Michael Inkpen FGA Ltd
Exeter, England, UK
Avg. Rating 5.0 (18 reviews)
About this Valuer
Michael Inkpen F.G.A. has something special other jewellery valuers sometimes lack − long experience.
Over fifty years of jewellery trade knowledge is available to you when you obtain a valuation report from him. Michael has worked in the West End of London as a jewellery designer and maker, owned a small private jewellery shop and then gone on to provide a jewellery valuation service providing the most detailed and professional independent valuation reports available today. Gemmological learning is also at your disposal as Michael holds the Fellowship of the Gemmological Association of Great Britain as well as being a Fellow of the National Association of Jewellers Institute of Registered Valuers. Michael also sits in the committee of management of the I.R.V. and has been a contributor to the Institute′s Certificate of Appraisal Theory educational program.
The city of Exeter is strategically placed as a key commercial hub in South-West England. What better place then to have a dedicated jewellery valuation service which serves Devon and Cornwall, parts of Somerset and Dorset and other areas of Southern England. This business has offices in a purpose built modern complex and offers helpful reception staff, a waiting area for visitors, air conditioning and is close to the M5 motorway, the A38 expressway from Plymouth and Cornwall and is near to Exeter International airport.
- Per-item based fees
- Accepted via Paypal
- Full valuation reports start at £95
- AIJV, IRV
- IRV - David Wilkins Award 2011
Michael Inkpen FGA Ltd
Sowton Business & Technology Centre
2 Capital Court
- Free, on-site
- Visitors by appointment only
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Judith, Torbay. Torquay
Simply the Best
I had no idea that having my diamond engagement ring valued for insurance purposes would be so interesting. Like most people, I was not too sure about sending it away to be appraised so was very happy to find that we could watch Michael do his work. The appraisal took around an hour and he was extremely informative about all the tests, measurements etc. that he was carrying out. I learned about facets and what could cause the inclusions and how they both affected the look of the stone. The appraisal was carried out in a very professional and friendly manner and I would certainly recommend Michael to others needing jewellery valuations.
An Easy Process
I didn’t want to send my jewellery away to be valued, so was delighted to find I could stay and watch the whole valuation process. Michael was very informative and explained everything he was doing. I can fully recommend his services.
I was present whilst the review was undertaken and it was both informative and professional. A full explanation was given on why the item was rated as it was. An excellent service was given which resulted in me coming away with the appraisal in hand. The valuation was for insurance purposes and the electronic report was sufficient to satisfy the needs of the Insurer.
Very Professional, Thorough and Prompt Service
I needed a valuation for some items of jewellery and the service was provided in a prompt, efficient and pleasant manner. The documentation appears to be thorough and all in all, an excellent job done. I would recommend.
Very Professional and Helpful
We found Michael Inkpen after a search online for some help with valuing some precious items. I was incredibly impressed with the professionalism and the thoroughness of Michael′s service and the documentation provided afterwards.
The whole experience was enjoyable and very interesting. I asked several questions and Michael was happy to share his knowledge and was very patient in answering anything I wanted to know. We would have no hesitation in recommending Michael Inkpen′s valuations.
Michael is extremely professional with excellent attention to detail. The service we were provided was absolutely first class, not often that you come across such good care. I cannot recommend Michael enough.
Lovely personality & a Talented Valuer
I'm very happy with Michael′s overall service. I LOVED the online booking system, the ease of access to his location, the electronic copies of my valuation to meet my exact needs and on top of all this wonderful efficiency. It′s very clear that the Michael is an expert. Before referencing his sources, his valuation was only a few pounds out - IMPRESSIVE! Would thoroughly recommend. Thank you.
K Glanville. Exeter
I found the service very professional and extensive. All aspects were explained and advice given. The end report was well presented and exactly what I required.
Rose Gold. Exeter
First Rate Service
My insurer asked for a valuation on an item of jewellery I own, so I turned to Mr Inkpen to produce an official report. I am delighted to have made so fine a choice! Mr Inkpen is painstakingly thorough and works with the greatest care. He clearly loves assessing jewellery and displays the depth of his knowledge with a reassuring and informative array of anecdotes touching upon the item requiring valuation, all shared with genuine kindness, courtesy, and sterling professionalism. Mr Inkpen also employs the use of cutting-edge technology in making his valuation; this includes the production of high-res digital photographs, which appear in his valuation report.
The report itself is of outstanding quality: clear, thorough, impeccably honest, and -- I must add -- impressively presented, inclusive of photos and a copy on CD. This is quality I can trust. Thank you, Mr Inkpen.
Thorough, Friendly, Knowledgeable
Fantastic service. Very helpful and flexible. Michael was very knowledgeable and provided great insights. Very happy with the report. Highly recommended.
Thorough and Interesting
An extremely thorough valuation. The whole process was fascinating. Michael was extremely knowledgeable and took time to explain what he was doing at each stage. It was a pleasure to watch him at work. Thank you.
Professional and Thorough
Michael went to great lengths to explain how he would set about carrying out the valuation on a number of different types of jewellery.
I was impressed with his professionalism and depth of knowledge. The report was very descriptive and included information on the age of the various items and definitions of the terms used in the report.
Professional and Interesting
I found Mr Inkpen extremely professional and helpful throughout the whole valuation process. He valued several pieces of jewellery and spent time with me, looking and describing each piece. I found him incredibly knowledgeable and he was able to tell me something about each piece, which was fascinating - the whole process was much more thorough than I had expected (I′d not had jewellery valued properly before). He also gave me advice on remodelling my Mother′s diamond engagement ring, for my daughter, who had just got engaged. The finished result is a stunning new ring.
Company Response: I was very happy to advise you on the possibility of having your Mother′s ring re-modelled. The work was carried out by Exeter Jeweller Michael Spiers Ltd and I am glad to hear that the result was a great success.
Michael provides a very professional and thorough service. He explains every process whilst you watch and wait and the report is beautifully presented at the end. I would definitely recommend his services it was interesting to be able to see the process of the valuation too.
Professional & Friendly
Michael recently provided a "watch-and-wait" insurance valuation for my engagement ring at his offices in Exeter. He was very friendly, explanined each step of the process thoroughly, and gave a detailed, professional valuation report. I couldn't have asked for anything more and would not hesitate to recommend his services.
J & H. Jones Exeter
Professional and Personal
Michael assessed and valued our jewellery recently and was professional throughout. He explained all aspects of how the earrings are valued and his opinion at each stage. A thorough and well-executed jewellery valuation.
Helen & Andrew. Tavistock
Very thorough and professional valuation
Thorough and professional valuation, carried out for insurance purposes. Great attention to detail. Michael also provided invaluable advice on looking after the jewellery as well. We would have no hesitation in recommending Michael's services.
J & S. Exeter
Very thorough and professional approach to updating the valuations we required, having recently moved into the area. Many thanks