The last thing anyone wants is for any harm to come to their treasured possessions but it’s important that you know what your jewellery and watches are worth. You may require a valuation for a number of reasons; the most common is that your insurer requires one to provide adequate insurance cover for your watches and jewellery. Other reasons include probate, private sale or just for personal interest.
At Sandford & Ogden, Our experts examine your jewellery and provide a written valuation that acts as a legal document you can use for insurance. We’ll test the content of your precious metals and weigh and measure all stones thoroughly and individually before noting any distinguishing features and writing a full description of each item. This makes it much easier to identify your jewellery if it’s ever lost, stolen or damaged.
You’ll be provided with a signed and dated copy of the valuation to keep for your records and one to pass on to your insurer. We’ll also e-mail a copy to you as a backup should anything ever happen to your copy. We keep a record of every valuation we provide as well as a copy of the valuation schedule so that we can assist you or your insurers should you need any help in the future.
Many jewellers charge a percentage of your jewellery’s value to provide a valuation, but we charge a simple fixed fee so you’ll know how much the service costs before you agree to it. Unlike most Jewellers and Valuers, because all our valuations are carried out in house we can offer a quick turnaround so that you’re not without your jewellery for any longer than you need to be.