Good morning, my darlings! We’ve had quite a week here in the US, so today we’re going to talk about something fun that’s ready to become your new favorite online hobby: Bidsquare.
What is Bidsquare?
Bidsquare is a one-stop-shop portal for accessing auctions held by many major auction houses. Since its inception, Bidsquare’s participants have grown from 6 to more than 120 auction houses: most of which don’t list their items on eBay, so it’s a great way to see sales you might otherwise miss out on completely.
Some of the auction houses offer only jewelry or jewelry-only auctions, others offer jewelry alongside other estate items or art. And with Bidsquare, you can access it all from one site, with one account.
What makes Bidsquare so awesome?
Bidsquare carefully vets the auction houses they work with, you know that each piece listed has been carefully evaluated and authenticated by a jewelry specialist before making it onto the site.
You can also directly contact the jewelry specialists at each individual auction house if you have questions about something you want to bid on. It’s the polar opposite of eBay’s blurry photos and sketchy mystery sellers.
I did a quick search for reference, and there are 1,989 pieces of jewelry up on Bidsquare at this very second. It ranges from antique Victorian bangles to Southwestern silver to retro fabulousness, reasonably-priced diamond studs, and a giant contemporary emerald ring just on the first page of the search results.