Braintree | Colchester | Cambridge | Bishop’s Stortford
Jewellery Valuers in the Braintree area
The Appraisers listed here provide jewellery valuation services to Braintree, Colchester, Cambridge, Bishop′s Stortford and throughout the counties of Essex, Cambridgeshire and Suffolk. Services include valuations via your nearest participating jeweller, a home-visit service and through the postal service.
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 cost, 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.
Mary Waterfall, the Principal at MW Valuations, prides herself on a warm friendly approach to servicing her clients in their own homes and offices. This home visit valuation service is available over a large area, covering Chelmsford, Cambridge, Luton and Ipswich.
Ms Waterfall is a respected totally independent valuer, does not buy, sell or broker jewellery related items. Appraisals and valuations for all purposes, including Insurance Replacement, Probate and Sale by Private Treaty is carried out on modern and antique jewellery, diamonds and watches ... [more]
Nearby Valuers who regularly deal with clients near Braintree, Colchester and Cambridge
WR Huddy Valuations
Rupert has been associated with the jewellery trade for over 38 years. He began his career studying Silversmithing and Allied Crafts at Sir John Cass College of Art, London, in 1976. Then worked in the family jewellers for 25 years progressing to manager, this involved the refurbishment of jewellery and silverware in their own in-house workshop.
Rupert added to his extensive knowledge whilst working in the repair/replacement department of a large jewellery insurance provider for four years and then for the Guild of Valuers & Jewellers... [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.
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 / Sale by Private Treaty / Private Sale (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.
There are other Valuers on JAW who assist consumers in this area but are based outside Essex. Please see the English Jewellery Valuers page for further options.