As an independent valuer, our fees are not based on the value of your items. We use a fixed menu-style fee structure linked to the number of items in the valuation and their complexity, VAT at the standard rate is included.
We provide exceptionally detailed reports delivered electronically by email. For a small additional fee a printed and bound version can be made available. In addition, each valuation contains picture pages and explanatory notes. View an animated sample of a jewellery valuation here.
In the course of updating the value of items we have previously valued for you, every item is examined, checked, cleaned, values adjusted and a crisp new document issued. Premium items may incur an additional fee.
We accept payment using PayPal or major credit cards.
For your security card numbers and details are not retained. All customers information is private and confidential and will not be revealed to a third party without your permission or by order of a court of law.
An item of jewellery can have several values applied to it depending on the reason you need the valuation. Some of the more usual purposes and functions of a jewellery appraisal and valuation are for retail replacement – to obtain insurance cover, open market – guidance when selling, probate – dealing with the estate of someone who has died and family division. There are of course others but no matter what the intended use of one of our valuations, all will contain the following: