Bonhams auctioneers are offering free jewellery valuations on the 17th June at their premises in Edinburgh. Members of the public are encouraged to take their precious possessions along and find out what they’re worth. We’re sure Park Lane customers have a few valuables tucked away, so why not go along and see if you’re hiding a fortune!
Archive for June, 2008
A craft fair in the grounds of Berkeley Castle was marred this bank holiday weekend by a robbery which has seen £3000 worth of crafts stolen. Three marquees were targeted, which contained over 100 stands belonging to artisans who had come to the town especially for the fair.
The stolen goods include jewellery and wooden figurines. Police are appealing for witnesses.
Tripadvisor.com has recommended the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter in Birmingham as one of Europe’s top ten free attractions.
Birmingham has a long history of jewellery-making, with its jewellery quarter dating back some 200 years. It is the home of one of the British assaying offices with an anchor symbol denoting precious metals that have passed through its doors.
We’d certainly like to visit!
Jade Goody has had over £50,000 worth of jewellery stolen from her house in Essex. The thieves gained entry via an open window. Missing items include a Tiffany necklace.
Marie Curie Cancer Care is appealing for the public to donate their broken bits of jewellery for a recycling project. A share of the proceeds will go to the charity, which runs hospices caring for terminally ill patients.
The scheme is being run in association with Laura Ashley, and donations can be made at any Laura Ashley shop. Both precious metal and costume jewellery items are welcome.
Park Lane are dedicated supporters of Marie Curie – read more about our recent Charity Ball in the Market News section.
A pensioner had a huge amount of jewellery stolen when she was out on a shopping trip in Stratford, Warwickshire. The woman was shopping with her husband and left her handbag in his care when it is believed the robbery occurred. The main suspects are two Asian women who were seen chatting to the husband while his wife was elsewhere.
The jewellery collection included diamond rings, brooches and earrings, gold chains and bracelets, and a string of pearls. It had great sentimental (as well as monetary) value.
A woman in Wales posing as a police officer has stolen a large amount of jewellery in yet another robbery. The woman gained entry to the house by saying she was with the police, then left with the jewellery. It was only discovered to be missing after she had gone. Police have released a description of the woman and are asking the public for help in tracing her.