MW Valuations

Dunmow, Essex, UK

Avg. Rating Rating star5.0 (5 reviews)

Jewellery Valuer in Essex - Mary Waterfall
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About this Valuer

MW Jewellery Valuations passionately believes in giving a professional service with a personal touch, providing accurate and comprehensive jewellery valuations, including watches, diamonds and gemstones. All valuations are impartial and strictly confidential and are carried out in the comfort and security of your own home, office or business premises.

MW Jewellery Valuations, based close to Bishop′s Stortford and Braintree, operates throughout the Home Counties; Essex, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire and Suffolk.

Principal valuer Mary Waterfall has over fifteen years′ experience in the jewellery trade, working in a variety of sectors. Having successfully completed her Gemmology Diploma, FGA, in 1999, Mary started her career in Hatton Garden working for the prestigious manufacturing company, Stephen Foster Jewellery and then for the diamond and gemstone dealer Bass Premier Company. She went on to obtain her Diamond Grading Diploma, DGA and gained valuable retail experience working for Tiffany & Co, Old Bond Street, London.

In 2003 Mary moved into the auction world, relocating to Birmingham′s Jewellery Quarter and working as a valuer and cataloguer for Fellows & Son, one of the leading auction houses in the West Midlands. She has since worked as a Jewellery Specialist and Consultant for other provincial auction houses.

Mary now works as a consultant for MW Valuations and The Guild of Valuers and Jewellers. She is also an off-screen valuer for the TV show ‘Dickinson′s Real Deal’. She is proud to be a member of the NAJ′s Institute of Registered Valuers and The Gemmological Association of Great Britain.

Whether you require a valuation for insurance, probate, family division or private sale, MW Valuations offers a friendly, reliable and prompt service. A number of trade services are also available. Please contact Mary to discuss your valuation requirements by using the contact link at the top of this page.


The Business

  • Private Practice & Trade Valuer
  • Business mix: 100% valuations
  • Principal + 0 staff valuers
  • Mon - Fri: 9am to 5pm
  • Home visits, & via jewellers


  • Per-item based fees
  • Cards not accepted
  • Full valuation reports start at £65


  • DGA, FGA
  • MIRV
  • BA


  • Gem-A.
  • IRV


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avatarNoel. Bishops Stortford

review starsFeb 2019

Highly Recommended

What a blessing I found Mary at MW Valuations. I had been putting off getting this job done but she made it so easy. I was very impressed with the service and the finished valuation document was incredibly detailed and professional. I can’t really recommend highly enough.

avatarLewis King. Essex

review starsJan 2019

Absolutely Fantastic

Well, where do I start. Mary from the start was very professional and it was great hospitality on her part. She gave me the result I was really expecting. Great little pack up to leave with too with all the documents I need. If I give 20 stars I would. Thanks again Mary and the ace cuppa!

avatarCaribbean Carats. Braintree

review starsApr 2017

Peace of Mind

Mary was very polite & efficient from beginning to end with answering emails to delivering the final report. I had asked her to value an engagement ring that I had bought in the Caribbean for insurance purposes & assurance that I hadn't been ripped off. Arriving punctually at my house she then took her time to carefully and fully assess the ring, using expert equipment, ending up with a comprehensive printed report on the quality of the diamonds and jewellery piece in general. Mary's report and professional manner has given me peace of mind that whilst the ring isn't perhaps worth as much as I'd hoped it is still a fine item, loved by my partner (who now also has peace of mind that it's not tat) and we can list it on the home insurance.

avatarHelen Mustafa. Cambridge

review starsMar 2017

Great Service

I found this to be a thorough and detailed service. I wasn′t sure what to expect and needed some items valuing for insurance. I was provided with all the information and some professional images to cover all my needs, all within a short time frame. I would highly recommend this Valuer and will use her again. Good value for money.

avatarPatrick. Cambridge

review starsMar 2017

Great Service, Well Priced

I was given the name of MW Valuations by a family friend after I inherited some jewellery that I didn't know what to do with. I was aware of some of its value but not in the modern market place. Mary clearly explained the process and the way in which she prepared her valuations. She made clear the differences between the various types of valuations and I chose the one that was most applicable to me. The end product was a review that detailed the items very well and enabled me to make a decision about what to keep and what to sell. Surprisingly, a lot of the items I had no interest in and assumed were not of any great value, were the ones highlighted by Mary as having the best position on the market!
All in all, a great service that I would recommend.