Bristol, England, UK
Avg. Rating 5.0 (51 reviews)
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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. 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. Once completed, you will receive a comprehensive and detailed valuation report on your jewellery, one which is clear, concise and easy to understand.
Clarity Valuations makes it as easy as possible to do business with them by offering a choice of how the appraisal is carried out:
- An appointment can be made at their office on the Hollywood Estate in Bristol.
- Gareth can carry out the examination and appraisal at your home or office.
- Service is also available via the Auction Rooms and respected Jewellers who Gareth works with.
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.
- Per-item based fees
- All major cards accepted
- Full valuation reports start at £100
- DGA, FGA
- AIJV, IRV
By Appointment Only
- Free, on-site
- Visitors by appointment only
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Excellent Service and Value
I had an engagement ring (0.9 carat diamond) valued for the purpose of insurance. I called Clarity and they explained how the process worked very clearly so I knew the exact process, time frame and cost. As I work long hours, Gareth came to my offices which was very helpful and convenient. Gareth is very easy to talk to and explained all questions that I had (I know nothing about diamonds) so he was extremely helpful.
The valuation is extensive and comes as both a hard and soft copy. As I was keeping things quiet, we agreed to send a e-copy via email and then the hard copy in the post after the deed was done. I would thoroughly recommend the service that Clarity provides. Thanks again!
Expertise / Items Valued: Diamond engagement ring.
Gareth valued an engagement ring that had been gifted to me by my fiancé's mother. While the sentiment is invaluable, Gareth's professional service enabled us to know what to insure the ring for if the unimaginable happened.
Expertise / Items Valued: Diamond Engagement Ring
Exactly What I Hoped
Gareth is extremely professional and personable. I had a purchase from an antique shop valued for insurance purposes. I found the appointment with Gareth to be incredibly interesting and informative. As a result I will feel more confident about future purchases. I cannot recommend Gareth's services highly enough.
Expertise / Items Valued: Diamond Ring
We had two items valued for insurance purposes. Gareth attended our house late on a Friday afternoon/evening and thoroughly reviewed both items with report following shortly thereafter. A very clear and concise report - would certainly recommend to others
Expertise / Items Valued: Diamond engagement ring and an emerald bracelet.
Gareth did a fantastic job reviewing our item. He was able to professionally review the item and had a great knowledge. Compared with previous people we spoke to about how long valuations would take this was quick and easy. Would not hesitate to recommend.
Expertise / Items Valued: Ring.
The Yates. Bristol
Excellent Home Service & Report
Gareth’s knowledge of his subject was encyclopaedic and it was fascinating to hear him talk us through what required valuing for insurance, and what did not. By bringing all his assessment instruments to the house he was able to document and photograph all relevant items without us having to transport them to him. The very professional bound report was the icing on the cake. We cannot recommend Gareth and Clarity Valuations highly enough and will definitely be using him to do the re-valuation in three years time.
Expertise / Items Valued: Various jewellery items and a watch
I could not be happier with the service provided by Clarity Valuations. I was relieved to not have to send my ring off for 2+ weeks. The valuation took place at my house, at a time convenient for me and for a very reasonable fee. I will not hesitate to use Gareth & Clarity Valuations again. Thank you so much.
Expertise / Items Valued: Diamond engagement ring.
Professional & Excellent Service
Gareth visited us at home to value a watch and ring we own. Not only was he very professional, he was approachable, knowledgeable and offered a very efficient service in the comfort of our own home. We didn’t want to part with our items for any period of time and the thought of going into a jeweller with 2 young children wasn’t one we wanted to entertain so the home visit service was the major bonus. We would highly recommend Gareth for efficiency, value for money and all round professionalism with a friendly face and manner.
Gareth provides an outstanding service. I didn’t want to be parted with my diamond engagement ring but I desperately needed to have it valued for insurance purposes. I contacted Gareth late at night, he contacted me back quickly and I was lucky that he was able to fit me in the very next day! He is friendly and makes you feel at ease, as well as explaining the process of the valuation and answering any questions that you may have! I will be recommending him to others as well as using him again for any future valuations. Thank you!
Really Good Service
Would highly recommend. Gareth was quick and helpful with my initial questions over email. He came to my home to carry out his valuation, he was on time, polite and clearly very knowledgeable. He provided the full report nice and quick. Very happy with the service and will use him again.
I had a great experience with Gareth who did a valuation report for an antique ring. He was extremely knowledgeable and professional, and brought all the equipment needed to examine and photograph the ring in without me having to leave my flat. Would definitely recommend!
Exactly What We Wanted
We had my diamond engagement ring valued. Gareth was very professional and friendly. When we realised the ring needed to be valued, the last thing I wanted was to sent the ring off for a month. Gareth offered us time and dates to suit us and we didn’t have to go out our way at all. The valuation came back within a week and I only had to take off my ring for 30 minutes! So much easier than other places we enquired.
Friendly & Professional Service
Gareth at Clarity Valuations was easy to deal with from the first point of contact with prompt and helpful e-mail responses. Gareth showed up in a punctual manner to value an engagement ring. The service was provided with a great level of care and professionalism. Overall the service exceeded my expectations and was competitively priced for the level of detail provided. Gareth is very easy to talk to and I wouldn’t hestitate to use his services again.
Excellent service from start to finish. Gareth’s approach was very professional and the report supplied was extremely comprehensive. I would not hesitate in recommending Gareth.
Gareth has been a pleasure to deal with from start to finish. He is extremely knowledgeable in his field and the quality of the report has surpassed our expectations. Would highly recommend for anyone else wanting a professional jewellery valuation.
Lyn M. Tetbury
I came across Clarity Valuations having been let down by my usual jewellers. Within minutes Gareth phoned in response to my web message, he chatted through the process and was engaging and friendly and by the end of the call, the appointment was booked to be carried out in the convenience of my home.
I was away for the appointment but my husband was impressed by Gareth and the way he conducted the appointment, explaining what he was doing and was interested in the history of my ring. The report was delivered ahead of schedule, professionally bound, comprehensive and the valuation in line with my thoughts.
Definitely no complaints from me and I look forward to meeting Gareth in the near future for my next valuation.
Dave S. Bristol
After receiving my watch back after a service, and becoming wary upon wearing it regularly again, I decided to explore the contingency of insuring it for my peace of mind. Having not arranged insurance for an item of jewellery before, I only knew that a valuation was required but nothing beyond that. I called Gareth to explain my situation and he was extremely helpful in telling me my options as well as an explanation the full process. He provided me with the valuation in an electronic format and tailored it so I could provide the details to the insurance company in the most efficient manner. Many thanks for your assistance Gareth!
Appraisal of 3 Rolex watches for insurance, I cannot fault the professional service and ease of the valuation process. No need to be parted from your items while being valued as the inspection and photos are all carried out at home. Also, the clear and reasonable pricing means I will definatly use again. BIG THANKS
Professional and Convenient
Gareth is a highly professional and qualified appraiser. I am very pleased with the level of care and professionalism with which he treated my items and how I was approached as a customer. I have even obtained suggestions on next steps and Gareth goes out of his way to explain things to you and is always readily available. I would recommend his service to anyone looking for an amazing, professional and stress-free experience (as I personally am not happy with the idea of posting my valuables off and much prefer the home-visit arrangement). I will be using these services in the future for the remainder of my items, as I now cannot imagine going anywhere else or relying on anyone different. Booking was easily arranged and accommodating to my diary. The quality of paperwork/reporting is impressive and thorough. All in all - a wonderful, valuable and pleasant experience.
Keith & Elaine. Malmesbury
Gareth was the ultimate professional as well as being warm, friendly and extremely informative throughout the whole process. We enjoyed the experience and learned a lot. The quality and detail of his report was way beyond our expectations and we consider his price to be very good value. It was also very convenient to have him come to our daughter’s house to do the valuation work.
I needed an expedited valuation with a tight turn around time. Gareth did what he could to accomodate our schedule and got the job done on time and in a very professional manner. What a lovely guy to work with. Thanks very much, Jane
Thomas J. Bristol
Great Knowledge and a Perfect Service
Gareth came around my flat at the date and time that suited me and explained everything in great detail. Carried out the valuation and sent me the report even quicker than he said he would. Would 100% recommend and will surely use Gareth’s services again.
Ms S. Bristol
I had a ring valued. I was impressed with Gareth’s service throughout which I found to be professional, knowledgeable and prompt. He came highly recommended and did not disappoint. The home-visit appointment system was very convenient and I found Gareth to be friendly, relaxed and professional. The service was clearly explained from the outset and the fees were transparent. I did not feel pressured or rushed into making an appointment. I was extremely impressed with his knowledge and experience. Well worth the price for a great service, well-presented bound report and peace of mind.
I had two rings that required valuation for insurance purposes. I chose Gareth because of his excellent reviews and I was certainly not disappointed. Immediately from initial contact he was prompt to reply, explained how he worked and was transparent as regards costs involved. At the appointment he was on time, extremely friendly and very professional. I found watching him work both fascinating and interesting. His valuation reports are very comprehensive and professional. I would have no hesitation in recommending Gareth for your valuations.
Mrs B. Bristol
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.
Bob T. Basingstoke
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.
A True Gem
Gareth and I first spoke by phone, I had a complex query and he very willingly gave me his time and some very useful advice. At that point, I really wasn’t sure I’d be able to send any business his way, so I was very impressed that he gave his time and expertise so willingly and essentially for free. It was clear from the outset that he is passionate about his role. We spoke again several weeks later, and I was able to send some genuine business his way. He came to my home and it was like having an old friend over for coffee. He has a lovely manner, he is professional, his knowledge is second to none and he is so very passionate about what he does. Soon after, the high-quality paperwork was returned and I had one final residual query for Gareth. He returned once again to my home, out of way, after a long day at work elsewhere, to talk through my query. Once again, he did this willingly, from his own free time and wouldn’t hear of me trying to compensate him for this slight change in scope. I cannot recommend Gareth enough, he is warm, professional, knowledgeable, passionate and excellent value for money. He is a true gem!
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.
Matt B. Cheltenham
Perfect - 5-Stars
From the moment I contacted Gareth by email, his responses were both timely and detailed. A home-visit 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.
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.
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.
Margaret. Weston super Mare
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.
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.
Diamond Di. Gwent
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 jewellery 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.
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.
I was really impressed with the way that Gareth carried out the assessment. 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.
The Best of the Best
Convenient, quick efficient and highly professional evaluation service. Interesting & friendly evaluater!
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.
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.
Neil Byrne. Tyndalls Park
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.
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.
G Jones. Bristol
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.
Pat & Barb. Worcester
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.
C Hughes. Cardiff
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!
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.
Naomi H. Bristol
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.
Phil & Kelly. Bristol
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.
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.
Miloslav C. Cardiff
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.
Julie & Mel. Bristol
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.
Julie H. Northamptonshire
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.