Jewels Valuation

Loughton, England, UK

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Val Scuderini - Jewellery Valuer
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This business is owned and operated by Gemmologist and Independent Jewellery Valuer Valentina Scuderini FGA, who speaks fluent English and Italian. Valuations are carried out at Jewels Valuation's office in the Epping Forest area in Essex, at your home or at a third-party office in Hatton Garden, London.


Valuations are prepared for all types of jewellery (modern, antique and period items), loose gems, diamonds and watches. Valuations for all purposes are available according to your needs, these include: Valuation for Insurance, Probate, Liquidation etc. All re-valuations of this company's previous assessments are carried out at a significantly lower fee, as most of the details of the items will have already been established.

The examination of your items can be carried out at any of the following locations, by appointment only:

  • The Loughton office - You can leave your items safely and collect once the appraisal has been carried out, or if you prefer, you may wait while the inspection of your items is performed.
  • Your home - This business has portable gemmological equipment that can be brought to your home or office.
  • The office in London - This Hatton Garden location is an office within the Tanospitfire Jewellery Studio.

Your comprehensive and detailed report will follow in a few days once the research and value calculations has been completed.

Valentina Scuderini

Valentina studied statistics before becoming a Goldsmith in her home country, Italy. This experience and knowledge greatly assists in her ability to define jewellery methods of manufacture and correctly identifying the period in which the item was made and its construction.

Ms Scuderini has studied gemmology, diamond grading and jewellery design and construction in many of the diamond centres of the world, including London, Tel Aviv and Antwerp. She has studied with the International Gemological Institute (IGI), Institute of Diamond, Gemological Institute of America (GIA) and the Gemmological Association of Great Britain (Gem-A). Valentina's broad knowledge of the jewellery trade assists her greatly in the appraisal and valuation of your jewellery and in the preparation of your valuation report.

To find out more about Jewels Valuation's services and to book an appointment, please contact Valentina using the contact links at the top of this page

Valentina è un'esperta di gioielli impegnata a fornire servizi di valutazione personalizzati, approfonditi e soprattutto etici.

Dopo aver studiato statistica all'università e aver lavorato per diversi anni in una società di consulenza ‘Big Five’, ha deciso di seguire la sua vera passione: la gioielleria. Da allora, ha studiato in tutto il mondo, prendendosi il tempo per sviluppare una conoscenza olistica dell'industria del gioiello e per comprenderne ogni fase del percorso di lavorazione: dal concetto e design fino alla produzione e alla vendita.

In Italia - a Milano e a Roma - si è formata come orafo, disegnando e creando in prima persona pezzi originali in oro. Nel contempo ha sviluppato le competenze tecniche per riconoscere la provenienza storica e geografica di un gioiello.

Il fascino per la storia del gioiello e il suo desiderio di ampliare le sue conoscenze l'hanno portata in giro per il mondo; ha studiato diamanti, gemme e gioielli antichi presso l'Istituto Gemmologico di Anversa, Tel Aviv e Londra. Il suo percorso di apprendimento continua ancor oggi, affianco al suo lavoro - leggendo ed ampliando la sua collezione personale di libri di gioielleria, frequentando corsi di specializzazione a Londra, visitando mercatini di gioelleria antica e aste alla ricerca di pezzi interessanti da studiare o da restaurare.

Fornisce valutazioni nel suo ufficio di Loughton, Essex, a Hatton Garden presso lo studio di Tanospitfire o attraverso visite a domicilio.

Principali certificazioni:

  • FGA Diploma di Gemmologia
  • GIA Diploma Diamante
  • IGI Diploma Diamante
  • Institute of Diamond Tel-Aviv Diploma Diamante
  • IGI Diploma Perle
  • Scuola Orafa Ambrosiana

The Business

  • Private Practice & Trade Valuer
  • Business mix: 100% valuations
  • Principal + 0 staff valuers
  • Mon - Sun: 9am to 7pm
  • Home visits & at Valuer's office


  • Per-item based fees
  • Cards not accepted
  • Full valuation reports start at £45


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avatarAndrew. London

Review starsAug 2021

Valentina was a Pleasure to Deal With

Valentina provided us with a valuation of my wife's engagement ring for insurance purposes. She was very helpful, efficient and honest and provided a thorough service checking the reported quality of the stone and issuing a valuation promptly. She also made to the time to visit us in order to do the valuation. We will certainly turn to Valentina again in future, thank you!

Expertise / Items Examined: Diamond engagement ring.

avatarGiulio Aquilina. London

Review starsMay 2021

Professionalism and Kindness

Valentina is very professional and reliable but also very kind and friendly. I needed her service to get the evaluation of a push present and she has been very helpful and responsive, I gave her a very short notice and she managed to sort the issue in a moment. I also had some very useful advice about an insurance matter, which used to be my work, but Jewellery was not my specialisation. Thank you Valentina.

Expertise / Items Examined: Push present, necklace

avatarGraeme. London

Review starsApr 2021

Thank You

I had to get some rings valued for probate, and Vale provided a great service, with clear and concise explanations, and reporting. I would recommend Vale to anyone in a similar situation.

Expertise / Items Examined: Four gold rings of varying quality and value.

avatarPAJ. London

Review starsApr 2021

Professional, Dedicated and Reliable

Valentina reviewed some jewellery that my aunt had left in her will. She was very quick to respond to my query and the service she provided was excellent. She examined the jewellery carefully and followed up with a report a few days later. The report she provided was detailed and clear. I strongly recommend Valentina and will happily use her for any future jewellery appraisals.

Expertise / Items Examined: Pendants, rings, earrings etc. (left as part of a family member's estate).

avatarJosh. London

Review starsNov 2020

Recent Valuation

I found Valentina through a Google search and couldn't be happier with the level of service provided. Valentina was welcoming and explained the valuation process clearly. The valuation was detailed and produced promptly. I would recommend Valentina to anyone needing a jewellery valuation.

Expertise / Items Examined: 1910 diamond ring.

avatarEveandtheSnake. London

Review starsOct 2020

For Me She is Just the Best!

Mrs Valentina Scuderini has been doing valuations for my business on a regular basis for a few months now. She carefully inspects my pieces of jewellery, does her research, and then she writes down what she thinks about the piece: its era, if originally it was something else(like as it first was a brooch or the part of a tiara), if it is a rare piece, and even if that was previously already for sale somewhere, like in auctions, and of course how much it worths and therefore how much I can get from it. Her evaluations allow me to be confident about my pieces, to give details of them to my clients, and to be sure about what I am selling. Having her by my side upgraded my business, because my clients trust me even more, since they know my pieces have been previously inspected by a professional valuer. Valentina is a kind and honest professional and I definitely recommend her!

Expertise / Items Examined: Rings, necklaces, brooches etc

avatarA & F. London

Review starsSep 2020

First-rate Service

Valentina provided an extremely professional, reliable and friendly service throughout. We have no hesitation in highly recommending Jewels Valuation.

Expertise / Items Examined: Two diamond rings.