Loughton, England, UK
Avg. Rating 5.0 (13 reviews)
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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 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.
- FGA Diploma di Gemmologia
- GIA Diploma Diamante
- IGI Diploma Diamante
- Institute of Diamond Tel-Aviv Diploma Diamante
- IGI Diploma Perle
- Scuola Orafa Ambrosiana
- 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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- FGA, GDD, PDG
- Gem-A, GIA
- Restricted access
- Free, on-site
- Visitors by appointment only
Also at Hatton Garden, London.
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Hannah McD. London
Vale did a probate valuation for me and my family. She was a consummate professional and did the work quickly - I had the valuation document the next day! She is clearly very knowledgeable and highly skilled and also really lovely, which helps! Thank you very much, Vale!
Expertise / Items Examined: Probate Valuation.
Clyde Abela. London
Engagement Ring Valuation
Had a great experience with Valentina overall. I had my wife's engagement ring valued by Valentina for insurance purposes. I went to her home and Valentina explained the process and answered my questions whilst she carried out the valuation. She sent me the valuation report the day after, as she had promised. Highly recommended.
Expertise / Items Examined: Engagement ring with diamond solitaire
Barry C. London
Highly Professional & Personal Service
Valetina carried out a thoroughly professional appraisal and was very helpful in visiting my house to personally carry out the valuation with her portable equipment.
She provided a detailed description (including photographs) and a substantial technical analysis in her report which is to be used for insurance purposes with a very quick turnaround.
I would have no hesitation in recommending her for this type of work
Expertise / Items Examined: A diamond engagement ring.
A Professional Service Made Easy
I needed 6 items to be valued for insurance purposes, ranging from diamond rings to watches, new to vintage. Valentina replied promptly to my initial enquiry and came to my house within days. She was very easy to get on with, thorough and clear in her explanations. She talked me through the whole process as I didn't know what to expect and I had the report in my hands within a week. I would highly recommend Valentina.
Expertise / Items Examined: Diamond & gold rings, a vintage gold bracelet and a gold watch.
Bespoke Engagement Ring
I had inherited a diamond and platinum engagement ring that I needed valued for insurance purposes. The ring was adapted around 30/40years after it was first made and this was picked up on so I could tell that Vale knew her stuff. Every task undertaken to value the ring was explained to me and Vale even tried to educate me into what we were both looking at. She is extremely knowledgeable, thorough and friendly. I have already recommended her to friends and family for when they need valuations.
Expertise / Items Examined: Diamond and platinum engagement ring
B Compton. London
Engagement Ring Valuation
I required a valuation of my wife's diamond engagement ring for my home insurance. I found Vale online and after speaking to her on email and then in person I knew I was in safe hands. Vale was excellent from start to finish - explaining every detail of the process / her findings and then providing me with a very detailed report a day or so later. Clearly an expert in her field - her qualifications and knowledge make this very obvious to anyone - what sets Vale apart is her polite, friendly and very professional manner. I will certainly be using her again and will be recommending to my family and friends.
Expertise / Items Examined: My wife's white gold and diamond engagement ring
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.
Giulio Aquilina. London
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
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.
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).
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.
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
A & F. London
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.