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.
Nearby Valuers who regularly deal with clients in Ashford
Julian Cousins Valuations
Julian is a warm, friendly and approachable jewellery appraiser who also knows his stuff. In other words, he’s just the sort of person you would want to invite into your home and to entrust your jewellery valuation. This is his great benefit - on-site valuation service in Ashford - so you don’t have to leave your jewellery at a jeweller’s shop, or sit in a draughty waiting room for a few hours. He’ll come to you, examine and appraise your jewellery, gemstones and diamonds in the comfort and security of your own home, and your valuation (both... [more info, fees, reviews etc]
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.
Types 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. For an expanded list of types, go to the Valuation Definitions page.
Division of Assets (sometimes requested)- This appraisal and valuation is used to establish the value of one or more items of jewellery to be used in an equitable distribution scenario. The basis of value is largely dictated by the function of the valuation. An example could be the division of property in a scenario where you require an informal valuation so that a collection of valuables can be distributed among two or more recipients following the death of the owner of the gems. The ascribed values are usually based on Fair Open Market values, but there are other possibilities. In the UK there is an increasing likelihood that this information could be delivered verbally during an informal consultation, rather than a formal report being produced.
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.