JEWELLERY VALUATIONS

The topic of jewellery valuation can often be confusing and overwhelming. 

Booking one of our complimentary consultations where Anna can take a look at your jewellery collection in its entirety is the most effective way to approach what may seem like a daunting task. We make sure your pieces are correctly valued and fully documented. 

We value jewellery for insurance, buying and selling and estate planning purposes. 

Pricing:

Prices listed are per item, including GST.

FULL REPORT

Plain metal - from $50.00
Gem set - from $75.00

For items you wish to have individually specified on your insurance policy.

INVENTORY REPORT

From $35.00

A brief description, value and photograph for items that don’t require the detail of a full report.

GEM IDENTIFICATION

From $35.00

We will provide a quote if you require any gem testing services.

Our Valuation Process

Note: Complex items  will be priced from $110 per item. We will provide you a quote.

Our turn-around time is 3-4 business days however if you require a quicker service we can accommodate this. Talk to us about this.

Based in Hamilton, our valuations are available by appointment only, please contact us for a booking.

VALUATION FAQ'S

I have a large collection of items, what actually needs a valuation?

This depends on the items of jewellery you own and the type of insurance policy you hold. Our consultations are complimentary and totally obligation free and are the best way to take stock of your collection as a whole. We will advise what items need a full report, what should have a written record and value (but not recorded in as much detail). 

We are also happy to photograph items of lower value at no extra charge to you, ensuring your collection is fully documented in the case of a claim being made.

Valuations for buying and selling: do they differ to those for insurance purposes?

Yes. The value ascribed to an item you wish to specify on your insurance policy would reflect the cost to replace the item with another of equivalent quality - that is an item constructed of the same metal, by the same manufacturing method, and set with stones of equivalent quality. 

A valuation supplied when someone is contemplating a purchase, or is offered along with the sale of the piece will not reflect a full insurance value. The value ascribed will reflect a fair Market Value, that is what you could expect to pay for a comparable item on the second hand market, not what it would be seen for new at a retail store. If you require information about this process we are happy to chat with you about it.

I already have a valuation, is it still valid?

Valuations are a document that is essentially a snapshot in time. Due to fluctuations in international metal prices and the US/NZ dollar conversion rates, there can be some resulting fluctuations in the value of your items: both up and down. 

It is worth checking with your insurer as to how frequently they require an updated valuation, however we are always happy to take a look at your existing documents and advise whether these require updating so you are correctly insured and would be adequately indemnified in the case of an insurance claim being made. 


If you would like to chat with Anna to discuss having your jewellery collection valued, please get in touch.

 

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