Bristol, England, UK
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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 Jewellery Valuers Association (and a member of their management committee), 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.
- Private Practice & Trade Valuer
- Business mix: 100% valuations
- Principal + 0 staff valuers
- Mon - Fri: 9am to 6pm
Sat - by arrangement
- Per-item based fees
- All major cards accepted
- Full valuation reports start at £120
- Valuations available from the Valuer's office in Bristol.
- Valuations also available via jewellers in Bristol, Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Wiltshire & Worcestershire.
- Regularly visits client's homes in Bath, Bristol, Cardiff, Gloucester, Newport, Swindon.
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Amazing service received from Gareth at Clarity Valuations.
Expertise / Items Examined: Rolex Submariner
Outstanding In Every Way
I first contacted Gareth to ask about the valuation of an antique diamond ring for insurance purposes. The response I received was very informative regarding different types of valuations and the prices for each. I made an appointment during which I learnt a number of things that I was not aware of before. Gareth is very knowledgeable about his trade and was happy to answer all the questions we had while also including other titbits of interesting information which helped us understand how the final valuation was arrived at. Gareth is very personable and made both my mother and I feel at ease while the valuation took place. He was very professional in every way and I would not hesitate to use him again if the need arises. The whole process from start to finish was a lot smoother than I ever envisaged it would be. Thank you Gareth.
Expertise / Items Examined: An antique diamond ring.
Great Service and Straightforward Process
Gareth was very accommodating from the offset. He got back to me swiftly and talked me through how the valuation would be conducted. I was reassured to know that I would be able to get the inspection carried out within an hour appointment and I would not need to leave the ring with him like many other similar service providers. I was able to book the appointment within 10 days and he was happy for me to take my baby along with me for the appointment. It took no more than 45 minutes and he was able to answer any questions I had. I received the report within 5 days and Gareth was very pleasant to deal with.
I would not hesitate to go back to him for future valuations and I would thoroughly recommend him.
Expertise / Items Examined: Sapphire and diamond engagement ring.
Sam D. Bristol
Expertise and Enthusiasm
It's not easy to find someone to independently and expertly value a diamond so after several failed attempts at various jewelers and shops my expectations were low. I was therefore surprised and relieved to meet Gareth at Clarity and to finally get the valuation I needed. Not only did he know what he was talking about, he delivered his service with enthusiasm and humour, it was a unique experience (in a good way!) I would definitely recommend Gareth, he was a pleasure to deal with.
Expertise / Items Examined: Diamond earring.
Omega Deep Black Seamaster GMT Ceramic. As this item was over 5 years of age my insurance company requested a certified valuation for insurance purposes. Gareth conducted a comprehensive review of the watch and supporting documentation. Thereafter, providing a 13 page valuation report. This report was subsequently shared with my insurers and the some insured was adjusted without further questions. Great result all round. As such this service is highly recommended.
Expertise / Items Examined: Watch
Rolex Watch Valuation
The service received from Gareth at Clarity Valuations was both very professional and informative. I have already recommended the service to friends and family and I would used Clarity Valuations again without hesitation.
Expertise / Items Examined: Rolex Submariner.
I came to Gareth to have a ring valued for insurance purposes. Gareth was able to offer me an appointment in good times and was professional and helpful throughout my involvement with him. Valuation was sent within the time frame he agreed to. I would recommend Gareth and use his service again for any future valuations.
Expertise / Items Examined: A ring.
Rolex Submariner, valued for insurance purpose.
Gareth did the assessment, valuation in a courteous professional manner, he took the time and trouble in explaining his assessment in a polite and informative way, could not rate him any higher.
Expertise / Items Examined: Rolex Submariner
Apologies, this review is a bit late!
Booking the valuation was easy re time and place. A home visit was offered but not taken up, though this is great option to have available. The pricing structure was simple and transparent.
The appointment itself was terrific. Gareth was friendly, professional and very knowledgeable. He also has an abundant love of Star Wars to rival that of my wife's. Gareth made us feel at ease, making the appointment pleasurable as opposed to feeling like a chore.
We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Clarity Valuations for all valuation needs and look forward to our next appointment!
Expertise / Items Examined: Three-stone engagement ring.
Rupert Blevins. Bristol
Knowledgable, Professional and Efficient
Gareth was extremely helpful in giving me advice and a quite prior to the valution, helping us find a mutually convenient time, responsive to emails, giving me advice with regards to insurance and providing a report for me within the tight time frame.
Expertise / Items Examined: A diamond ring.
Phil R. Bristol
I needed a ring revalued quickly for insurance purposes. From the start Gareth was incredibly polite and helpful as he endeavored to meet my needs. He provides a very professional service and took time to explain each step of the process. The finished valuation report was comprehensive and accurate. I will not hesitate from using Gareth in the future.
Expertise / Items Examined: Diamond engagement ring
Excellent, Professional Service
I was not keen to part with my piece of jewellery so I was relieved when Gareth said that wasn't necessary and that I could wait whilst the valuation was done. He was extremely knowledgeable and professional as well as being personable. Gareth gave realistic expectations of when I should receive the report and in fact, it was emailed to me earlier than expected. A great experience all round.
Expertise / Items Examined: Diamond ring.
What a pleasure to find a genuine person, who has the expertise and knowledge of his craft together with being a really nice person. I was exceptionally fortunate as he was able to fit me in at short notice, also accommodating my request for a home visit. He was very professional and explained everything he was doing. Would definitely use Gareth again and would highly recommend him.
Expertise / Items Examined: A watch.
Great Qaulity Service
Gareth came to our home was extremely thorough pleasant and efficient. The valuation itself was very comprehensive prompt and just what I hoped for. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend his services.
Expertise / Items Examined: Declined to respond.
Excellent 1st Class Service
After speaking with Gareth by phone we booked an appointment to review a couple of rings we had purchased while on holiday and had booked a valuation for insurance purposes. Gareth was the most friendly, personable individual you could wish to meet. He instantly put us at ease and made us feel very welcome. He explained the procedure and answered all our questions in detail. He was very knowledgeable and has sent us a very detailed in-depth report. 1st class service all round and I would have no hesitation in recommending Gareth to anyone - fabulous service.
Expertise / Items Examined: Two diamond ring.
Happy to Recommend
I needed an up to date valuation of my mother's diamond engagement ring for insurance purposes. I was particularly anxious that the ring should not be out of my possession and I was delighted when I discovered that Gareth would come to my house and value the ring there. Gareth was very business like in making the arrangements and it all went like clockwork. He was very easy to talk to and happy to answer any questions. He obviously enjoys his work and was very knowledgeable and experienced. The report was sent very quickly and was extremely comprehensive
Expertise / Items Examined: A solitaire diamond engagement ring.
Gareth recently provided a valuation of an Omega watch. He is clearly knowledgeable and was very thorough and professional in his examination and assessment. His report was comprehensive, clear and well presented. In addition Gareth is friendly, patient and easy to communicate with. I can highly recommend Clarity Valuations and would certainly use them again.
Expertise / Items Examined: Omega watch
Carly G. Bristol
I have never had a jewellery valuation before so I wasn't too sure what I could expect from Gareth. But I can say he is extremely professional, knowledgeable and personable. We had a home visit to assess my engagement ring. We were very pleased with level of detail, attention and expertise provided. We would highly recommend Clarity valuations to anyone who wishes to keep their piece at home and not have it sent away!
Expertise / Items Examined: Diamond ring
I had my luxury watch valued for Insurance purposes. The service provided by Gareth was to a very high standard, from start to finish. He was open and transparent and extremely professional in all aspects. I highly recommend
Expertise / Items Examined: Luxury watch.
Nice, Simple & a Pleasure. Excellent
It was necessary for me to have three of my Rolex watches appraised for their value for my Zurich private client insurance policy. I selected clarity valuations based on Internet research and the proximity to where I lived and after confirming that the insurer would accept a report from Clarity Valuations. Following a brief email exchange with Gareth, a suitable time and date was agreed for me to visit the office for the assessment and appraisal of the three watches to take place. The office situated on the outskirts of Bristol is very easy to find and is located close to the M5 / M4 interchange. Parking was readily available at the office location and the office location fully accessible to myself with significant mobility issues.
I found Gareth to be a very pleasant and personable individual with the conversation between ourselves flowing with great ease. He had a relaxed style and covered all the salient points that he needed to do with me and answered all my queries effortlessly. Gareth came across as having a genuine interest and passion about watches in general. The valuation report was completed within the timescales that Gareth verbally indicated to me. Following receipt of an email stating the report was raised of you following payment, payment was made via bank transfer and literally within 20 minutes I received the valuation report from Gareth for me to forward to my insurers.
All in all this was an effortless and seamless procedure and operation with Gareth. I would not hesitate to use Gareth services again in the future when the need arises. Many thanks DS.
Expertise / Items Examined: A Rolex Daytona (Everose) on Oysterflex, a Rolex GMT and a Rolex DeepSea James Cameron / D-Blue.
Michelle & Paul. Bristol
Gareth provided a great service. He kindly stayed open late on Friday evening, was very welcoming and we had a great conversation about the jewellery, the gems stones diamonds and materials used. He's clearly very knowledgeable and the service was excellent, we would use again.
Expertise / Items Examined: Sapphire and diamond engagement ring.
Tom T. Bristol
Gareth provided a valuation for an engagement ring at short notice. His communication to organise via email was swift and the process was very efficient. Gareth was friendly, personable and patient with his time. It was an excellent experience and I would highly recommend.
Expertise / Items Examined: Engagement ring.
I researched the market place and found the answers to early questions raised to be of a professional standard. The service provided was expedient and to the highest professional standards. Gareth is courteous very knowledgeable and charges a sensible flat rate fee. Moreover questions were welcomed and indeed explicitly answered. Highly recommended and I will use again.
Expertise / Items Examined: A diamond ring.
This is the second time I have used the valuation services of this company, and on both occasions found them to be excellent.
Gareth is clearly an expert in his field, and his knowledge of fine jewellery and watches is second to none.
He arrived at my home at exactly the time stated, offered to remove his shoes and wore a face covering throughout, (This was after face covering rulings had been relaxed, so was not mandatory).
His quotation for the work was reasonably priced and the finished valuation report was beautifully presented in a hard cover book. I would highly recommend him and will be using his services in the future.
Expertise / Items Examined: Two Rolex watches.
Clare B. Bristol
Quick, Professional, Great Service
Gareth valued a diamond ring and also was kind enough to check the markings on my Grans gold wedding ring, at no extra cost. Quick service, was able to book me in within a few days and at a time that was best for me. Gareth's was really friendly, talked through what he was doing and provided the valuation within a week. Very happy with the service, will recommend to others and will definitely use again if needed.
Expertise / Items Examined: Diamond ring and gold wedding ring.
Gareth valued my engagement ring for insurance purposes. I chose Clarity valuations as other places required sending the ring away for several weeks. Gareth was incredibly accommodating and found an appointment time/place to suit my needs which was brilliant, and he explained the whole process clearly. Gareth himself is very friendly and professional. The valuation was completed quickly and the report is of a very high standard. I cannot fault the service provided and I would highly recommend Gareth/Clarity Valuations!
Expertise / Items Examined: Diamond engagement ring
Claire Pymm. Bristol
Excellent Fast Service
Really impressed with the service that Gareth provides. It was so good not to have to send my rings off to be valued which would have meant being without them for weeks. Gareth came to my house, was very friendly and communicative and within 45 minutes he'd got all the information he needed and then provided me with the valuation documents later the same day. I will definitely use him again and would recommend.
Expertise / Items Examined: My diamond engagement ring and diamond eternity ring.
M Scott. Bristol
Fast replies, helpful and very quick and honest feedback. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend.
Expertise / Items Examined: A diamond ring.
Easy and very affordable service. My report was ready the next day.
Expertise / Items Examined: Ring
A Beeley. Bristol
I had my engagement ring valued by Gareth. The whole process was brilliant from start to finish. He accommodated my work pattern, was communicative and flexible on timings, explained the whole process in a clear and simple manner and was wonderfully professional every step of the way. The report came through promptly and is very informative. I cannot recommend Clarity Valuations enough!
Expertise / Items Examined: My emerald and diamond engagement ring.
James T. Chepstow
Professional, Thorough and Highly Personable
I brought in my watch for valuation with Gareth in the Aztec West office. The whole experience was a real pleasure to deal with someone who knows the watch market. Not only that but I was made to feel highly valued and appreciated as a customer. Within a working week the report which was very thorough was complete and I was absolutely satisfied with the result.
Expertise / Items Examined: My watch
I found Gareth online after being told I would need to send my ring off for 4 weeks to be valued. Gareth responded quickly, and got a date that worked for both of us. During our meeting Gareth explained everything and even gave us a little bit of history on the ring. It was an enjoyabe experience which was very quick and easy. In less than a week later we had our valuation. We will be using Gareth again for sure!
Expertise / Items Examined: Diamond engagement ring.
Gareth was great! He managed to squeeze me in very last minute for a house insurance valuation, after an in store appointment was cancelled due to covid self isolating. He explained everything as he went and took the time to answer any questions I had. Very quick to reply to communications and produce the valuation report. 10/10 would use again if we need another valuation.
Expertise / Items Examined: Two diamond rings.
High Quality Professional Service
I contacted Gareth - from this website having read his reviews and his accreditations, for an insurance valuation. He was quick and professional in his response, with clear pricing.
Gareth is very knowledgeable and professional in explaining the process of the valuation, putting our minds at rest that we had purchases a truly wonderful ring. He attended my home to complete the valuation so I didn't have to send the ring away, which was great. Appointment was arranged less than a week from contacting him and he was able to produce the valuation quickly as well. I opted for both a digital and a hard copy valuation, which was presented in a hardcover book, very impressed with this.
I would certainly recommend Gareth for jewellery valuations, great service from start to finish.
Expertise / Items Examined: Diamond solitaire engagement ring in a platinum setting.
Gareth was recommended to me by a jeweller I have had several dealings with and I was not disappointed with the service. Gareth was friendly and I didn't have to wait long to get an appointment. The overall service was very professional but at the same time Gareth was relaxed, friendly and very informative of the process. Would definitely recommend.
Expertise / Items Examined: Ring.
Professional and Convenient
Gareth undertook a valuation of a treasured ring for insurance purposes. This was done in my home at a convenient time. The whole process from initial contact to a printed and bound report was customer-focused, clear and professional. I would recommend his services without hesitation.
Expertise / Items Examined: Diamond and emerald ring.
I was given Gareth's contacts by Julie who had re-fashioned some jewellery for me. The ring and pendant had not been professional valued and I needed this for insurance purposes. Gareth worked around my availability and conducted the valuation at home The valuation was then sent quickly in the form of a PDF document plus a paper copy sent to my home address. I feel the service was above and beyond and have already recommended Gareth to friends.
Expertise / Items Examined: A diamond ring and a diamond pendant.
I had my engagement ring valued for insurance purposes. The entire service from start to finish was wonderful. Quick and clear communication via email. Fair and transparent pricing system. Gareth was able to come to my house within a week of my initial enquiry and the report was produced and sent within 1 business day! Gareth is very knowledgeable and professional. Exceptional service at a similar price to the quotes I had from jewellers. However, not having to send away my ring and be without it for weeks made this the best possible option. Highly recommended!
Expertise / Items Examined: Diamond engagement ring.
I had a ring and a pendant valued by Gareth. The valuation was clear and everything was explained to us as Gareth studied the items during the appointment. I would highly recommend Gareth.
Expertise / Items Examined: A sapphire and diamond pendant and a spinel and diamond ring.
I recently instructed Gareth to update the valuations on a couple of items for insurance purposes - he was very professional and friendly. I would definitely recommend Gareth and will look to instruct him again in the future.
Expertise / Items Examined: Engagement ring and watch.
P Joshi. Somerset
Brilliant Service - Would Use Again
Gareth was very professional right from the start. Very handy that he also came to my house to do the valuation of my engagement ring. His price for the valuation was very reasonable, and he even gave a discount due to me working for the NHS, which I felt was a lovely gesture. Would 100% recommend and I would use again!
Expertise / Items Examined: A diamond engagement ring.
Tom O. Bristol
Gareth was a true professional, working quickly to appraise the item. Coronavirus precautions were undertaken to make sure we stayed at a safe social distance and both wore masks.
The digital report arrived on time, and Gareth promptly sent out the hard-copy report. The valuation is extensive and I would definitely use Clarity Valuations again in the future.
Expertise / Items Examined: Tanzanite engagement ring
Professional, Friendly and Informative
As I am shielding, Gareth was happy to come to my home to do the valuation of some inherited jewellery.Before the visit, Gareth sent me an email explaining the safety measures for Covid, the steps he would take during the valuation and how long the visit might be. Throughout, I was impressed by the care he took with each item and what he looks for in the genuine article (the stone that I thought was a ruby was, in fact synthetic, but a good one. I would not hesitate to recommend Gareth to anyone who needed his services as he is so knowledgeable and professional.
Expertise / Items Examined: A 3 stone diamond ring, a solitaire diamond ring, both set in platinum and a ruby ring set in gold.
Mrs MC. Bristol
Above and Beyond, Amazing Service!
Cliché, but I never write reviews. The impeccable service received by Gareth deserves one. Brilliant comms from the off, lovely and polite, the valuation was done in a meeting room at my work so I didn't have to travel anywhere. The extent of this man's knowledge is so impressive. I had a large diamond valued and the detailed report received was presented in luxury hard backed colour print a short while after our meeting (as well as PDF copy).It was fascinating to watch him work and I learnt so much about diamonds in the time I spent with him. I've had jewellry valued before but Gareth is the biggest Diamond geek I've ever met (in a good way). I wish all trades were this good to deal with
Expertise / Items Examined: Diamond solitaire ring.
Lab Diamond 90. Swansea
Excellent, Professional Service
Gareth valued my 2.5ct lab grown diamond engagement ring. He was incredibly professional, helpful and considerate and truly exceeded all my expectations as a customer. I will definitely be using his services again and would not hesitate to recommend his services.
Expertise / Items Examined: Synthetic diamond for insurance valuation
I would definitely recommend the services of Gareth at Clarity Valuations. I contacted Gareth as I had some items of jewellery I needed valued for insurance purposes. At every step he was friendly, polite and professional, and I particularly liked that the valuation could be undertaken as a home visit, so there was no requirement to send any items away. The appointment itself was very interesting and informative as Gareth is obviously incredibly knowledgeable, and it was great to find out more about the pieces being valued.
I was very pleased with the overall service, the valuation report is comprehensive and arrived swiftly after payment. Excellent service and I have already recommended to others.
Expertise / Items Examined: Jewellery, including engagement ring.
Chris G-H. Bristol
Great service that Gareth can come to your home to do the valuations, for no extra charge. Great service, efficient, good price and Gareth is a nice chap too!
Expertise / Items Examined: Rings and Watches
I had several rings that needed to be valued for insurance purposes and came across Clarity Valuations via a Google search. My enquiries were met with a swift response and detailed the services available and the very reasonable costings. We arranged an appointment in his office and Gareth was very friendly and knowledgable about the items, even prior to his research. I recieved an extensive report (pdf and postal) and would not hesitate to use his services again. I couldn't recommend them enough.
Expertise / Items Examined: Diamond rings.
I had a watch which was inherited from my Granddad some time ago. I needed a valuation for insurance purposes and found Gareth from a simple web search. He was very responsive to my request for a quote and was able to visit us at our home taking all the necessary Covid-19 precautions. It was great to have a detailed conversation around the watch and it's history, and felt very reassured that I was dealing with a real expert. The report was issued promptly on payment and I am very happy with the outcome. Top class service.
Expertise / Items Examined: Watch.
Prompt, Efficient and Friendly
Required a Probate Valuation following the passing of my mother. This was carried out seamlessly with a home visit carried out very soon after I first made contact with Gareth and the formal report being ready within a few days. I was most impressed with the standard of service and would not hesitate to recommend.
Expertise / Items Examined: An emerald and 2 diamond ring and 3 diamond ring.
Professional, Friendly Home Service & Value for Money
I have used Gareth's excellent valuation services on 3 separate occassions since 2018 and was my first choice to value new purchased items. Gareth was very reasuring in describing how this home appointment would be carried out whilst observing strict Covid-19 hygiene procedures. As this was a valuation for insurance purposes, we also took the opportunity to update previous valuations he had done on gold and premium watch items which were completed at a very competitive rate. As always, Gareth was extremely professional, friendly and prompt in delivering a comprehensive valuation report. I have no hesitation in thoroughly recommending him.
Expertise / Items Examined: Gents diamond signet ring, ladies emerald & diamond dress ring and Rolex watches
Mr West. Cardiff
Gareth is very knowledgeable, honest and professional. Really impressed. The hardback copy of the report was an excellent touch too. Fantastic service and would highly recommend.
Expertise / Items Examined: Diamond engagement ring.
J Murphy. Bristol
Job Well Done
Gareth was on time, cheerful, and professional. He came to my office for a 45 min appointment, inspected my watch, and a week later a report was prepared for which I am happy with. I would happily recommend Gareth to anyone needing their watch valued.
Expertise / Items Examined: A luxury watch
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.