MW Valuations

Dunmow, Essex, UK

Avg. Rating Rating star5.0 (16 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


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Reviews (16)
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avatarM.E. Bishops Stortford

Review starsApril 2021

Highly Recommended

I have previously had insurance valuations undertaken through a local jeweller's but due to Covid restrictions I needed to find a Valuer that I could deal with directly. Mary Waterfall is lovely. She is professional and very personable. Her communication was great throughout. I would definitely recommend Mary for any valuations.

Expertise / Items Examined: Watches and jewellery.

avatarChapman. Essex

Review starsMarch 2021


I had to get a valuation on two items for insurance purposes- both left to me by my late father. Mary was very professional from the off set (the enquiry was via email found on google as I had checked reviews and found MW Valuations to have excellent feedback) Arrived and handed over the items and waited for approx. 30 minutes. Mary friendly and professional and explained the process. Items were handed back and within a few days the valuation was emailed with great detail. Excellent service and would recommend.

Expertise / Items Examined: My eternity ring and diamond ring.

avatarGem Lover. Upminster

Review starsDec 2020

Excellent Service

I had various items valued for Insurance purposes. Mary was very efficient and knowledgeable. It was great to have everything done in my home and felt very comfortable. The booking of the appointment, actual valuation and final report was all done in good time. I would definitely recommend her services.

Expertise / Items Examined: Various items - rings, bracelets, necklaces, brooches and watches.

avatarJean S. Braintree

Review starsOct 2020


Mary is a very friendly lady and valued two rings for me for probate. It was helpful go to her house and not to have to hand them into a jewellers. The report came back with a lot of detail and interesting information.

Expertise / Items Examined: Three stoned diamond ring and a wedding ring

avatarVictoria. Thaxted

Review starsOct 2020

Brilliant Service

Mary came to my house to undertake a probate valuation. She was extremely professional, diligent in her work and provided the report quickly thereafter. The report was extremely detailed and exactly what was needed, all provided for a very reasonable fee. Thank you - brilliant service and I thoroughly recommend.

Expertise / Items Examined: Two diamond rings, a gold ring, a watch and a necklace.

avatarK Sunlover. Stevenage

Review starsAug 2020

Very Professional

I visited Mary at her home to have a ring and some watches valued for insurance purposes. She allowed for covid distancing - I sat in her garden while she valued my items with patio doors open. She's very friendly and professionaL. I received my valuation a couple of days later. Very thorough and perfect for my insurers. Highly recommended.

Expertise / Items Examined: Diamond engagement ring, Rolex and omega watches.

avatarRicky. Bishops Stortford

Review starsAug 2020

Very Good Service

Mary was very good from start to finish as she valued a watch for me. Answered all my questions when I needed her and turned up exactly when she said she would. Would highly recommend and will be using again. Good price as well.

Expertise / Items Examined: Watch.

avatarHeather. Dunmow

Review starsOct 2019

Great Service

Mary appraised three items in a very professional way. The valuation came shortly afterwards and was very detailed but exactly described the items as presented to her. A very convenient and prompt service.

Expertise / Items Valued: Ladies watch, ring and earrings.

avatarSarah. Essex

Review starsSep 2019

Professional in home Appraisal

I approached Mary Waterfall at MW Valuations and she was very accommodating. Mary quickly arranged a time to come to my home and value the items in situ. She then went away to research, and provided a draft PDF report and a further final report. Mary’s professional and courteous manner combined with her extensive experience made for a reassuring and pleasant experience.

Expertise / Items Valued: Engagement ring, brooch and dress rings

avatarSonia. Burnham-on-Crouch

Review starsSep 2019

Very Professional

I arranged for Mary to visit me at home to appraise a number of items left to me by my Godmother. I wanted to establish value and type she offered to do this on an hourly cost basis. Mary arrived on time and proceeded to assess and guide me on the various items, she was very knowledgeable. Although none of items were of huge value, I was still very pleased I had arranged for her to visit for peace of mind.

Expertise / Items Valued: Inherited jewellery, including approximately 20 rings and a few pendants.

avatarClare. Colchester

review starsJun 2019

Great Service

Mary appraised three items I had been lucky enough to have been given in a very professional way in my own home. The valuation came shortly afterwards and was very detailed but exactly described the items as presented to her. A very convenient and quick service.

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!

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.