About a week ago I wanted to buy this antique snake bracelet with rubies on Catawiki auction. However, the price skyrocketed and I refrained from bidding. Now I cannot stop thinking about this bracelet. Did I make a mistake? Maybe it is worth much more than the winning bid… I know that antique jewelry can be very, very expensive… Please tell me what is the market value of this bracelet? Does anyone know where I can get alike bracelet?
You can pop champagne for not bidding on this bracelet. 900 EUR is an insane price for it! An identical bracelet was sold on Catawiki for 62 EUR a few years ago, and that price is way closer to the true market value of this item.
As ShopperLib puts it, “Informed shopping decision = Good shopping decision” 😉
Too bad for the highest bidder for not being well-informed…
Freddie, you are absolutely right in that this bracelet is not antique. It’s a piece of contemporary jewelry, and you have to be crazy to pay 900 EUR for it!
Melany, if you want to get such a bracelet at a “normal” price, check out egemdiamond and gemsporium on eBay. It’s actually one and the same seller with two profiles. They have these cobra bangles for sale from time to time. They come in different designs – with rubies only, with emeralds only, and with mixed gemstones.
I hope this helps.
I can see that you have received some quality answers already. I’d just like to add that the price in the screenshot shared by Anna is still pretty high. Normally such bracelets sell at $40 to $60. I’m pretty sure if you are a bit patient, you can get a deal within this price range.
I’m pretty sure this is not a piece of antique jewelry. It does not look like one. So, maybe it’s for the best you didn’t buy it .
Check out this listing https://www.ebay.com/itm/Unheated-Round-Emerald-Ruby-Sapphire-925-Sterling-Silver-Cobra-Bangle/233742022250
There is a good chance it will sell at a much lower price this time. The auction ends in 2 days 9 hours.
Indeed, the cobra bangle sold at a much more reasonable price this time. Nevertheless, I have seen them selling cheaper than this, around $50.