Fellows Auctioneers has announced that it is returning with its first live public auction since lockdown began, taking place at Fellows’ Jewellery Quarter sale room in Birmingham.

The auction will take place on 23 July, exactly four months after lockdown began, and the auctioneer will be offering pieces with a total valuation of more than £1.2 million.

The auction will include the sale of modern, vintage, designer, and rare jewellery, with viewings possible at Fellows’ premises in both London and its native Birmingham.


London viewings are possible 14-15 July, while the catalogue will be on display in Birmingham 18 and 21-23 July. Online viewings via Zoom can also be arranged by request.

The 448-lot sale will be overseen by auctioneer and managing director Stephen Whittaker.

He commented: “After four months with only timed auctions, we are thrilled to be re-starting our live auction calendar with our biggest Fine Jewellery auction of the year. We hope that this sale will be the perfect building block on the back of many timed sales which have received record registrants and attention. We have rigorous health and safety procedures in place to ensure that the sale day is safe and efficient whilst offering the perfect auction experience.”

Fellows’ website is currently listing the full catalogue, with brands on show including Cartier, Tiffany & Co., and Van Cleef & Arpels.

It includes pieces such as: a platinum old-cut diamond single-stone ring (lot 209), of 8.07cts with an estimate of £90,000 – £140,000; and an impressive platinum old-cut pear-shaped diamond single-stone ring (lot 208), of 5.28cts with an estimate of £80,000 – £120,000.

The auction will include a number of safety measures, including a limit on the room’s capacity, as well as the encouragement of bids via phone and internet.

Fellows’ Stephen Whittaker featured in the latest edition of PJ Talks, where he spoke about the company’s success during lockdown. See below:

PJ TALKS: Fellows Auctioneers finds success in lockdown with bidding boom


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