Taylor & Co Ltd

London, England, UK

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About this Valuer

Based in the heart of London's diamond and jewellery district, Taylor & Co provide a wide range of jewellery appraisal and valuation services to private clients and larger entities. The principal, Professor Richard Taylor, offers valuations for insurance replacement and for all other purposes to private clients on jewels, diamonds, gemstones and watches. This business prides itself on its flexible, discreet service resulting in superior documentation to protect the consumer and their valuables.

Professor Taylor is very highly qualified in gemmology and jewellery appraisal, this coupled with his extensive experience in litigation and access to advanced scientific equipment means he is also well placed to offer specialised services outside the normal realms of a jewellery valuer. These include:

  • Expert Witness and Court work
  • Forensic and diagnostic analysis of gem materials
  • Audit and accounting of inventory
  • International Services

Expert Witness and Court work - Dr Taylor is frequently instructed by the Police, Revenue and Customs (HMRC), consumer protection agencies and corporate business, working for both the defence and prosecution in criminal and civil cases.

Forensic and diagnostic analysis - Understanding the physical properties and behaviour of the metals, diamonds and gemstones used in jewellery is paramount for the correct interpretation of any damage. Investigating this damage and its causes also requires expertise, experience and technical resources to be able to arrive at the correct conclusions and give the best informed and totally reliable documentation that may be used in any subsequent legal action.

Audit and accounting of inventory - Jewellery audit services offered to Accountants, Receivers, Banks and Insurance Companies.

International Services - Taylor & Co's reputation, both at home and abroad, prompts frequent instructions from international clients requiring work in Africa, USA, Europe, South America, Middle East, and Asia. Dr Taylor has extensive experience in these areas.

From carrying out a valuation for insurance on a consumer's diamond engagement ring to providing litigation support to major corporations on the international stage, Taylor & Co execute their work with the same enthusiasm, commitment, diligence and attention to detail.

Please contact Dr Richard Taylor with your enquiries by using the contact links at the top of this page.

 

The Business

  • Private Practice & Trade Valuer
  • Business mix: Expert Witness / Court work
    Also: Educator & Valuer
  • Principal + 0 staff valuers
  • Mon - Fri: 9am to 5pm
  • Appointments at Valuer′s office

Financial

  • Per-item & time-based fees
  • All major cards accepted via PayPal
  • Full valuation reports start at £150

Qualifications

  • BSc Hons, DGA, FGA, FGS, PhD
  • FIRV
  • SJE

Memberships

  • IOM3, Gem-A, MSA, Min-Soc
  • AIJV, IRV, RICS
  • EWI, SEW, TAE

Awards

  • Research Fellow The University of St Andrews
    Distinguished Visiting Professor The China University of Geosciences Gem Sciences

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Location

Taylor & Co Ltd
100 Hatton Garden
LONDON
EC1N 8NX

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  • Chargeable, on-street
  • Visitors by appointment only
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