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Exeter Jewellery Valuers
& Gemmologists


Jewellery Valuers in the Exeter area

Reviews of Appraisers providing jewellery valuation services to Exeter, Plymouth, Exmouth, Taunton and throughout the counties of Devon, Cornwall and South Somerset.
Services include valuations for insurance, probate, divorce settlement etc. which are provided on a while you wait basis from the Valuers' office and via jewellers throughout the area.

All JAW Associates:

  • Are full-time professional Valuers and Gemmologists, not retail jewellers.
  • Are fully qualified and experienced.
  • Have had all of their credentials independently verified by us.
  • Are held to account by national and sometimes also international appraisal governing bodies.
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Michael Inkpen - Jewellery Valuer

Michael Inkpen FGA Ltd

Exeter, Devon, UK

Rating (49 reviews)
5 star rating5.0

Mr Inkpen has spent a lifetime in the jewellery trade's many facets, starting out in jewellery design and manufacture producing high quality jewels in London's West End, through to owning a retail jewellers. Now focusing exclusively on the appraisal and valuation of jewellery, diamonds, gemstones and watches, Michael operates a totally independent valuation practice that is centrally located in Exeter.
Michael sits on the management committee of the JVA and has been a contributor to the Certificate of Appraisal Theory educational program of the IRV... [more info, fees, reviews etc]

info iconTypes of Jewellery Valuations

Only those specifically referred to on this page are described here

Further types will be mentioned on the Valuer's profile pages as there are several other types of valuation reports, each with its own particular wording, purpose, objectives and resulting values. For an expanded list of types, go to the Valuation Definitions page.

Divorce Settlement (rarely requested) - Used to establish the value of a married couple's jewellery, diamonds, gemstones and watches. The cited values represent the Open Market Value of the items as of the Date of Separation. This figure is appropriate to be put to the Court when jointly owned property is in dispute or the cash value is to be divided between to the two parties. The values do not include VAT.

Insurance Replacement (routinely requested) - Used to present to an insurance company prior to taking out or renewing an insurance policy. This enables them to establish their maximum financial exposure in the event of a loss. The value represents the modal retail replacement cost of an item of equal merit from the most appropriate type of source within a given broad geographic area. Whether the item is valued on a New Replacement Value (NRV) or Secondhand Replacement Value (SHRV) basis is largely dictated by the type and age of the item, although it is possible for the policy-holder and/or the insurance company to have some sway too. All values normally include VAT.

Probate (commonly requested) - Used to establish the value of a Deceased's estate to enable the calculation of Inheritance Tax due to HMRC and settling of probate. The cited values represent the open market value of the item(s) as of the Date of Death. The values do not include VAT.