We offer same day services by appointments with on site apprasials. Valuations usually take 1 to 2 hours depending on the number of items you have. There are numerous shops, cafes and cimemas located nearby to occupy your time while you wait. You will recieve a certified valuation with photographic records on completion.
We often get customers requesting a valuation but do not understand that there are many types of valuation which effect the value of the item. Below is a list of the different types of valuations to assist you in determining the type you require.
This certificate estimates the likely replacement value of your item at a jewellery store in the local market. This type of valuation is often used by insurance companies.
The Family Court may require a valuation of jewellery for divorce settlements. Written directions are provided by the solicitors with the valuation usually basedon “fair market value”.
The minimum hammer price achievable in an ideal auction market, where time is not a factor. This figure does not include premiums or commissions which can vary at each auction.
Written directions are usually provided by the executor of the will, with the valuation reflecting the estimated disposal value of the items.
This value is the fair and reasonable second-hand price usually between a willing buyer and a willing seller in a market place. The value takes into account the condition, desirability and collectability of the item.
Forced sale (fire sale)
The price that can be expected when an item must be sold quickly in potentially non-ideal market conditions.
We use GIA and CIBJO guidelines as a basis for grading. Diamond Grading is based upon the 4C’s which are: Carat Weight, Colour, Clarity & Cut.
From Diamonds, Sapphires, Emeralds and Rubies to Synthetic Quartz, Cubic Zirconia and Imitation Alexandrite. We are able to identify most cut gemstones wether they are natural, synthetic or treated.
This includes all the technical information such as diamond weight, colour, clarity, etc., present within a valuation report but without assiging a value to the item. These are often used when the quality of the item is disputed by another party.
Other Services include: Jewellery cleaning, photography, onsite valuation