Christmas Picks

Stuck for gift ideas, or feel like treating yourself? Biddle & Webb’s 9th December Interiors auction has a fantastic array of jewellery, fine art, antiques and collectibles that would make the perfect gift to yourself or a loved one this festive season. Here are our top ten prezzie ideas: Lot: 1 How about this elegant…

Jaw dropping Jewels

Gemstones, jewels and diamond rings, pearls and all manner of shiny things – Biddle & Webb Auctioneers has seen its fair share of stunning pieces of Jewellery. As the year marches on we thought we would reflect on some of the more impressive pieces of Jewellery that have graced our salerooms in 2017. Whilst we…

Amber Alert!

Amber has been causing quite a stir in auction salerooms for the last few years and currently certain amber is selling for roughly the same price as 22ct gold. Formed from fossilised resin of ancient trees, at the grand old age of between 15 and 300 million years, it is mind-boggling to think that even…

Announcing Biddle & Webb’s qualified Gemmologist, Jennifer Pardoe

I should have known from my penchant for everything sparkly that I was always destined to work in the world of jewellery. I am extremely grateful to Biddle & Webb for giving me the opportunity and support to study my Gemmology qualifications with the Gemmological Association of Great Britain. Now as a qualified Gemmologist it…

April 8th Interiors Sale

Auction catalogue: April 8th Interiors Sale, 10am Lot: 94  Estimate: £400 to £600 An 18ct yellow gold ruby and diamond line bracelet, set alternately with round cut rubies and round brilliant cut diamonds aeach set in an articulated link, hallmarked with a Sheffield import mark for 1997, length approx. 18.5cm, weight approx. 13.9g. Lot: 82…

Inside the Jewellery Box

Jewellery is a funny topic, in a sense that it creates such an emotional attachment unlike any other object. Granted there is an underlying material value which ultimately makes it desirable, but still, sentimentality outweighs this entirely in most cases. I’m taking a look inside some of Biddle & Webb’s staff’s jewellery boxes to uncover…

Review: Understanding Watches at Assay Office Birmingham

Assay Office Birmingham, established in 1773, is not only the heart of the jewellery industry in Birmingham, but offers folk the opportunity to learn more about the intriguing world of hallmarking and valuations through their Anchorcert Academy day courses. Last month I took part in the ‘Understanding Watches’ day course at Assay Office Birmingham to…

DIAMONDS ARE A GIRLS BEST FRIEND

Buying jewellery at auction can often be a fun experience leading to you owning a unique piece of jewellery unlike anything you would purchase on the high street. Here at Biddle & Webb our June 5th fine jewellery sale is full of beautifully cut diamond rings, something which excites our jewellery expert Jennifer Pardoe. Buying…