Clarity Valuations

Bristol, England, UK

Avg. Rating Rating star5.0 (26 reviews)

Jewellery Valuer - Gareth Brown
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About this Valuer

Clarity Valuations are Bristol's premier independent watch and jewellery valuation consultants, as well as the south west of England's leading watch appraisal specialists.

Born from over three decades worth of experience, the team at Clarity Valuations have a genuine passion for watches and jewellery. Their personal, knowledgeable and diligent approach has seen them become the go to authority on watch and jewellery valuations for not only members of the public, but for leading auctioneers, retailers, solicitors and fellow valuers.

Clarity Valuations undertake valuations for the purposes of insurance, probate and division of assets. Valuations are carried out at their office via a secure postal service, or alternatively a home/office visit service can be arranged for your convenience. The factual details of your pieces as well as digital photographs will be taken in your presence, meaning you never have to be parted from your jewellery. The research and subsequent compilation of your valuation is then carried out back at Clarity Valuations office. And once completed, you will receive a comprehensive and detailed valuation report on your jewellery, one which is clear, concise and easy to understand.

Gareth Brown is the proprietor of Clarity Valuations is a proud member of the NAJ′s Institute of Registered Valuers, the Association of Independent Jewellery Valuers and the Gemmological Association of Great Britain.

To discuss your watch and jewellery valuation requirements, contact Gareth at Clarity Valuations. Contact details are shown at the top of this page.

 

The Business

  • Private Practice & Trade Valuer
  • Business mix: 100% valuations
  • Principal + 0 staff valuers
  • Mon - Fri: 9am to 6pm
    Sat - by arrangement
  • Home Visits & via jewellers & Auctioneers in Bristol, Oxforshire, Wiltshire & Worcestershire.

Financial

  • Per-item based fees
  • All major cards accepted
  • Full valuation reports start at £100

Qualifications

  • DGA, FGA

Memberships

  • Gem-A
  • AIJV, IRV

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Location

Clarity Valuations
Correspondence only
Suite 227
179 Whiteladies Road
Clifton
BRISTOL
BS8 2AG

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avatarMrs B. Bristol

Review starsNov 2018

Excellent, Professional Service

Gareth came to my home to value a watch for insurance purposes. He was courteous, friendly and obviously extremely knowledgeable. He explained exactly what he was looking for as he examined and photographed the watch. The valuation report arrived promptly and was very detailed. An excellent, professional service at every stage - I would recommend Gareth to anyone.

avatarBob T. Basingstoke

Review starsNov 2018

Prompt and Professional

Gareth visited me at home at very short notice and was very professional and knowledgeable of the jewellery business. He was very thorough in his analysis and appraisal of the jewellery and his findings were near identical to that of the suppliers. Having only visited me on the Tuesday the appraisal was available by midday on Friday the same week. I would not hesitate to recommend Gareth my or to use his services again.

avatarGreenwood. Bristol

Review starsOct 2018

Helpful and Seamless

I felt well looked after and the whole process was really easy to organise. Gareth was really helpful and I found that by being able to come to the house meant that the valuation was easy and hassle free. Would recommend.

avatarMatt B. Cheltenham

Review starsSep 2018

Perfect - 5-Stars

From the moment I contacted Gareth by email, his responses were both timely and detailed. An appointment was arranged for the following week at my house, this was extremely convenient, and fantastic value for money. Gareth is very professional, personable and extremely knowledgeable. His visit was carried out with efficiency, and his turnaround to supply me with the valuation was fast. The valuation itself is very detailed and well presented. I will definitely be recommending Gareth to my friends and family.

avatarJenny. Bristol

Review starsAug 2018

Professional & Friendly Valuers

I had a small number of jewellery items (wedding bands, engagement ring and a pendant) valued by Gareth Brown for insurance purposes and I was very pleased with the very high level of service I received. Gareth is very knowledgeable, enthusiastic and professional, and the written report he produced confirming the details of the items and their value was comprehensive and interesting to read. I also found it very convenient that Gareth was able to visit my house to value the items which not all valuers offer. I would highly recommend Clarity Valuations.

avatarVirginia. Cardiff

Review starsMay 2018

5-Star Service at a Very Competitive Price

We were referred to Clarity Valuations by a large international jewellery company as we had some concerns about a purchase made abroad. From the first point of contact through to a courtesy follow-up email, Gareth provided us with a very professional independent, competent yet friendly service and delivered as promised. He more than exceeded our expectations with the quality presentation and professional detail of his report. Compared to previously used reputable jewellers, Clarity Valuations provided both quality and value for money for jewellery valuation and we will certainly use him again.

avatarMargaret. Weston super Mare

Review starsMar 2018

A Very Professional Service

Gareth was a pleasure to deal with. He was punctual, courteous and friendly. He was clearly very knowledgeable and experienced and his advice therefore most valuable. He gave a very professional service indeed.

avatarHolly. Newport

Review starsFeb 2018

Fantastic Service

Gareth valued two items for me. He was exceedingly knowledgeable, very professional, and is clearly passionate about what he does. His communication throughout the process has been fantastic, he’s very efficient and delivered excellent customer service. I highly recommend him and will use him again myself in the future.

avatarDiamond Di. Gwent

Review starsFeb 2018

Peace of Mind

I needed an appraisal from Clarity Valuations having bought a diamond on a ‘spur of the moment’ purchase and then becoming apprehensive after the fact. Gareth visited my home, spent time, explained everything, his knowledge of the industry is second to none. I felt much more confident in my purchase after Gareth had visited and, as promised, within one week I received my appraisal. All was as it should be and I was extremely relieved and happy at the outcome. I would have no hesitation in recommending Clarity Valuations and will certainly use them for valuations in any further purchases I may make.

avatarCathy. Bath

Review starsJan 2018

Excellent, in Every Way!

Extremely lucky to have met this very informative, professional gentleman. Very impressed with the prompt, detailed service provided. I can’t recommend him highly enough.

avatarSandy. Bristol

Review starsNov 2017

Detailed Valuation

I was really impressed with the way that Gareth carried out the valuation. I sat with him and he explained what he was looking for. Also the valuation was much more detailed than I expected and each item was photographed.

avatarFrances. Bristol

Review starsOct 2017

The Best of the Best

Convenient, quick efficient and highly professional evaluation service. Interesting & friendly valuer!

avatarKaren. Bristol

Review starsSep 2017

Excellent Service

Excellent, courteous and prompt service. Would highly recommend to anyone. The Valuer dealt with my elderly parents with respect and courtesy. I didn’t need to charge them, so didn’t. Greatly appreciated.

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avatarAlec. Bristol

Review starsAug 2017

Efficient & Professional

I contacted this company and from the very beginning it was a painless task to get all my wife's jewellery valued as per the request of my home insurance cover. I was pleased with the report, the valuations were in line with my expectations and the presentation of my report was neat and tidy. I would recommend this company to anybody.

avatarNeil Byrne. Tyndalls Park

Review starsJul 2017

Prompt, Professional & Quality Service

I would highly recommend Gareth and his jewellery valuation services. Gareth made the whole process easy and convenient by having the appointment at my workplace. The valuation report was delivered quicker than expected and attached to my insurance policy with no issues.

avatarTJ. Bristol

Review starsJul 2017

Great Service at Reasonable Cost

Gareth is very professional and gives a great service at a very reasonable cost. We would highly recommend him. We will use his services again and are recommending him to friends and family.

avatarG Jones. Bristol

Review starsJul 2017

Flexible Approach and Thorough Service

Following a request for my engagement ring to be valued by our house insurer, I approached Clarity Valuations. Gareth was quick to respond and we agreed a fixed fee for the work. To fit with the timescales put in place by my insurers, Gareth made time in his diary to come to my workplace to undertake the valuation there. The report, which is comprehensive, was turned around within a week and released immediately on receipt of payment. Very happy with the service and will use again.

avatarPat & Barb. Worcester

Review starsJun 2017

First Class Service

We had several pieces appraised by Gareth, he was very polite and thoroughly professional. We were very happy with the whole experience and would certainly call upon him again if required. We would definitely recommend him.

avatarC Hughes. Cardiff

Review starsJun 2017

Professional & Efficient Service

Very Impressed with Gareth’s professional and friendly approach and thorough valuation of my engagement ring.

I arranged a home visit and I’m so pleased I did as I was able to see the amount of work and inspection that goes into a valuation. It also means you don't have to part with your valuables. Within 5 days I had my Valuation Schedule through electronically and in paper format.

In a nutshell, Gareth provided a ‘diamond’ first-class service and will most definitely use him again. Highly recommended!

avatarAlex. Bristol

Review starsMay 2017

Excellent Service

Having changed my house insurers, the new firm recommended the two specified items to be insured were revalued, as they hadn't been valued since purchase. On recommendation, I contacted Gareth at Clarity Valuations and met him at the premises of Julie Anne Palmer (Ed: A jewellery designer and goldsmith in Bristol). Gareth was friendly, professional, knowledgeable and exceedingly thorough. He examined, tested, weighed, measured and photographed my two rings so they didn't have to be taken away. I had a call about six days later to say the report was ready and on its way to me. The report itself was well done, clear and concise and also sent in pdf form so I could forward it to the insurers. Thank you Gareth, I think I need to talk to you about some other items now! I would highly recommend the services of Clarity Valuations.

avatarNaomi H. Bristol

Review starsMay 2017

Highly Professional - High Quality Service

I can highly recommend Clarity Valuations. They were able to arrange a home visit so I did not have to post or transport my valuable items. Mr Brown provided a friendly and highly professional service which was clearly based on his extensive experience and his enthusiasm for the subject. My valuation report was delivered by both email and by post via recorded delivery. A first class service.

avatarPhil & Kelly. Bristol

Review starsApr 2017

Professional Friendly Service

Brilliant service from Clarity Valuations. The home visit was professional, swift and friendly. The appraisal documents were received in a few days. Gareth really put us at ease and was a pleasure to do business with. We will definitely recommend and will use again in the future.

avatarRing. Bristol

Review starsMarch 2017

Efficient, No fuss, Utterly Professional

An excellent service that comes to your house. It could not have been more convenient and efficient. The Valuer was very knowledgeable and highly equipped to deal with a range of jewellery and watches. Highly professional and courteous. The report was produced within a week of inspection. Highly recommended.

avatarMiloslav C. Cardiff

Review starsJan 2017

Great Service

Very professional service. One of the few Jewellery Valuers who is still charging per item and not a percentage of the value as many other valuers do. Very easy to book an appointment saving your time, and you don't need to wait days or weeks until your jewellery is going to be appraised. 5 items valued in 1 hour in friendly environment. Highly recommended.

avatarJulie & Mel. Bristol

Review starsJan 2017

Excellent

Thank you Gareth for your excellent professional and speedy valuation service. Very friendly and helpful and was great that you explained as you went along what you were doing. I would highly recommend you to friends and family - in fact have already done so you a work colleague. Thanks again.

avatarJulie H. Northamptonshire

Review starsSep 2016

Profession & Friendly Service

Regarding a watch I was given. I was provided with a very prompt, professional and friendly service. I would not hesitate in using them again and I would highly recommend Clarity Valuations to others.