Canterbury| Whitstable | Faversham
Jewellery & Diamond Appraisal Experts around Canterbury
Reviews of Valuers & Gemmologists providing a jewellery valuation service to the Canterbury area including Whitstable, Faversham, Sandwich 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.
Julian Cousins Valuations
Registered Valuer and qualified Gemmologist, Julian Cousins, carries out the appraisal and valuation of your jewellery in your home or office. Valuations are performed on diamond set, gem set and plain gold items of jewellery, silverware, loose diamonds and gemstones. The examination and appraisal part of the process is carried out in your presence, so you never need to be without your precious items. The actual valuation is carried out off-site with your valuation documents (hard copy and PDF) arriving a few days after the appointment. Insurance Replacement... [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 neighbouring Counties. See the Kent Jewellers 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.
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 divded 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.
You may have to look outside the Canterbury 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.