Birmingham | West Bromwich | Solihull
Jewellery & Diamond Appraisal Experts around Birmingham
Reviews of respected Appraisers & Gemmologists who provide jewellery valuation services to the Birmingham area including: the City Centre, Solihull, Tamworth and West Bromwich.
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 JAW Associates:
- Are full-time professional Valuers and Gemmologists, not retail jewellers.
- Are fully qualified and experienced.
- Have had all of their 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 fees, verified qualifications & credentials, reviews and contact details, click the ‘View Profile’ buttons.
The Valuers below are arranged in order of the the number of customer reviews they have received.
We are actively seeking a high quality Independent Jewellery Valuation business to be featured here.
There are Jewellers and Auction Houses in the West Midlands who have a valuation service provided by JAW associates.
Nearby Valuers who regularly deal with clients in the Birmingham area.
Geoff Whitefield, FIRV, FNAG
This truly independent jewellery valuation business does not buy or sell jewellery, diamonds, gemstones or watches, and prides itself on issuing impartial advice and value conclusions.
Headed by the award-winning Valuer, Geoff Whitefield this appraisal practice offers several flexible service options, including: Home-visits (Mr Whitefield will bring a portable laboratory to your home, office, bank vault or Solicitor's office and carry out the appraisal and valuation of your jewellery, silverware and watches on-site. This is especially welcome if you... [more]
Heather Callaway Ltd
Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, UK
Skillfully balancing reliability and professionalism, Heather Callaway has a longstanding reputation for providing thorough and accurate valuations in the gem trade. A certified gemmologist (FGA and DGA of The Gemmological Association of Great Britain) and Fellow of the Institute of Registered Valuers, she began her own appraisal practice after 18 years of valuing at prestigious companies in the UK, including Fellows Auctioneers and Plants the Jewellers. She says, "I fell in love with the jewellery industry straight away and was inspired by... [more]
PKW Jewellery Valuations Ltd
A professionally prepared jewellery valuation should be created with an independent unbiased approach, backed by sound knowledge & experience and the jewellery expert who writes the report should be held to account by appraisal authorities. This is exactly what you get when you commission the services of PKW Jewellery Valuations.
Phil Withington, owner and principal valuer / appraiser, has over four decades of jewellery industry experience, provides a confidential and impartial service, direct to you the client. You will receive a personal consultation ... [more]
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.
Divorce Settlement (rarely requested) - Used to establish the value of a married couple's jewellery, diamonds, gemstones and watches. The cited values represent the Open Market Value of the items as of the Date of Separation. This figure is appropriate to be put to the Court when jointly owned property is in dispute or the cash value is to be divided between to the two parties. The values do not include VAT.
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.
Sale Between Parties (rarely requested) - Used to assist two private individuals where one is the owner and the seller, and the other is a prospective buyer. The value represents the mid-point between the Open Market Value and the Retail Replacement cost from the secondary market exclusive of VAT. This valuation can also be based on the expected sale price of the item at a public auction, exclusive of any Buyer's Premium or Seller's Commission and costs. The Valuer's intention here will be to find the fairest figure from which both parties can negotiate according to their circumstances.
You may have to look outside the Birmingham 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 England page for more options.