THINKING OF SELLING YOUR JEWELLERY?

Whatever your reasons for wanting to sell, DUPUIS FINE JEWELLERY AUCTIONEERS would be pleased to provide you with auction estimates at no charge or obligation. If you decide to sell and want an excellent return, your best choice is Dupuis. We are the only international auction house specializing exclusively in jewellery and timepieces, from antique to modern.

Ruby and Diamond Brooch by Van Cleef & Arpels. Sold for $110,000 at Dupuis.

  • You’ve inherited jewellery that you know you will never wear.

  • You have treasures hidden in your safe-deposit box that no longer have sentimental value.

  • Since your retirement or major lifestyle change, certain jewels no longer suit your style.

  • You plan to use the proceeds for a worthy purpose such as financing your children’s or grandchildren’s education or home down payment.

  • Your taste has changed and you want to upgrade your collection.

  • It’s more practical to leave money to your children than try to fairly divide a large assortment.

  • At this time in your life you want to share your good fortune and donate funds to charity.

  • You’re the executor of an estate.

 


ADVANTAGES IN SELLING YOUR JEWELLERY WITH DUPUIS

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  • The qualified staff at Dupuis has up to date market knowledge and decades of experience
    to evaluate your pieces and suggest a realistic pre-sale estimate.

  • Your pieces will be well presented in glamorous catalogues seen by sophisticated buyers around the world.

  • The competitive bidding environment and our global reach ensures you get the highest price possible for your jewellery.

  • We reach local and international buyers through many channels, including our catalogues, media advertising, publicity events, social media, mobile apps, and our website.

  • Prior to the auction, we conduct public and private viewings for prospective buyers.

  • In certain cases, Dupuis can provide a partial advance payment before the auction. And remember, every aspect of your consignment is confidential.


 

EXPERIENCE AND MARKET KNOWLEDGE YOU CAN TRUST

Ron Dupuis, FGA, GJ, President Ron

Ron Dupuis earned a Diploma from the Gemmological Association of Great Britain in 1979, a Graduate Jeweller degree from the Canadian Jewellers Association in 1978 and Diamond Certificate from the Gemological Institute of America in 1977. After apprenticing as an appraiser and seeing a need for the public to achieve fair value for their unwanted jewellery, he pioneered specialized jewellery auctions in Canada. Today, his knowledge and 30+ years of auction experience are invaluable to both buyers and sellers.

Duncan Parker, FGA, FCGmA, CAP (CJA), Vice Presidentduncan

Previously, director of research at Harold Weinstein Ltd., a leading and respected jewellery appraisal company, Duncan has advised innumerable clients on the disposition of personal jewellery. Duncan is a columnist and contributor for industry magazines and journals. He has been an instructor of the gemstone course at Ryerson University, the Gemmology courses of George Brown College and Canadian Gemmological Association as well as instructor Master Valuer Program with the Canadian Jewellers Association. A renowned expert, he speaks regularly at international gem and jewellery conferences and symposiums, as well as at less formal events. He has served as President of the Canadian Gemmological Association since 1995.


 

DISCOVER THE VALUE OF YOUR JEWELS

Whether you’re thinking of selling a single diamond ring or a significant heirloom collection, Dupuis offers complimentary auction market estimates. There is no charge or obligation for your initial consultation.

IN TORONTO

We are accepting consignments throughout the year at our Toronto offices. To arrange a confidential appointment with one of our experts, please call 416-968-7500.

COAST TO COAST

We travel regularly across Canada offering auction estimates to prospective consignors. For information about scheduled visits in your area, or to book an appointment please call 1-800-879-8975 or visit auction calendar.

Online

One of our specialists will be pleased to provide auction estimates for your jewellery, via e-mail. To submit an enquiry, please complete our Auction Estimate Request form.


 

COMPLEMENTARY AUCTION VALUATION

 

    • Description

      Description
    • Please indicate the number of items and describe each as follows:

      Object type (i.e. ring, bracelet, etc)
      Materials (i.e. gold, platinum, silver, etc)
      Gemstones (i.e. diamonds, rubies, etc)
      Dimensions of the jewel or watch
      Weight of the jewel or gold weight
      Name of maker (if known)
    • History
    • Please specify for each item, if known, as follows:

      Approximate age or circa date
      How was the item acquired (purchase, inherited, etc)
      General condition (any repairs or alterations)
      Appraisal (amount and date)
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    • Please Note

      Please Note
    • All estimates are subject to revision upon firsthand inspection by our specialists. Dupuis auction estimates are our opinion only and to the best of our knowledge. However, Dupuis makes no warranty regarding the authenticity, condition or value. Auction estimates shall not be relied upon by you or any other party as guarantee of the eventual selling price. Dupuis auction estimates are intended strictly for the owner’s purposes of considering whether to consign the jewelry to Dupuis and as an aid in establishing realistic reserves. We do not provide an auction estimate if we consider the item unsuitable for our upcoming auctions. Please allow up to two months for a reply.