Heather Callaway Ltd
Stoke-on-Trent, England, UK
Avg. Rating 5.0 (1 review)
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Skillfully balancing reliability and professionalism, Heather Callaway has a longstanding reputation for providing thorough and accurate valuations in the gem trade. A certified gemmologist (FGA and DGA of The Gemmological Association of Great Britain) and Fellow of the Institute of Registered Valuers, she began her own appraisal practice after 18 years of valuing at prestigious companies in the UK, including Fellows Auctioneers and Plants the Jewellers. She says, ‘‘I fell in love with the jewellery industry straight away and was inspired by having a really good employer. By the age of twenty, I became one of the youngest Registered Valuers in the UK. Then, I built up my experience and continued to achieve more qualifications as I went along.’’
Based in Staffordshire, Heather Callaway prepares appraisals for all types of jewellery, watches, gemstones and diamonds, from modest collections to high-end collector′s items. She says, ‘‘I do love in particular Art Nouveau and La Belle Époque jewellery, which would be my favorite should I have to choose!’’ She renders documentation for any purpose, including Valuation for Insurance, Post Loss Assessment, Probate or Confirmation of Will in Scotland, Division of Assets and Sale by Private Treaty. Heather Callaway is also an Associate Member of the Academy of Experts, preparing expert witness reports for the court and successfully aiding civil and criminal legal cases for Prosecution or Defense.
Adding a sense of security to clients who do not want to part with jewellery during the valuation process, Heather offers a home service for private clients, viewing in the comfort and privacy of the home, and in their presence. Her work sees her travel to solicitor′s offices and safety deposit boxes, wherever required by the client. She also works with Staffordshire Jewellers on hosting valuation days, where appointments are scheduled ahead for appraising and reporting.
An express service is available at Heather Callaway Ltd, although most valuations have an estimated one-week turnaround. In addition to receiving a comprehensive printed report, a digital report is available on a database, which is password-protected and conveniently accessible 24/7 to clients.
Always up-to-date on continuous education, Heather studies recent gemstone treatments and regularly attends conferences and seminars within the trade to keep her knowledge current. A member of The Gemmological Association of Great Britain, Association of Independent Jewellery Valuers, Institute of Registered Valuers, and National Association of Jewellers, she is subscribed to and reads a variety of trade publications.
Alongside her appraisal work, Heather Callaway is a Certificate of Appraisal Theory Advisor for the National Association of Jewellers, located in London. She monitors and assesses the CAT′s correspondence program′s students, helping them progress and prepare to excel on the CAT exams.
Heather Callaway′s experience, expertise and attention to detail is only matched by her personable nature and utmost care for your jewellery. To discuss your jewellery valuation needs, contact Heather by using the contact links at the top of this page.
- Per-item & time based fees
- Not accepted
- Full valuation reports start at £85
- DGA, FGA, RJGemDip
- AIJV, IRV
Heather Callaway Ltd
PO BOX 3638
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- By appointment only
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Very impressed with the jewellery valuation Heather provided for my insurance company. I found it most informative and easy to understand. Thorough and speedy service, highly recommend to others.