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Demographics

Online

“In 2016, almost one in four jewellery lots was purchased online at Bonhams (24%) compared to one in seven (15%) in 2013.“

Bullion prices

“High gold prices didn’t move the needle in a major way. It impacted the prices of items valued only for their gold content but what we have now is a market that is more discerning.“

Popular forms

“Brooches can be difficult but only those from a period that is out of fashion. In terms of wearability they are not on a par with earrings, a ring or a necklace.“

Value for money

“Some 1950s jewellery still has some way to go. It is good quality, stylish and of its period.“