Crystal Clear Valuations

Crawley, England, UK

Avg. Rating Rating star5.0 (27 reviews)

Jewellery Valuer - Karra Willmott
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About this Valuer

Crystal Clear Valuations are dedicated to offering their clients the highest level of service and professionalism, specialising in home-visits (or to your Bank or Solicitors Office). With appointments available seven days a week, including evening visits, they strive to provide a valuation at a time that suits you. Based in Crawley, West Sussex, they serve the surrounding areas, including parts of Kent, Surrey and London.

Gemmologist, Karra Ellison, fuses years of trade experience with a plethora of Gemmological and Diamond qualifications, to deliver a friendly and approachable service. As a proud member of the Institute of Registered Valuers, offering highly detailed and methodical valuations that are consistently on point is essential to her ethos, career and business.

Karra is also an accredited Open Distance Learning Tutor for the Gemmological Association of Great Britain, covering their FGA and DGA, which are essential diplomas in the world of Jewellery and Valuing. This passion for education goes hand in hand with explaining and simplifying the trade, helping clients to understand more about the service provided and their items.

As their name suggests, they aim to make obtaining and receiving a valuation hassle-free and understandable. They will discuss your needs at the point of initial enquiry, to ascertain the right type of valuation required. They cover valuations for Insurance, Probate, Family Division, Private Sale and Capital Gains Tax. They handle the appraisal of all types of Jewellery, Watches, Silverware, Flatware and loose Diamonds and Gemstones.

This company has a clear pricing structure, with fees based on item types, rather than by a percentage of total value or time taken. This ensures that there is no bias to increase the value of your jewellery, or to take longer to value it, which would in turn increase the charge presented to you. There are no hidden fees or extras, and they always provide a free estimate before an appointment is confirmed.

For further information on their service or to book an appointment, please click on the contact details above.

 

The Business

  • Private Practice & Trade Valuer
  • Business mix: Valuations
    Also an Educator
  • Principal + 0 staff valuers
  • 7-days: 8am to 9pm
  • Home visits & via jewellers in London, Surrey & West Sussex.

Financial

  • Per-item based fees
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Full valuation reports start at £110

Qualifications

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  • DGA, FGA, PJGemDip
  • FIRV, FJVA, PJValDip
  • AJP, PJDip, PJManDip

Memberships

  • Gem-A, SGA
  • AIJV, IRV, JVA
  • NAJ

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Home visit jewellery valuations

Location

Karra Ellison
Crystal Clear Valuations
PO Box 1290
Crawley
RH10 0NE

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avatarBecca Drake. Epsom

Review starsAug 2020

Fantastic Service

Karra did an incredibly detailed report on my diamond engagement ring which I needed pretty much overnight for insurance purposes. She was incredibly helpful, wrote a very detailed report, and went out of her way to help my meet the very tight deadline set by my insurer. Thank you so much!

Expertise / Items Examined: Diamond engagement ring.

avatarEd & Nic. Epsom

Review starsAug 2020

Exceptional Service

We would highly recommend Karra for anybody needing this service. Karra was extremely professional and arranged a time that suited us perfectly. Karra took the time to explain the different equipment she was using and taught us more about our diamond - the appointment was almost like a gemology lesson and it was really interesting to learn and see more about our stone.

The report was collated in an extremely and efficient way. We would certainly be using Karra again would recommend her to friends and family.

Expertise / Items Examined: A diamond engagement ring.

avatarC Hamer. Leatherhead

Review starsAug 2020

Professional, Knowledgeable & Great Service

Karra delivered an extremely professional & efficient service. A home visit was very convenient, and the valuation price competitive. Karra clearly loves her job as she was more than happy to answer my questions and share her knowledge during the visit to value a Tiffany engagement ring & Rolex Submariner. We recieved the valuations very soon after the visit, to satisfy the needs of the insurance company. A happy customer - would recommend.

Expertise / Items Examined: Tiffany Diamond engagement ring & Rolex Submariner date.

avatarDonna. Sunbury

Review starsAug 2020

Antique diamond ring, antique watch and a modern watch.

From initial enquiry contact Karra was extremely approachable and responded very quickly. I was initially quite nervous and wary (having previously been misled by another so called 'valuer') but I have to say it was an absolute pleasure to have Karra in our home. She was totally professional and efficient in valueing a victorian ring and 2 watches. I would also add that her fees are extremely competitive.

As promised a week later she sent through a very professional valuation report, which I am delighted with. I would have no hesitation in recommending Karra. I believe the service she provides is far superior to anything you will find on the high street or random names on the net.

Expertise / Items Examined: ???ITEMS???

avatarLardner. Gravesend

Review starsJul 2020

Excellent

Very pleasant and professional young lady. Reviewed the watch very thoroughly and arranged for authenticity documentation from maker. Would highly recommend.

Expertise / Items Examined: Watch

avatarAdam. West Sussex

Review starsJul 2020

Speedy, Reliable and Professional Service

Karra was able to value a diamond I purchased from Dubai to help both with insurance purposes and for my own peace of mind. Karra was able to do this through a home visit which was booked in very quickly and easily. It's clear Karra has a lot of knowledge with jewellery as she was able to provide me with lots of advice and tips for both maintaining the quality and sorting insurance. Highly reccomend!

Expertise / Items Examined: Diamond engagement ring.

avatarMark. Haywards Heath

Review starsMar 2020

We Would Highly Recommend Karra

Karra was an absolute delight to welcome into our home. She provided a professional and knowledgeable service at a very reasonable price, compared with quotations from High Street Jewellers. We’ll be sure to use Karra’s service in the future.

Expertise / Items Examined: Sapphire engagement ring and collection of watches including Rolex, Cartier & Breitling.

avatarSG. Cornwall

Review starsFeb 2020

Excellent Service

Given the size of the collection (see details below), I appreciated the home service as I would not have liked to send the items away for valuation or left them in a shop. Karra was extremely thorough, knowledgeable and professional. The report she produced is 42 pages long! Apart from insurance purposes, it was lovely to find out more about the items and gain an appreciation of their worth. She was with me from 10am - 6pm examining all the items, making notes and taking photographs. I appreciated the advice she gave me at the beginning of the day as to what was/wasn’t worth valuing. Altogether I thoroughly recommend her service which I thought was reasonably priced given the amount of work involved.

Expertise / Items Examined: 69 items, many of which I had inherited from my mother and had been purchased in Africa and Asia.

avatarGW. E.Sussex

Review starsNov 2019

Excellent Service - Competitive Fee

Karra valued an engagement ring for insurance. She was thoroughly professional throughout and arranged a home visit promptly, fitting in with my deadlines to insure. Then produced a full report swiftly.

I’ll certainly use her again. I had been let down by an online valuation provider (50% overvaluation on the trend of other valuations we have had done, and poor service before and after). So time was short for me. Karra stepped in and sorted things - I wish I had gone to her first.

Expertise / Items Valued: Solitaire engagement ring.

avatarJanice. Orpington

Review starsOct 2019

Thorough & Convenient

I am delighted that I booked my valuation with Karra via Facebook messenger. She responded to my initial request on a Sunday morning and arranged to meet me a few days later. It was so convenient to have this appointment in-home and I appreciate all the equipment that Karra brought with her to complete her work.

Karra provided an extremely thorough and fair valuation with a quick turnaround so I could renew my insurance policy on time. I am also happy to hear that I will get a discount to value my current collection in the future. Thank you for your top-notch service Karra.

Expertise / Items Valued: A collection of diamond and gold jewellery.

avatarAlex. Croydon

Review starsOct 2019

Highly Professional

Karra was extremely professional, efficient, knowledgeable and personable. It was clear that the whole valuation was in extremely safe hands throughout.

Expertise / Items Valued: Collection of a wide range of jewellery types.

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avatarMelissa. London

Review starsOct 2019

Great Service

Karra was extremely helpful and responsive when I made initial contact. The home service Karra provides is very convenient - especially the evening appointments. The process itself was so straightforward and efficient. Karra took the time to explain the valuation process and kindly answered any questions we had about the jewellery being valued. I would highly recommend Karra going forward.

Expertise / Items Valued: Diamond ring.

avatarJane. Walton-on-Thames

Review starsAug 2019

Brilliant Heart-shaped Diamond Valuation

Karra served a very professional and polished presentation made a bit more complicated as we had to go abroad in the middle of it.

Expertise / Items Valued: Diamond heart-shaped ring.

avatarTracy. Horsham

Review starsJul 2019

Excellent Service

I asked Karra to value a number of items for insurance purposes. She attended at a convenient time and was very thorough and informative with her valuations. The service we received was quick, efficient and informative and I would not hesitate to recommend her service.

avatarJR. Bromley

Review starsApr 2019

Thorough Evaluation of Edwardian Jewellery

Crystal Clear Valuations provided me with valuations for insurance purposes of items of family jewellery. It was a pleasure to meet Karra and observe her at work. I was impressed by her enthusiasm for her field, her thoroughness, breadth of experience and ongoing training. The value to my family in these well worn pieces lies not in their notional replacement cost but in that they belonged to our forbears and every comment about the methods of construction or employment of mixed or second-hand stones added to this value. I wholeheartedly recommend Crystal Clear Valuations.

Expertise / Items Valued: 3 diamond rings, 2 necklets: late Victorian - early 20th century

avatarAnne. Beaminster

Review starsJan 2019

Very Professional

An in depth report on the valuation of my redesigned ring. Very happy with the new valuation. Exceptional and professional service.

avatarMr Kirby. Reigate

Review starsJan 2019

Flexible & Fast Service

Karra made time to see us on a Saturday at the time that suited us, and at short notice due to urgency of appointment. She turned around the valuation faster than expected, which was great. She was professional, polite and provided everything we needed. Brilliant service

avatarR Hughes. London

Review starsNov 2018

Quick & Efficient

Having never had any jewellery valued before, It was helpful that Karra explained each stage of the process and answered all my questions. I’d have no hesitation in recommending her to my friends.

avatarHP. Chessington

Review starsAug 2018

Excellent

Karra has provided an excellent service whereby she attended my home, valued an engagement ring - required by my insurer- and produced a professional and well put together document in a fast and efficient manner. I’d highly recommend her and will have the item reappraised by her in 3 years. Thank you Karra!

avatarJulie. London

Review starsAug 2018

Professional and Efficient

Karra recently appraised a diamond ring and a diamond tennis bracelet for me. I am in the industry myself and I found her to be knowledgable and professional throughout. Her report was detailed, accurate and given in an efficient and timely manner and I would have no hesitation recommending her. I will be using her in future on both a personal and professional level.

avatarOliver Mate. Croydon

Review starsAug 2018

Friendly Professional and Accurate Valuation

I needed to have a watch and a diamond ring valued for insurance purposes at short notice. Karra attended out house within one day. She provided a fantastic service, not only valuing the ring and watch but also offering insight and tips around servicing and care.

The valuation report was accurate and clear and sent within the day. 5-star service and an all round lovely person!

avatarRichard as Executor. Horsham

Review starsMay 2018

Excellent and Professional Service

I asked Karra to provide a valuation for probate purposes of the various items of jewellery from my mother’s estate. Karra visited my house and examined and valued all the jewellery and other valuables. She was a kind enough to answer my questions about a couple of the items. The Valuation Report was clear, informative and delivered promptly. Her fee was very reasonable considering the time taken and expertise required. Overall, I was very impressed indeed.

avatarSatisfied Customer. Banstead

Review starsMarch 2018

Professional

Three valuations were arranged through a local family jewellers. They highly recommended Karra and I am not disappointed. I inherited two family engagement rings and took the opportunity to update a twenty year old modern ring. I now have three detailed valuations including pictures. They are well documented, well presented and my insurance company is very pleased. All for such a very reasonable cost. Re-evaluations are offered at reduced price so I will be making use of this service again in a timely fashion as I hadn't realised how much I had under insured these sentimental items.

avatarEM. London

Review starsNov 2017

Excellent Service

We booked Karra for a home visit to provide insurance valuations of a watch and an engagement ring. She arrived on time and carried out a very professional service from start to finish. Highly recommend.

avatarLK. Dorking

Review starsNov 2017

Fabulous Service!

Karra provided a very efficient service. She came to my home to perform a valuation which meant I did not have to leave home or part with the item of jewelry concerned. She conducted the valuation process in a thorough and professional way. I was very interested to observe the procedures involved and she was patient and informed in dealing with my questions. She has an engaging personality and a key interest in her profession, demonstrated by the effort she has expended in obtaining her various qualifications. She produced the comprehensive valuation report in the time frame promised and offered to answer any follow up questions if any. This was not necessary.

avatarSH. Purley

Review starsSep 2017

Quick, Friendly & Professional

Karra responded promptly to my request for a jewellery valuation and we quickly arranged a mutually conventient time for her to come to my home. She was friendly, polite and efficient in person and produced the valuation quickly and conventiently. Thank you Karra!

avatarSolitaire. London

Review starsSep 2017

Solitaire Jewellers

We have had Karra from Crystal Clear Valuations working with us in our retail jewellers carrying out our customers valuations. Karra is exceptionally knowledgeable, and it is clear she has a passion for jewellery and thrives on learning and giving excellent customer service. She is approachable, friendly and produced a fantastic comprehensive Valuation document that certainly had the wow factor! We look forward to our blossoming relationship & friendship and already have lots more valuation days booked in. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Karra to anyone looking for superior valuation service.