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First State Auctions is Australia’s leading jewellery auction house specialising in fine jewellery, Swiss watches and gemstones.

Today, we hold weekly online jewellery, Swiss watch and designer bag auctions serving Australia, New Zealand and an international customer base. 

We pride ourselves in being the only jewellery auction house owned and operated by gemmologists and diamond graders. All jewellery submitted for auction is checked by at least 2 in-house gemmologists, that’s why we can unconditionally guarantee the accuracy of all auction catalogue descriptions. You can bid at our auctions with the knowledge that you are getting what you paid for.

We are very proud to have been selected by Commonwealth of Australia government departments as their auctioneers in the sale of seized and recovered jewellery. Our services range from acting on behalf of liquidators in jewellery business insolvencies to selling on behalf of private vendors.

We strive to make each auction an exciting event, full of fun and offering an easy way to buy jewellery that is both affordable and beautiful.  

 

Six Reasons to Use First State Auctions

  1. Our impressive range.
  2. Our expertise. With more experts on staff, including diamond graders and gemologists than any other auction house, First State Auctions unconditionally guarantees every catalogue item we list.
  3. Our experience. Over two decades in the industry – the first to launch in Australia and well established in South East Asia. We know jewellery!
  4. Our quality. All jade is Type A and all single diamonds over 1ct are sold with a Laboratory Report that has been graded loose (for greater accuracy). We only use the most internationally renowned laboratories for our diamond certification – GIA (Gemmological Institute of America) and Gem Studies Laboratory (Australia).
  5. Our service. We are always happy to assist, to make your experience a pleasant one. And we do not charge a surcharge on credit cards.

Experience the difference today with First State Auctions – the first name and last word in jewellery excellence!