Atop of each page an action called Categories is displayed. Selecting this will provide you with a series of options to refine based on the items and objects available to buy.
We've worked hard to make finding the things you love easier by reducing the number of options available. Instead of overwhelming you with choice, our intelligent experience means the filters available are defined by the products available.
The Wonder Room represents a selection of the most unusual, rare or important items and objects available on Arcarta.
In days of old the Wonder Room - or 'Cabinet of Curiosities' - was a room reserved for visiting dignitaries and diplomats. Upon their arrival, they were presented with a vast array of weird and wonderful treasures and curiosities from around the world.
Each Dealer using Arcarta is not only a member of a highly selective and exclusive community but also has a personal relationship with the people who built and continue to make Arcarta the rarefied place it is.
To be selected to become an Arcarta Partner is testament to a dealer, curator or maker with many years experience. They continue to demonstrate professionalism, knowledge, specialism and have an all-important 'eye' for buying, sourcing, finding and curating timeless beauty.
To enable people to purchase pre-owned luxury with complete confidence.
With some 700 million items from some 150 million members on popular auction sites, simply finding something you love takes far longer than it should and when you finally find that special something, being confident that what you've found is genuine, authentic and a good buy is another question entirely.
With only the sellers word, poorly photographed items and no information other than what's specified in a description - and often no returns - buying becomes a gamble with the risk of loss heightened as we watch the auction price rise.
To buy with confidence - to know our money will be wisely spent or invested - these auction sites mean a customer must know what they're buying but this takes time - sometimes years - in order to spot the makings of a great buy.
Nothing makes the customer work quite so hard like the traditional auction site or marketplace.
We don't believe the customer should have to spend days, weeks or months to be able to appreciate and enjoy some of the world’s most wonderful treasures, it should be simple.
All we ask is that you fall in love before you buy.
Think of us like a gated community, or a walled garden.
We don't do these things to be elitist but because gates are handy things to protect those on the inside and keep the very same garden safe from predators.
This means not everyone is invited to sell on Arcarta. We're highly selective and each and every member of the Arcarta community exists because they continue to act within the best interests of their customers and are often members of associations, which require they conduct business to an unusually high standard.
Each of the dealers, curators, makers and designers have years of experience in their respective fields of specialism and have spent much of this time, finding and sourcing and then making available the very best of the best for you to make your own and to cherish.
When you buy from Arcarta you can expect to find a selection of some of the very finest examples of Jewellery and Watches in a single place.
You'll also benefit from the knowledge of our partner offering the item or object by being able to request any additional information or advice from them directly.
Arcarta customers can also benefit from our dedicated Customer Support Team for after sales care and our Concierge service to assist in the locating and acquisition of particular pieces.
Like the tide, our dealer’s inventories and products are forever changing. As soon as they've found something rare, original and unique, they'll make it available for you to purchase to make your own.
For each product you view you will see an option to get 'Expert Advice: Contact Dealer'. Selecting this option will open up a form for you to submit your question to the dealer, which they will receive instantly. However, please note that due to differences in local times, please allow up to 24 hours for a dealer to respond.
All items on Arcarta should be considered liquid assets. Their monetary value is dependent on market demand and likely materials, methods used or indeed the maker, creator or designer to which its design can be attributed.
On Hold means that a customer has purchased an item or object and is currently awaiting a shipping quote. When they receive a personal quote from the dealer, they will have 12 hours to pay for the item inclusive of the costs to ship before it is removed from On Hold and made available for other customers to buy.
If you've purchased an item or object that has been offered by a dealer - who doesn't live in your country - then you must await a shipping quote from the dealer.
Having an item placed on Hold doesn't mean you must purchase but your intent to buy pending a quote is reflected in removing it from sale temporarily so that others may not buy.
Being provided with a shipping quote by the dealer typically takes no more than 12 hours but may be as much as 24 depending on time zones.
When they have obtained a quote that will provide you with a safe and fast service they'll share the cost and you'll be notified by email.
When you receive your unique quote, you have 12 hours from the point at which the dealer has supplied you with the information to decide to purchase before it is removed from Hold and made available to buy for other customers once again.
An item can be On Hold for as long as 36 hours but will vary depending on the time between a dealer providing a customer with a shipping quote and a customer's decision to purchase an item or object inclusive of the cost to ship to their country.
It is unlikely, however, in some unusual circumstances, an item may be made available in the event that an item has been returned.
All the dealers using Arcarta are independent businesses often with premises or galleries of their own where their inventories are displayed. If something you purchased was already sold, someone has likely bought from the dealers a little before you found it. This is unusual and we can appreciate is disappointing when it happens.