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Ashford Jewellery Valuers and Diamond Graders

Ashford Jewellery Valuers
& Gemmologists

Ashford, Kent

Jewellery Valuers & Appraisal Experts in Ashford

Reviews of Valuers & Gemmologists providing a jewellery valuation service to the Ashford area and throughout Kent.
Antique, period & modern diamond jewellery & watches are appraised for valuations for all purposes (Insurance Replacement, Probate, Open Market, Divorce Settlement, Loan Security, Equitable Distribution etc).

All Valuers listed here provide a home-visit service, where the appraisal expert comes to your home or office to conduct the consultation. A rapid postal service service is also offered utilising the Royal Mail’s Special Delivery Service.

All JAW Associates:

  • Are full-time professional Valuers and Gemmologists not retail jewellers.
  • Are fully qualified and experienced.
  • Have had all of their qualifications & credentials independently verified by us.
  • Are held to account by national and sometimes also international appraisal governing bodies.

To display each business's jewellery valuation costs, verified qualifications & credentials, reviews and contact details, click the ‘View Profile’ buttons.

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Simon Rufus - Ashford Gemmologist

Rufus Valuations

Folkestone, Kent

Rating (4 Reviews)
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Rufus Valuations is a jewellery, diamond and wristwatch valuation company based in the southeast of England covering Kent and London.

Rufus Valuations is dedicated to producing jewellery and watch appraisals of the highest quality and clarity. The company specialises in insurance, probate and division of assets valuations. Fees are charged per item and are agreed before hand, after which an appointment is made to meet one of the experts, either at your home or business, or at the Rufus Valuations office. Every item is meticulously examined and appraised... [more]

Independent Jewellery Appraisers also provide a valuation service through respected jewellers in this region. Please see the JAW Associates who provide this appraisal service in Kent. Please see the Jewellers in Kent page for more details.

info iconTypes of Jewellery Valuations

Only those specifically referred to on this page are described here

Further types will be mentioned on the Valuer's profile pages as there are several other types of valuation reports, each with its own particular wording, purpose, objectives and resulting values.

Division of Assets (commonly requested) - This appraisal and valuation is used to establish the value of an item of jewellery to be used in an equitable distribution scenario. The basis of value is largely dictated by the function of the valuation. Examples could include the division of property following the dissolution of a marriage or a scenario where a client requires an informal valuation so that a collection of valuables can be distributed among two or more recipients (perhaps following the death of the owner of the gems).

Insurance Replacement (routinely requested) - Used to present to an insurance company prior to taking out or renewing an insurance policy. This enables them to establish their maximum financial exposure in the event of a loss. The value represents the modal retail replacement cost of an item of equal merit from the most appropriate type of source within a given broad geographic area. Whether the item is valued on a New Replacement Value (NRV) or Secondhand Replacement Value (SHRV) basis is largely dictated by the type and age of the item, although it is possible for the policy-holder and/or the insurance company to have some sway too. All values normally include VAT.

Probate (commonly requested) - Used to establish the value of a Deceased's estate to enable the calculation of Inheritance Tax due to HMRC and settling of probate. The cited values represent the open market value of the item(s) as of the Date of Death. The values do not include VAT.

You may have to look outside the Ashford area if you require a very specialised service that may be outwith the scope of a normal gem and jewellery appraisal, or if you require a jewellery expert or Gemmologist to travel to another country. Appraisal services such a jeweller's stock audit, Capital Gains assessments and certain types of evaluation for investigations by HMRC are handled by specialists on JAW but you may need to broaden your search.
Please see the English Jewellery Valuers page for more options.