Lyon & Turnbull, operating since 1826, is a leading light in the jewellery auction business based in Edinburgh, London and Glasgow. Our team of specialists - including gemmologists Ruth Davis FGA DGA based in Edinburgh and Charlotte Peel GG based in London - travel all over the UK to see clients. They have extensive knowledge and experience of the current jewellery market, an essential combination necessary for successful sales in both antique and modern jewellery. Our auction team are experts in Victorian and Edwardian jewellery, diamonds, sapphires, rubies and emeralds, and designers from the classic Cartier, Boucheron, Bulgari and Tiffany, to the modern, innovative designers such as Andrew Grima, Wendy Ramshaw and Elizabeth Gage.
Our jewellery auctions are renowned for their wide reach. With over six dedicated jewellery auctions a year in the UK and online, including two showcase events in central London, our expert team will be able to give you the specialist service required to achieve outstanding results. Regular pre-auction viewings are available in our Edinburgh and London salerooms. Information on upcoming viewings can be found on our website auction listings page or by signing up to our mailing list.
Our auction specialists can offer complimentary jewellery auction valuations both online and in person. Alternatively, why not visit one of our jewellery valuation days, which take place regularly in Edinburgh, Glasgow, London and other parts of the UK. Our specialists can offer the best advice on how and when to sell. Get in touch today.
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With a permanent presence in Edinburgh, Glasgow, London, our jewellery auctions currently take place six times a year, featuring fine antique and modern jewellery. We are a well-known and respected auction house in the UK with highly trained jewellery specialists on hand to help you through the auction buying process. Whether you are looking to add to your fine jewellery collection or to obtain an excellent price for a pair of antique earrings, our online and in-person auctions offer you access to one-of-a-kind jewellery.
Buying jewellery at a Lyon & Turnbull auction is a simple process. Register for an account, view online or in-person, and bid on your favourite pieces live, online when the time comes. We understand that often nothing beats the excitement of a saleroom so we live-stream every auction so you can enjoy the live auction experience from anywhere in the world.
Our jewellery specialists receive some of the most beautiful and unusual antique jewellery in the world. With access to unique, one-of-a-kind pieces from Cartier, Chanel, Charles de Temple and John Donald and Scottish names such as Hamilton & Inches and Sheila Fleet, Lyon & Turnbull auctions are a treasure trove waiting to be discovered. For complete peace of mind, we offer pre-auction viewings in our Edinburgh, Glasgow and London locations prior to auction, allowing you to see the jewellery in person and have your questions answered.
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Sell your jewellery with Lyon & Turnbull and receive access to an international network of buyers, a dedicated and professional specialist team on hand to help every step of the way and the chance to obtain the highest market value for your piece. Simply follow our three step jewellery valuation process below.
Fill in the estimate form below with photographs and as much information as possible, and we will match you with a relevant specialist.
A department specialist will be in touch within a few days to offer an auction valuation and further information on how to easily consign at auction.
Your item will be expertly catalogued and marketed to our extensive database, all designed to help you receive the best price at auction.
You can arrange a consignment appointment at at a location near you or by telephoning us on on +44 131 557 8844. We would be delighted to meet with you to discuss any consignment opportunity in person.
We are pleased to offer a complimentary auction valuation service. In some cases, where the item does not meet Lyon & Turnbull's selling criteria, we will not be able to advise on the provenance or potential price the piece may sell for elsewhere.
If you are happy with your auction estimate, our specialists will advise on a suitable auction date and next steps. Once a consignment document has been completed, we will arrange the shipping or drop off of any items, catalogue the pieces and prepare to market them across our extensive network.
Once you have received your auction estimate, your specialist will agree the terms of sale. This is typically a percentage of the hammer price of your consigned item when it sells at auction.
No, there is no obligation to sell with us once you receive your auction estimate.
Prior to auction, our specialist team will be in touch to advise you of the confirmed date of sale, reconfirm the estimate and reserve prices and lot number of your item.
Around three weeks prior, the auction will go online which can be found on our Forthcoming Auctions page. On sale day, you can view the auction in our relevant saleroom or watch online via our website.
Any settlement will be arranged typically 28 days post sale by BACS (if requested) or cheque.
Should your item not sell, your specialist will be in touch to discuss all options available.
Our experienced jewellery valuation team are amongst the best in the business. As the value of jewellery changes so regularly, we advise you to contact us and have your pieces valued every three years. Our auction specialists can also provide information about the value of your precious jewellery, whether you are looking for insurance or for probate purposes. You can discuss your jewellery valuation online with our specialists, who can provide information on likely timescales and next steps. Contact them today to find out more about Lyon & Turnbull's jewellery valuation services.
Whether you are looking for an online or in-person jewellery valuation, we have something to suit you. You can meet our expert team of valuers in our Edinburgh, London and Glasgow locations or make an appointment to meet at a time and place to suit you.
0131 557 8844
Pay a visit to our historic saleroom on Broughton Place, Edinburgh. Just moments away from Queen Street and the St James Quarter our saleroom is home to our extensive team of auction specialists, office staff and logistics teams. Referred to as “the most beautiful saleroom in Britain,” allow our team of jewellery specialists to expertly value your jewellery and discuss the auction process.
0207 930 9115
Our central London gallery at 22 Connaught Street, near Hyde Park, is home to our jewellery expert Charlotte Peel GG. Charlotte and her team host monthly jewellery valuation days in our London gallery, where you can enjoy a complimentary jewellery valuation in luxury surroundings. The team will guide you through the jewellery auction process should you wish to consign.
0141 333 1992
Our Glasgow Gallery is located in the heart of the city at number 182, Bath Street. With nearby parking or easily accessible by bus or train, our Gallery hosts regular complimentary jewellery valuation days with gemmologist Ruth Davis. The team will advise on what your item of jewellery could make at auction and guide you through the simple consignment process should you wish to sell.