Valuations

As part of guarding your jewellery against loss, theft or damage you may want to insure your jewellery items.

To do this you will need a valuation, an appraisal of what your items are worth and what an insurance company should be aiming to pay in the event of a loss, theft or damage related incident.

Our valuation for insurance service consists of a full description of the piece, including style, metals used, hallmarks. The name, shape and amount of any stones used, (approximate grade and weights of stones may also be appropriate, gemstone/diamond reports are also available) photographs of the items and of course a value based on today’s market.

We can email you a copy or we can post you a copy, you can let us know which you prefer. We will keep a record on our database should you wish to update the value of your Jewellery items. (Your insurance company may request periodic updates) We recommend that you do this every few years or when you change address, as an address that does not match, may void any policy you have.

The cost for assessing items of jewellery for a valuation for insurance or for probate is £65 and a further £60 for each additional item.

You will need to leave the items with us for approximately 7 working days.

If you would prefer not to leave your items of jewellery with us while we asses them then we also provide an express service for customers that would like to have their items assessed during their appointment.

The cost for the express service is £95 for the first item and £75 for each additional item, we then forward the document to you within 5 days.  (maximum 2 items for Saturday appointments)

The cost to update items already on our database is £30 per item. There is no charge for updating address details.

You will need to make an appointment for all of the above services.

Very complicated items may cost more,(eg; multi stone bracelets) we will confirm any adjustments to price during the appointment. All prices include VAT.