Ewbank's Expands Jewellery Team With Two New Recuits
Jewellery, Watches and Coins auction to take place on March 21

jewellery auction surreyEwbank’s, Surrey’s leading auction house, has expanded its jewellery department with the addition of two new recruits; Nick Orringe who specialises in watches, as well as gemmologist and valuer Emily Angus.
Both joined the team at the Burnt Common Auction Rooms, on the A3 just outside Guildford, in January and are preparing for the upcoming Jewellery, Watches, and Coins sale on March 21. Consignments are still being accepted.
Emily Angus has been working in the jewellery trade for eight years having previously had experience in the retail sector, including a role at Liberty of London working for a British jewellery designer, and at Goldsmiths Hall.  She has also spent time as a cataloguer for an auction house. Her qualifications include a degree in fine art, and she recently qualified as a gemmologist with The Gemmological Institute in London.  
Watch auction surreyShe has a special interest in Russian jewellery, largely due to its fascinating history, and intriguing makers’ marks. Her favourite gem stone is sapphire, for its range of colours and hard-wearing nature.
Ewbank’s new watch consultant, Nick Orringe FRICS, has had stints working with international auctioneers and leading regional sale-rooms. His interest in watches started as a young child when he was given a small mechanical wristwatch, and developed into a passion for collector’s items and all things mechanical.
Orringe has had several articles on watch identification published by a leading specialist magazine, and after several decades in the business he still gets a rush of excitement from the thrill of coming across rare and unusual items. 
art deco jewelleryHis favourite watch is a Patek Phillipe with a grand complication, which tells you not only time and date but also moon phrases. He is also fascinated by the history of time pieces, especially the Marie Antoinette watch by Breguet, which was the most complicated watch of its day and took 40 years to make, but was never completely finished.
Andrea Machen, head of the jewellery department at Ewbank’s, commented: “We are delighted that Emily and Nick have joined the team. The jewellery department is the largest in the saleroom, and their experience and knowledge will be invaluable to the team, and our buyers and sellers.”
In the forthcoming sale on March 21, highlight lots include a fine Art Deco pendant, set with diamonds, which has been valued at between £3,000 and £5,000, and a striking vintage diamond brooch set by Cartier which has a pre-sale guide price of between £5,000 and £8,000.
A Edward VII Royal presentation gold and enamel lapel pin is going on sale with a guide of between £100 and £150. The enamel plaque depicts the Prince of Wales’ feathers emblem and motto Ich Dien, in unmarked gold. It is cased by R&S Garrard & Co, in a case pre-dating 1909.
A large collection of family jewellery has been consigned for sale by a local mother and daughter, including a number of Victorian snake rings which have been confined to a safe for many years.
pocket watch auctionThere is a wide selection of watches going under the hammer, including an IWC gentleman's Portofino Chronograph wrist watch, valued at £2,000 to £3,000; and a good collection of pocket watches.
Ewbank’s is holding a special valuation day for watches, jewellery, silver and coins on Tuesday March 6, at its Burnt Common saleroom, just outside Guildford. All the relevant specialists will be available from 10am to 5pm.  The final deadline to consign items for sale is Friday March 16.
•      Ewbank’s: 01483 223101 or email valuations@ewbankauctions.co.uk
•      Live internet bidding through www.theauctionroom.com and www.ewbankauctions.co.uk