Julian Cousins Valuations
Faversham, England, United Kingdom
Avg. Rating 5.0 (7 reviews)
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About this Valuer
Julian is a warm, friendly and approachable jewellery appraiser who also knows his stuff. In other words, he’s just the sort of person you would want to invite into your home and to entrust your jewellery valuation. This is his great benefit - home visits in London, Kent and Sussex - so you don’t have to leave your jewellery at a jeweller’s shop, or sit in a draughty waiting room for a few hours. He’ll come to you, examine and appraise your jewellery, gemstones and diamonds in the comfort and security of your own home, and your valuation (both hard copy and PDF) will follow a few days’ later.
He is an experienced jeweller with 25 years in Fine Jewellery retailing under his belt and now, as an independent jewellery valuer, is held in high regard by his fellow professional appraisers. Comfortable with high value jewellery from the great houses - Cartier, Tiffany, Van Cleef & Arpels - he is also just as at home with granny’s engagement ring, and pleased to advise on all aspects of jewellery care and ownership.
Whether you need a jewellery valuation for Insurance, Probate (Inheritance Tax Assessment or Confirmation of Will), Family Division, or Post Loss Assessment, Julian’s the man to ask. With a degree in Fine Art and Antique (Jewellery) Valuation, Fellowship and Committee Membership of the Institute of Registered Valuers, Fellowship and Diamond Membership of the Gemmological Association of Great Britain (Gem-A), Membership of the National Association of Jewellers, Associate Membership of the Academy of Experts, and Founder Membership of the Academy of Valuers, his qualifications speak for themselves.
An accomplished and experienced gemmologist, Julian is also a published authority on antique silver and his research is referenced by the British Museum: Pierre Harache I (Biographical details)
On top of all this, he’s a thoroughly decent chap. You’ll enjoy spending a bit of time with him. Use the contact links at the top of this page outlining what you need and he’ll get back to you pretty quickly. Oh, you might not want to ask him about watches though... he’s a jewellery professional through and through.
- Per-item based fees
- Cards not accepted
- Full valuation reports start at £115
- DGA, FGA, PJGemDip
- FIRV, CAT, BA(Hons) Fine Art Valuation
Julian Cousins Valuations
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Having recently changed home insurers I had a single item to be valued. I am very pleased with the service received. The home visit was prompt, professional and friendly. The advice received informative including advice on a repair. The report received is well laid out and detailed with excellent pictures. I now feel confident that should anything happen to this item, I have ample evidence to backup a claim.
N.Spanner. Westgate on Sea
Appraisal for Insurance
Not having had an appraisal for many years and also having added some items during that time, it was obvious we were due for an up-to-date appraisal for insurance purposes. We were recommended to use Julian Cousins and made an appointment for him to visit our home at Westgate on Sea. We could not have been more pleased with the whole experience, with Julian’s prompt arrival and pleasant manner and also we were totally confident with placing the whole process in his hands. An added bonus was also that he noticed faults with the clasps on the engagement ring and we were able to get these repaired before a disaster occurred. We are happy that Julian gave us a 100% service and would not hesitate in recommending his service to others.
It was a pleasure to meet Julian and use his evaluation services. From the point of contact the whole process was nothing less than professional. Julian is extremely experienced and knowledgeable. As I am very much a novice at this Julian, helped make the process straight forward and comfortable. I would highly recommend Julian and would use him again in the future!
Very Friendly & Professional Service
The item was a diamond solitaire ring. From the initial conversation to receipt of the bound valuation, the service provided was friendly and professional. The website provided information that was relevant and useful. Contact with Julian by telephone and email was easy so that arrangements were made efficiently and quickly. As it was necessary to meet a deadline required by the insurers the initial pdf copy of the valuation was sent simultaneously to me and to the broker as soon as it was ready. The bound and printed copy of the valuation was of excellent quality and well presented.
Friendly, Knowledgable, Professional
Julian was outstanding from our very first enquiry, he replied quickly and was able to fit us in for a valuation at short notice and around our busy schedule. Julian is very friendly, knowledgeable and professional. He was happy to answer all of our questions and would patiently explain everything to us in great detail. He took his time to ensure a thorough and accurate valuation was given for each of the items and this was beautifully presented when returned to us. We highly recommend Julian, and will most certainly be using him again in the future.
Julian was fantastic from start to finish! I received an extremely quick responses to all of my questions prior to booking a home visit and nothing was too much trouble. Julian is extremely professional and knowledgeable, he carried out a thorough review of my jewellery and provided a detailed valuation which is presented beautifully.
I would definitely recommend Julian if you are looking for a trusted and professional jewellery valuer. I will certainly be in touch again if I end up adding to my jewellery collection.
I engaged Julian for a Jewelry valuation for insurance purposes in October 2018 and would not hesitate to use him again. I found him to be a friendly and confidence inspiring professional. I would recomend his services to anyone looking for a jewelry valuation.