Jewellery & Watch Valuation

Whether you have an engagement ring that requires an insurance valuation or you've inherited some new pieces and want to know their value, it's worth taking the time to bring your items to our valuation day.

Expert Valuations

Once a month we have an independent registered valuer - Karra from Crystal Clear Valuations Ltd (keep hyperlink) join us for a valuation day.  Karra is a qualified diamond grader and gemologist with over 15 years of experience in the trade.  Up to 25 items can be valued on the day; therefore booking is essential to ensure your place.  Contact us to confirm availability for our next valuation day.

What We Value

We have a sample valuation in store so you can see exactly what you will receive. The document is extremely comprehensive with colour digital images and is exactly what is required by your insurer or HMRC in relation to probate. We offer this service on all jewellery items.

Diamond and Gem-set Jewellery

Watches & Pocket Watches

Gold Jewellery

Silverware

Bespoke Pieces

Antique Jewellery

Coins

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The JVA - Jewellery Valuers Association

Karra is a Fellow of the JVA, which is the UK's only independent organisation dedicated to the valuation of jewellery, watches and associated articles.

Valuations are informed, unbiased opinions based on many years of experience allied to formal training in gemmology and other specialist areas of product knowledge.  Members and Fellows of the JVA have met the strict entry requirements set, including valuation methodology, diamond grading and gemmology.  They agree to abide by the Principles of Good Practice and Code of Ethical Conduct and are regularly peer-reviewed to ensure they continue to produce valuations to the highest standards.
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Valuation Charges

We charge on a per-item basis to ensure our fees are transparent - this ensures we can estimate the cost of the service to you before any work starts.  All valuations contain a Document Fee and then either an item fee or grouped item fee - please see below for further explanation.  If you are unsure what the fee to value your items may be, please contact us for a quote.

This cost covers the cost for the creation of your document, including photography, presentation and printing. This is charged once per valuation.

This cost covers all Diamonds under 1 carat and those over with a recognised Diamond repot.

Diamonds over 1 Carat with no report are charged at £75.00 per carat.
Therefore a 1.35 Carat Diamond will cost £101.25.

This is for items of lower value that do not justify a fully detailed appraisal. An example would be a group of Gold Earrings or a group of Chains. Maximum 6 items per group.

Exceptional items are those that require further research to establish a value. This includes premium watches (over £50,000 or specialist pieces), Very Fine Vintage & Antique Jewellery and some branded goods. For these items, we ask you to email us an image so we can confirm the cost.

Probate Valuations often include a number of low-value items. Please contact us for a quote on this service. You can reach us on 01883 818280.

If you require an updated valuation (re-valuation) of items Crystal Clear Valuations has previously valued we offer a reduced fee.

If you have Jewellery and Watch items that you have been left or simply don’t know much about, we are happy to cast our eye over them to advise you what you may have. We can test the metals, assess any gemstones and Diamonds, and answer any questions you may have about them. This service is becoming increasingly popular, especially with inherited items.

We charge £65.00 per hour to assess items on this basis; however, if you decide to have some of the items documented for Insurance, we will reduce this fee. £65.00 is the minimum charge for this service.

Another value type that we are being asked for more regularly is regarding the sale of jewellery and watches. Many customers take items to a pawnbroker or jeweller to sell; however, are unsure as to whether the figure they are being quoted is fair.

To give you peace of mind, we can either provide you with a verbal estimate of their likely sale value, or a document listing the items along with an open market value.

Verbal estimates are charged at £65.00 per hour, documented items are the same as the Insurance Valuation fees.

Jewellery & Watch Valuation In Caterham

Visit our store today or speak to a member of our team on 01883 818 280.