(W): Which upcoming jewellery auctions in 2018 are you most looking forward to?
(JW): Our Hong Kong sales! The excitement of an auction, with the wide range of jewellery offered for sale and the suspense before the hammer falls, is the reason why people want to buy with us. I’m unable to give away much information for now, but I know that we have some very exciting pieces coming up.
(W): In terms of the aesthetic that the modern jewellery auction market seems to prefer, have they been gravitating towards any specific trends?
(JW): There are many different collecting categories within an auction. There are buyers who come to auction specifically for stones, there are those who come for iconic designs, and those interested in the provenance of the jewel with our selection of Estate jewellery. Everyone’s sense of style is different, which is why we’re all unique. That’s why we try to have variety in each sale so that there’s something for everyone.
(W): Is jewellery from a particular era becoming increasingly popular?
(JW): Jewellery from the 1920s has become hugely fashionable again, particularly the bracelets and sautoirs, which buyers are finding easy to wear with contemporary couture. Brooches have also become increasingly popular in recent years, after being dismissed for a long time as old-fashioned and unwearable. Buyers today are seeing the creative potential of decorating outfits, as well as accessories, with brooches spanning the decades from the nineteenth century to the present day.