Beyond the Catalog: Meet Our Jewelry and Textiles Specialists
William Bunch Auctions is excited for its inaugural LUXE sale, a curated showcase of choice pieces pulled from recent high-end jewelry and clothing consignments. This sale will open with fresh-to-market fine jewelry finds and conclude with a beautiful assortment of vintage, period, and luxury clothing, accessories, and handbags. Sales of this kind would not be possible without the combined passion and expertise of our specialty jewelry and textile catalogers, Lourdes Winnick and Laurie Smith. To learn more about what they do and why they do it, continue reading below!
Lead Jewelry Specialist
Lourdes Winnick, GIA Alumni, NAJA, and ISA member
As lead jewelry specialist at William Bunch Auctions, Lourdes provides our clients with expert evaluation of fine jewelry, diamonds, gemstones, signed jewelry, period pieces, and watches. Drawing on her extensive GIA education and 19+ years of practical industry experience, she yields precise jewelry evaluations for our clients. She has conceptualized and executed a jewelry department that holds regular jewelry-specific auctions, maintains our high volume of high-value jewelry inventory, and proactively communicates with our clients throughout the entire consignment sale process. Her favorite part of working at William Bunch Auctions is helping clients achieve results. She loves finding forgotten treasures in unsorted jewelry boxes and bringing joy to clients when they learn the prices these items realized.
Laurie Smith is a motivated individual, extensively studied in textiles, history, design, and making lasting connections. She has a strong background in archival textiles, soft goods, as well as vintage and modern garments and accessories. She strives to deliver an excellent customer experience. Her favorite part about working for William Bunch Auctions is learning from customers! Laurie explains: "Collectors and buyers teach you things that you could only learn from someone with a lifetime of knowledge on the subject-- things that google could never tell you. They are usually excited to share and I am excited to learn."