Buying Jewellery

First Time Buyers
If you have not bought at Ross's Online Auctions before please read the following guide. To buy an item at Ross’s Online Auctions, you must create an account and login. Once logged in you are ready to bid on any of the lots. 

Lots are on view in our Montgomery Street Salerooms throughout the duration of the auction. The images on the website are as accurate reproductions as is practicable and can be relied upon as such. Ross's are pleased to offer a condition report on any lot upon request. Purchasers must satisfy themselves as to the condition and nature of any lot.

Buyer's Premium
The buyer shall pay the auctioneer a commission of 20% of the auction price. VAT is payable on the commission at the prevailing rate.

Bidding Increments
Bidding increments will be as follows: 0-100 by £10, 100-500 by £20, 500-1000 by £50, 1000-5000 by £100, 5,000-10,000 by £200, 10,000-25,000 by £500, 25,000+ by £1,000.

Maximum Bid
You may leave a maximum bid which will instruct the computer to bid on your behalf only as much as required for you to remain the highest bidder up until your limit. This means that you may win an item for less than your maximum bid, however you can also be outbid if someone enter a higher maximum bid. If you are outbid you will receive an outbid notification by email. Please note: Only you will know what your maximum bid is.

Sale Procedure
The sale will commence at a designated time and date and will run for 7 days. The sale will end with every lot finishing at 30 second intervals up until the sales completion. (Please note: Each individual lot displays a unique end time).

If your bid is accepted, you will be notified that you are the current highest bidder. If you are outbid you will be notified by email and have the option to bid again and if you win a lot you will receive an invoice by email after the auction's completion.

Anti-Snipe Feature
In designing this website, Ross's have employed over one hundred years of auctioneering experience to replicate events as closely as possible as they occur in the saleroom. If a bid is placed in the final 30 seconds of the auction, the time will be extended back to 30 seconds. This feature ensures that bidders and in particular underbidders have a fair opportunity to respond to the bidding.

All purchases must be paid for within 7 calendar days of the sale. Goods will only be released upon clearance through the bank of all monies due. Our payment terms are cash, bankers draft, credit or debit card. Bank transfer details are available on request.

Collection & Delivery
Porters are in attendance to assist with the collection of purchases. If you would like to have your items delivered, Ross's will be pleased to organise the full packaging and delivery covered with insurance to anywhere in the World. This shall cost as follows; (Please note: Delivery price given is for all purchases combined, i.e. 8 rings delivered to 'Larne, Northern Ireland' would cost only £10).

UK & Ireland - £10 + VAT
Other (Worldwide) - £20 + VAT

Exportation of Jewellery
It is your sole responsibility to comply with all export and import regulations relating to your purchases and also to obtain any relevant export and/or import licence(s). The detailed provisions of the export licensing arrangements can be found on the MLA website or by phoning the MLA on: 02072738266.

Auction Alerts
Once you have registered an account you are then a position to specify your which artists you are interested in and we will do all the work. Every time a picture by the artist you are interested in appears in one of our auctions we will email you the details of the picture(s) for auction.

To be kept informed of all upcoming Jewellery Auctions then please leave you email address below: