Sammantha Maclachlan FGA Ltd
Paisley, Scotland, UK
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About this Valuer
Sammantha Maclachlan FGA MIRV PJDIP CPAA is an Independent Jewellery Valuer based in Paisley and covers a large surrounding area within Greater Glasgow, Renfrewshire and Ayrshire. Her valuation fees are totally transparent and charged on per-item basis, a price quote is given for the appraisal assignment before any work begins.
Home Visit Service
Once an appointment has been set, Sammantha will visit you at your home, office, bank vault or some other suitable secure location. As all the gemmological, precious metal testing and photo equipment is portable, all of your precious items will be examined and appraised on-site. Your jewellery, watches, pearls and diamonds will not leave your sight while Sammantha assesses all the quality factors that are required to arrive at the correct value for your particular purpose. Additional research will be carried out off-site and your detailed appraisal and valuation report will follow in a few days time.
Valuations via Jewellers
This business also provides valuation services through retail jewellers. Farsighted jewellers recognise the benefits to their customers by bringing in a specialist valuer to perform assessments of their customers jewellery. Sammantha only works with respected and trusted jewellers. These jewellers very often hold "Valuation Days" where you can book a time-slot to meet Sammantha in their shop and have her inspect your items while you watch. Alternatively, if time is precious, you may prefer a drop your jewels into the shop and collect another day, along with your completed valuation.
Whilst Ms Maclachlan has a very rounded and broad knowledge of jewellery, including past experience in jewellery repair and restoration, there are some areas in which she excels.
Luxury brand watches - The authentication, appraisal and valuation of collectable modern and vintage watches is now a specialised area of the valuation profession. Watch brands such as Rolex, Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet and Omega can attract extremely high values by virtue of a seemingly small detail being present or absent. Sammantha is regularly consulted by fellow professionals on these matters.
Diamond Grading - Ms Maclachlan is a trained Diamond Grader after studying at the International Gemological Institute in Antwerp. Where appropriate, the appraisal of your diamond will also include a plot diagram showing the internal features of your diamond.
To discuss your valuation requirements with Sammantha, please use the contact links at the top of this page.
- Private Practice & Trade Valuer
- Business mix: Mainly valuations.
Also Expert Witness and Educator
- Principal + 0 staff valuers
- Mon - Sun: 9am to 5pm
- Home visits & via jewellers
- Per-item based fees
- All major cards accepted
- Full valuation reports start at £100
- FGA, CPAA
- Gem-A, SGA
- IRV, JVA
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