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Folkestone Jewellery Valuers
& Gemmologists

Folkestone | Canterbury | Dover

Jewellery & Diamond Appraisal Experts around Folkestone

Reviews of respected Appraisers & Gemmologists who provide jewellery valuation services to the Folkestone area including: Canterbury, Dover and Ramsgate. Assistance may also be available in Kent and Sussex via selected Jewellers within these areas.
Antique, period & modern diamond jewellery & watches are appraised for valuations for all purposes (Insurance Replacement, Probate, Division of Assets etc).

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.

To display each business's jewellery valuation fees, verified qualifications & credentials, reviews and contact details, click the ‘View Profile’ buttons.

The Valuers below are arranged in order of the the number of customer reviews they have received.

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Simon Rufus - Gemmologist

Rufus Valuations

Folkestone, Kent

Rating (2 Reviews)
5 stars5.0

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This Kent-based jewellery valuation company is headed by Registered Valuer (IRV) and watch expert, Simon Rufus. Valuations are carried in your home or office. The appraisal of your valued items can also be performed in their offices in Folkestone & Ashford.

Simon specialises in period / antique diamond jewellery and vintage watches but also values modern gold, gem-set and diamond items too. All valuation fees are on a per-item basis. Typically a draft report will be emailed to you promptly, with the printed documentation following once approved... [more]

Appraisal 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.

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.

Division of Assets (commonly requested) - This appraisal and valuation is used to establish the value of an item of jewellery to be used in an equitable distribution scenario. The basis of value is largely dictated by the function of the valuation. Examples could include the division of property following the dissolution of a marriage or a scenario where a client requires an informal valuation so that a collection of valuables can be distributed among two or more recipients (perhaps following the death of the owner of the gems).

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.

You may have to look outside the Folkestone area if you require a very specialised service that may be outwith the scope of a normal gem and jewellery appraisal, or if you require a jewellery expert or Gemmologist to travel to another country. Appraisal services such a jeweller's stock audit, Capital Gains assessments and certain types of evaluation for investigations by HMRC are handled by specialists on JAW but you may need to broaden your search.
Please see the England page for more options.