10th November 2015 – With immediate effect, we cannot accept further items for valuation until the end of January 2015.
This has been a difficult decision to make, but after taking into account valuations to be completed and the proximity of the Festive Break, we feel we have no choice. Gail & Martin apologise if this proves to be inconvenient.
Now this may be of interest to you? – We are insured through T H March & Co Limited, Chartered Insurance Brokers for both our business and personal arrangements. If you require obligation free advice on how best to protect your home and personal jewellery, why not give them a call on 01822 855555 quoting AM157T ?
Our areas of expertise are in jewellery, watches and clocks
Drawing on many year’s experience, we supply valuations for various situations :
- Insurance Replacement
- Inheritance Tax
- Willing seller / willing buyer
- Family Division
Valuations are charged on a percentage basis and we believe you would find our rates extremely competitive!
As we complete our valuations “In-House” we appear to have become quite popular for written valuation work, so I’m afraid as of October 2011, completion time has increased approximately from two working weeks to four, but also depends on insurance work already in hand.
It is important to note that we are quite willing to offer verbal valuations, at our premises, on small quantities of items, no more than two, for a small donation to one of our charity boxes. Please note this “offer” is not available during December.
Important Note Regarding The Valuation Of Items Purchased From Satellite / Cable Channels
Many companies offering valuation services, will not give valuations for items purchased via satellite & cable channels.
We are not sure why they do this because as far as we are concerned, the jewellery is of good quality and appears to be well priced, and, from what we have seen so far, very attractive. So as a company we are more than happy to provide insurance valuations for such items.
What we do require, however, is the original reciept and any paperwork you may have for any item you may wish to have valued.
The reason for this is that many of the items purchased from the satellite & cable channels sometimes contain rare or unusual gem stones that we are not familiar with and without knowing what the gemstone is, we may have to enlist the services of a qualified gemoligist. This obviously can incur costs over and above the cost of the valuation.
Please note: The majority of “Jewellers” are not “gemologists” and vice a versa. The definition of a jeweller is someone who sells or deals with jewellery. They do not have to be a gemologist. Vis a vis, the majority of gemologists are not neccessarily jewellers.
The defintion of a gemologist, is someone who is an expert in the field of gemology and usually with a qualification such as “Fellow of the Gemological Association” or “FGA”.
If you have any queries regarding the above please do not hesitate to contact us.