Consigning Jewelry at Auction
100% Back Under our current promotion, you will get 100% of the hammer price for any jewelry you sell through our auction. We are waiving all fees for the seller, to help you earn more. If your diamond ring hammers for $55,000, we give you a check for $55,000. No insurance fees, no photography or marketing fees, no seller commission. This promotion is unprecedented in the auction industry.
Global Reach We give your jewelry world-wide exposure to bidders from dozens of countries, from China to Brazil, Italy to Australia.
Knowledge As one of the world’s few auctions houses that deals only with fine jewelry, we have developed an extremely talented and specialized team. With decades of experience in the jewelry and auction industry, you can trust our staff to help you sell your jewelry for the highest price.
Integrity Fortuna is built upon a foundation of trust and integrity. It is our core mission to treat every customer with the utmost honesty, fairness, and kindness. You can also rest assured that your jewelry is fully insured in our high-security offices.
Consigning at Auction
We are always seeking fine jewelry, watches, and objet d’art for upcoming auctions. Click here to view our auction schedule. It is recommended that you consign your jewelry at least 6-8 weeks before an auction to allow appropriate time for research, photography, and marketing. Read below for the steps involved in consigning jewelry.
1. Get a Free Evaluation
If you would like to sell your jewelry at a Fortuna auction, the first step will be getting a free evaluation of your item. Our jewelry experts will give you their best assessment as to what your piece would fetch at auction. There are many factors that are considered when appraising jewelry, such as condition, age, provenance, quality, current market conditions, and rarity. We will also explain the details and timetable of the auction. Jewelry appraisals are free, and you are not obligated to put your items in auction thereafter.
- In Person
Our jewelry experts are always pleased to meet you in person to offer a free appraisal of your jewelry. We can meet you at your home or other location, or at our Manhattan office. Our staff is available Monday through Saturday, from 10am to 6pm. If you would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at 212-258-2188 or send an email to Jewelry@FortunaAuction.com.
- Out of Town
If it is not possible for us to meet in person, you may email detailed images of your jewelry to info@FortunaAuction.com. Be sure to include as much information as possible about your jewelry. You can also mail images to our office. (See address in sidebar). After viewing your images, we will contact you to discuss the next steps.
2. Consignment Contract
Upon agreeing to consign jewelry for an upcoming auction, you will be asked to sign a consigner contract. The contract covers all aspects of the sale of your jewelry.
3. After the Sale
After the sale, you will be contacted about the results and payment arrangements.