Unwanted jewellery to sell? Sparkling gems or sensational silver uncovered in lockdown? Well, now is a perfect time to sell and everything can be arranged from the comfort of your armchair courtesy of Kate Bliss.
While lockdown is in force, Hansons' jewellery consultant Kate is offering FREE virtual jewellery and silver valuations through FaceTime, WhatApp, Skype or Zoom - choose whichever you prefer. You can also email images and information to the popular TV personality for assessment.
Kate, a fellow of the Gemmological Association specialising in jewellery covering antique and vintage items to contemporary pieces, said: “I understand current restrictions make valuations of jewellery and silver very difficult. However, Hansons has adapted to the changing times and our flexible virtual valuations mean we can continue to offer clients easy access to important sales advice and the opportunity to consign items to auction safely and efficiently.
"Everything can be arranged without you taking a step out of the safety of your home. I will be delighted to assist in any way I can. Jewellery, silver and gold prices have excelled in the last 12 months and auctions are booming despite lockdown. In difficult economic times, people like to invest in tangible assets. Also, people have more time on their hands to browse our online auction catalogues and can bid remotely from anywhere in the world."
Charles Hanson, owner of Hansons, added: "Thanks to Kate's expertise, buoyant prices and the convenience of Hansons' online-only sales and in-house packaging and delivery services, there has never been a better time to sell your jewellery, silver and watches at Hansons.
"I lead our jewellery sales on the auction rostrum and we have 25,000 registers buyers on our bidding platforms, all keen to buy and battle for items."
Kate, a familiar face on TV's Bargain Hunt, is renowned for her expertise and can assess all types of jewellery, antique and vintage, silver and watches.
How to consign
In the first instance, please email images of your items to [email protected] copying in [email protected] to discuss current market value. Kate will then arrange a virtual valuation by either FaceTime, WhatApp, Skype or Zoom. Items can then be posted to Hansons headquarters for final assessment with a view to consignment to auction.