the fellows award horology jewellery

The Fellows Award: Horology & Jewellery

What is a Fellows Award? We are proud to sponsor two awards at Birmingham College University’s School of Jewellery each year. The awards reflect two main areas of the school…

american civil war brooch sells at auction

American Civil War Brooch Sells at Auction

A brooch given by an American Unionist General sold in our Antique & Modern Jewellery auction in August 2016. General Robert Stuart fought in the American Civil War and gave…

maundy money history significance and value

Maundy money: history, significance and value

What Royal Maundy? The Royal Maundy is a Christian religious ceremony that takes place in The Church of England. Taking place during the Easter holy week on Maundy Thursday, the…

talk to me about self winding watches

Talk to me about self-winding watches…

Kes Crockett | Watch Department One of the great things about the watch world is its variety. There’s something for everyone. Tiny watches on leather straps, watches that live in…

the chanel flap bag

The Chanel Flap Bag

With a history dating back to the 1920s, the Chanel flap bag is iconic. Worn by princesses, actors, and women all over the world, the Chanel flap has never gone…

is shopping good for the environment

Is shopping good for the environment?

No – but what can we do to change that? The answer is shopping sustainably. It has been widely reported that the fashion industry accounts for about 8-10% of carbon…

bangles worn at cannes up for auction this week

Bangles Worn at Cannes Up for Auction This Week

Three separate cuff bangles commissioned for the 2013 Cannes Film Festival are going under the hammer in Birmingham this week. An Eddie Borgo cuff bangle, worn by model Izabel Goulart,…

spitfire pilots caterpillar club brooch up for auction

Spitfire Pilot’s Caterpillar Club Brooch Up for Auction

A Spitfire pilot’s Caterpillar Club brooch is going under the hammer in our upcoming jewellery auction. The 9ct gold red enamel brooch – awarded to Sgt. W. H. T. Farmer…

colour and curves recognising a boivin jewel

Colour and Curves: Recognising a Boivin Jewel

By Georgina Izzard For a jewellery house that created some of Paris’ most celebrated and influential jewellery for more than eight decades, the jewels of maison René Boivin are still…

rolex everose highlights may luxury watch sale

Rolex Everose Highlights May Luxury Watch Sale

A magnificent Rolex 18ct Everose gold Oyster Perpetual Day-Date highlights our May Luxury Watch Sale. Rolex Everose The Everose is one of the most elegant Rolex watches we have ever…