Jewelry is always a popular category in the TVUUC auction. This year will be no different.
If you are donating Jewelry:
See the General Donor Instructions to enter your item. In most cases, quantity will be one. If you are offering two items as a set (e.g. matching bracelet and necklace) enter quantity (Qty) one but indicate in your description that it includes both items. If you are offering two identical items and they are sold separately, the quantity will be two, and the minimum bid would be for one item. If you are offering two different bracelets they should be two separate entries, with Qty one for each one.
In this category, description is the key!!
You should describe the piece in your written catalog offering as closely as you can, naming stones, metal: gold (carat), silver, nickel, etc.
Bangle bracelet: diameter (distance across)
Pins: length and width
Earrings: pierced or clip, as well as length and width
If at all possible, add a photograph. (Jewelry without a photo is unlikely to sell. Please frame the item closely but make sure to include the whole piece in the photo. Photographing the item next to a ruler may be helpful. The photographs are very small on the website, so including less of the area around object will make it larger and more easily seen in the frame. The image comes in as a square in the web software regardless of the shape of your photo. It is distorted to fit into a square. If possible, please photograph or crop your photograph into a square shape before entering. If this will not work for what you are selling, just shoot it as well as you can and enter it into the website. Though it will be distorted in the online catalogue image, it will be shown in its entirety if it is clicked on. If you need help photographing contact Diane Fox.
Here are some photo samples:
In the past, we have evaluated jewelry for value and prices when requested. Please feel free to request help from Lillian Mashburn, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please do not bring the jewelry to church before the auction, unless asked to do so by the Auction Committee.
After the Auction
Buyers and donors should communicate about delivery of the item. If donors and buyers agree, the item can be dropped off at the church on December 5 or 12 (from 4:00 to 7:00 pm) to be picked up on December 6 or 13, or you can agree to meet your buyer at church on a Sunday morning. In either case, it is important that you communicate with the buyer so he/she knows where to pick up the jewelry.
To find out who purchased your item: