If you have a piece of fine jewellery you’d like to consign, Gray Reid Gallery can help. Our knowledge and expertise in contemporary, vintage and antique, along with engagement and wedding jewellery, means we’re able to connect you with the buyers most suited, as well as gain you the best possible price.
To achieve this outcome, we recommend you place your piece on consignment with us. With consignment, there is no listing or set up fee and the reserve price is agreed upon upfront. If possible, we encourage you to supply any supporting documents (valuations, diamond grading certificates, original receipts, etc.) as these will help the sale of your piece.
We also provide basic cleaning and polishing for your piece, free of charge. Occasionally, though, your piece will need further cleaning and restoration (and possibly repairs) to achieve a successful sale. In this case, we’ll discuss and agree upon any work beforehand. If further work is needed, there will be an added cost to you. Any piece of jewellery left in our care, whether for sale or repair, is covered by our insurance.
While our maximum consignment period is unlimited, our minimum consignment period is 30 days. However, we recommend that you allow at least 60 days, so that your piece receives proper exposure. And while we always make a concerted effort to sell your consignment within a reasonable timeframe, sometimes it can take longer than expected. If, at any time, you’d like to collect your piece from our store, you may do so free of charge. Alternatively, we offer you the option to sell your piece directly to Gray Reid Gallery for a reduced cash price.
We also offer consignment credit, whereby any money earned from the sale of your piece can be used to buy jewellery from our collection. We offer this at a rate of $1.20 per $1 of consignment credit (this equates to a store-credit value of 20%, if you buy a piece from our collection).
If you’d like to know more about our selling process or would like to book an appointment to see us, either give us a call on (03) 9650 7700, email us at [email protected], or lodge an enquiry on our contact us page.