Jewelry Instructions for Donors
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 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. If you are offering two different bracelets they should be two separate entries.
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
The most helpful description will be a photograph. Please frame the item closely but make sure to include the whole piece in the photo. 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 the best 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 of items:
In the past, we have evaluated jewelry for value and prices when requested. Please feel free to request help. Lillian Mashburn.
After the Auction
Buyers and donors should communicate about delivery of the item, either at a suitable location or in the Church Parking lot. The Auction Committee will also have one or two days designated when the donor can drop off the item (Dec. 6 and 13) and the bidders can pick up the item (Dec. 7 and 14) at the church. If using this option, the donor needs to contact the winning bidder and both need to have agreed that the winner is able to pick it up on the pick-up days.
To find out who purchased your item:
- Log into the Auction website.
- Go to the My Statement Screen
- Scroll down to Items Donated. The buyer’s name will be listed with a phone number. Click on Buyer’s name to send an e-mail.
- If you need help finding the names of the donors, contact the Auction Committee.