FAQ’s

FAQ’s 2018-02-27T10:51:07+00:00

We don’t just do insurance valuations. My customers find themselves in all sorts of situations and a good valuer has the answers.

Send me a picture of the item and we can chat by email or i can come to your home to determine what you would like to do with the item. If after discussing different options you decide you would like a valuation we can go ahead and produce a value and valuation. Please be aware we cannot give a value for an item that we have not seen and no verbal values can given. The only way to accurately value an item is by handling and researching it. We will only suggest valuing an item if we feel it is worthwhile for you.

Send me a picture of the item and we can chat by email or i can come to your home to determine what you would like to do with the item. We have a wide industry knowledge of where to sell items. I do not take a financial interest in the disbursement of your items. Please be aware we cannot give a value for an item that we have not seen and no verbal values can given. The only way to accurately value an item is by handling and researching it. We will only suggest valuing an item if we feel it is worthwhile for you.

Send me a picture of the item/s and we can chat by email or i can come to your home to determine what you would like to do with the item. If after discussing different options and your specified jewellery values on your home insurance we can work out which to include in a new valuation for you.

It is worth considering putting lower value grouped items also on your policy for a record of your items should the event of a claim ever happen. These can be included as a grouped set of items and cost a reduced amount to value because they have a far less detailed description compared to specified items. Please be aware we cannot give a value for an item that we have not seen and no verbal values can given. The only way to accurately value an item is by handling and researching it. We will only suggest valuing an item if we feel it is worthwhile for you.

Often individuals insure a small number of higher value items on their policy and leave everything else unspecified. There are often many more unspecified items all of several hundred or thousand pounds which when calculated together are well over the unspecified limit. This means, should a claim be made all the items cannot be replaced. The insurance company can often give you a more accurate quote if they are aware of all of your items ( specified and unspecified) and will only charge as necessary.

If you have been left with the headache or sorting through jewellery as the executor in a will it helps to have an expert on hand. Inheritance tax for jewellery is very straight forward and so is fair division of assets once you know what they are worth. Send me a picture of the item/s and we can chat by email or i can come to your home to determine how best to proceed. In this case a probate valuation is the best way forward. A ‘general’ probate valuation is invariably carried out by a general valuer not a jewellery valuer causing items to be mis-valued and not divided up equally. If nothing else we can come and help sort through the jewellery and watches and work through how best to proceed. Please be aware we cannot give a value for an item that we have not seen and no verbal values can given. The only way to accurately value an item is by handling and researching it. We will only suggest valuing an item if we feel it is worthwhile for you.

Divorce is never an easy experience. I have discreetly helped many individuals value their jewellery and watches for their legal paperwork. There is a formal pricing for these valuations which is straight forward and accepted by the courts. We can discuss initially by email and then at your home or office what to include. This is a straight forward part of a difficult situation. Please be aware we cannot give a value for an item that we have not seen and no verbal values can given. The only way to accurately value an item is by handling and researching it. We will only suggest valuing an item if we feel it is worthwhile for you.

This can be done privately and discreetly. Send me a picture of the item/s and we can chat by email or i can come to your home to determine what you would like to do with the item/s and draw up the relevant valuations. This way everything can be divided fairly and without debate.

Please be aware we cannot give a value for an item that we have not seen and no verbal values can given. The only way to accurately value an item is by handling and researching it. We will only suggest valuing an item if we feel it is worthwhile for you.