unique that they are customized to someone else. If you go to an auction, you could find vintage or antique rings, pendants, or bracelets with birthstones.


It may not seem like a special gift, but earrings could be a good choice for your loved one. You can find a variety of pieces at an auction, including simple studs to detailed, antique dangle earrings that you’ll never find in stores. Also, you will often get a better deal on higher-quality jewelry.

Classic jewelry

If your loved one prefers a more understated look, you are sure to find something for them at auction. Diamond studs, gemstone tennis bracelets, and pearl jewelry are just some of the pieces that are common at antique and estate auctions. These can all be worn for work, with casual outfits, and at upscale events.

Pins and brooches

This style of jewelry is classic, but not often worn in today’s modern culture. Still, it is perfect for your loved one if they prefer a classic, vintage look. Even if they have never worn something like this before, it can be good to consider giving a pin or brooch as a gift anyway. Just be sure that it is a design they enjoy, like their favorite animal or something significant shared between you.

Engagement rings

Your first choice for engagement rings may not be an auction, but it is worth a try to view some auction catalogs before going for something new. These events offer beautiful pieces at fair prices, which is something new stores won’t offer. You can even find sets at auction, which will help you save significantly.

Tips for buying jewelry at auction

Before going to an auction to buy jewelry, there are some things you should know. It will be helpful to keep these tips in mind before and during the event.

  • Keep your loved one in mind the whole time. It can be tempting to spend your money on everything that is going for a good price. Remembering your goal can keep you on track.
  • Do some research first. Look at the auction catalog to compare past prices on the jewelry you are interested in.
  • Make sure the piece you buy is exactly what you want. You should be able to inspect the jewelry before the auction.
  • Know the rules of the auction before it starts.
  • Arrive early to make sure any questions you have will be answered.
  • Set a budget and stick to it. Auctions are exciting so it can be easy to go overboard.

Estate and antique auctions in Texas

If you are looking for unique and special gifts for your loved ones, High Plains Auctioneers can help. We offer a variety of events, including estate and antique auctions. Give us a call at (806) 244-6776 or Contact Us by Email to learn more. Don’t forget to check out our Upcoming Auctions to see what we will have available soon!