Symmetry Jewellery Valuation Specialists

Ashmore, Queensland, Australia

Avg. Rating Rating star5.0 (6 reviews)

Jewellery Valuer - Kym Hughes
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About this Valuer

As one of Australia's leading jewellery valuation specialists, Symmetry has the professional expertise and advanced technology to provide highly accurate assessments of your precious and semi-precious gems.

Symmetry's technical knowledge of modern, antique and imported jewellery is world class. Most importantly they are also independent, which means their appraisals are always unbiased and never misleading.
Symmetry principal Kym Hughes is one of Australia's most experienced jewellery valuers with specialist knowledge in all areas of gem and jewellery valuation, including watches.

As president of the peak industry body, the National Council of Jewellery Valuers (NCJV), Kym is at the forefront of setting standards in this demanding and highly technical profession. She has Australian and international qualifications as a diamond grader and gemmologist and regularly updates her skills through industry training both here and overseas.


The Business

  • Private Practice & Trade Valuer
  • Business mix: 100% valuations
  • Principal + 0 staff valuers
  • Mon - Fri: 9am to 5pm
  • At Valuer′s office


  • Per-item based fees
  • All major cards accepted
  • Full valuation reports start at $90


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  • FGA, FGAA, DDT, Dia Grading GAA and HRD
  • Dip Gem (valuation)


  • GAA, Gem-A


  • AIJV - Website of the Year


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Symmetry Jewellery Valuation Specialists
Unit 10 / 28-34 Dominions House
Dominions Road
Queensland 4214

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Reviews (6)
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avatarGold Coast Guy. Gold Coast

review starsFeb 2017

Very Helpful Appraiser

After searching the globe for 6 months. I found the perfect diamond at a very good price. Given the price was so good i was very concerned the diamond was not what it was described as. I took it to Kym to be valued before being set. She was very helpful and laid all my fears to rest. After the stone was set i returned again for Kym's valuation and thoughts on the quality of the setting. She is very helpful and highly recommended.

avatarOpal Cuffs. Kingsdown

review starsNov 2016

The Highest Standards of Expertise

I live in UK and required a valuation from Australia in proceedings before the NSW Tribunal. Martin & Stein of Sydney sold to me a pair of bracelet cuffs each set with 100 black opals which they guaranteed to be true. Several years later I discovered that the cuffs were set with opal doublets and were mere costume jewellery.

Kym Hughes of Symmetry in Queensland not only researched the history of the cuffs including historical prices, provided a current valuation plus a report for the NSW Tribunal as an Expert, all for a very reasonable cost. The CV provided by Kym Hughes was readily accepted by the Tribunal as an Expert Witness that could be relied upon by them in calculating an award in my favour. I whole heartily recommend Kym Hughes of Symmetry for all valuation work.

avatarNikki Loves Diamonds. Gold Coast

review starsOct 2016

5-Star Service

I have had quite a few appraisals done by Kym at Symmetry. Firstly, Kym makes sure you are totally comfortable. You quickly realise that you are in good hands. It can be quite nerve-racking leaving your cherished items in the hands of a stranger, but Kym quickly calms the nerves and gives total reassurance if security. Secondly, the reports are thorough. The service is professional and friendly, which in my opinion is a great combination. I highly recommend Symmetry for all of your jewellery valuations.

avatarDeidre. Arundel

review starsJan 2016

Exceptional Service

I found Kym to be extremely professional and friendly whether it was over the phone or in person. I was able to make an appointment the next day to have my four rings appraised where I was able to sit and wait for the valuations to be completed which I was very appreciative of. I was extremely impressed by the high standard of the Valuation Certificate and the information provided therein. I was also very thankful for the additional information Kym gave to me regarding the wearing and care of some of the rings inspected. I would have no hesitation in recommending Kym's professional and honest services to anyone requiring appraisals of their precious jewellery.

avatarD. Stevens. Brisbane

review starsDec 2015

Thorough and professional

Kym verified the pink diamonds in my new ring. The information she provided gave me peace of mind and confidence in my purchase. I was referred to her because her laboratory has specialist equipment and Kym has expertise in this area.
The service provided to us was timely, professional and secure. Based on my experience I can highly recommend Kym's services.

avatarCaroline. Broadbeach Waters

review starsOct 2015

Fake Stone Turkey

I went to see Symmetry to have a ring valued that I had purchased in Turkey. Kym quickly had a look while I waited and to my surprise it was fake. She instructed me straight away to call my credit card and lodge a dispute. Kym then did a full report of the stone, which ultimately ensured the return of my money, which was a 5 figure sum. This was an extremely stressful time and Kym was always happy to answer emails and phone calls.