We cannot recommend visiting a Sotheby’s Fine Jewellery Sale display highly enough! They take place in Sotheby’s Bond Street twice a year, and whilst it is quite intimidating to march in and ask for the Jewellery exhibition, it is well worth it! You have to ‘sign in’ by going though an airport style scanner, and leave your contact details, but don’t worry, it’s just a formality.
Once inside, you can wonder around the beautiful room, sipping champagne and nibbling on macaroons. The best part is you can request to look at any piece of jewellery – the attendants will get them out of the displays and you can try it on! Our advice would be talk to the people manning the displays, as they are knowledgeable, give you the history of the piece and even show you the condition reports if you want, so you really know exactly what you are looking at.
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