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Jewellery Valuer / Specialist, Home Counties Auction House

Posted: 22.11.2022
Contract Type: Full-time
Job Type: Permanent
Pay: Dependent on experience
Location: UK
Tenure: Permanent
Job description:

An established and growing auction house is looking for an experienced jewellery valuer and cataloguer to collate and run the monthly jewellery sale and to work alongside the head of department.

You will provide effective jewellery valuation service to clients, both in person valuations and online requests, taking account of commercial fashions, trends, and hammer prices to ensure information provided is fair and achievable.

Provide jewellery valuations for insurance and probate, where required, ensure information provided accurately reflects the market and all relevant legislation is adhered to. Take part in valuation days and eventsĀ  as well as external events, where appropriate.

Maintain a commercial view of the jewellery business, support the department head with the development of business leads and consignments to aid department growth, increase average hammer prices and turnover.

Liaise with clients and foster effective relationships to enhance the business. Provide first line contact to clients wishing to consign jewellery and ensure they are kept up to date with valuations and sale allocations. Undertake cataloguing of items entered for auction, researching where necessary to ensure accuracy of information.

Work effectively as part of a team, assist in the planning and development of auctions to ensure success, including inputting ideas for presentation of items for sale and supporting the development of junior staff. Provide materials for social media campaigns, writing blogs and internet content to enhance online visibility. Assist in the set up and presentation of jewellery sales within the auction rooms and take part in preview days and events.

Person specification

Required skills

  • Possess a gemmology qualification or equivalent
  • Possess a diamond grading qualification
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • A good team player
  • Knowledge and understanding of the jewellery industry with valuation and cataloguing experience
  • A positive attitude to change and development
  • Client focused with a drive to deliver excellent service
  • Flexibility to take on additional tasks/responsibilities
  • Self-motivated with the confidence to work on their own initiative without the need for direction
  • Enthusiastic with a willingness to learn
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Process driven
  • The ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines