What We Do
Put simply – Valuations. Our business is to provide our clients with valuations on their jewellery, watches, silverware and other associated Articles. Usually, this is for Insurance purposes however we also offer Probate/Confirmation of Will and Division and Divorce services. Valuations can be undertaken at your home, through our partnered retailers, via our postal service or at your bank or solicitors office. Our service is professional, discreet and as our name suggests, crystal clear. Click here to find out more.
Why Choose a Registered Valuer?
When the time comes for you to get a valuation, you may do some research as to who should appraise your jewellery. Many high street jewellers offer a valuation service, and if they don’t, can send the items away to be assessed. If you choose this option, it’s not unusual for your valuation to be undertaken by the same person who sells jewellery, organises repairs and perhaps changes watch batteries. Alternatively, there are Independent Valuers who have their own business (like mine), where their sole role is to value jewellery and watches. We don’t buy jewellery or scrap. We don’t sell any jewellery. All of our focus is on the appraisal of your items.
The most important thing you need to look for in a valuer is that they are a Member or Fellow of the Institute of Registered Valuers (IRV). The IRV is a professionally recognised body that strives to give valuers and valuations in the UK and Irish Republic a higher profile and recognition. The IRV currently has around 145 members, all of which have gone through a series of prerequisites to ensure they meet the highest standards. Members and Fellows of the IRV have trained to the highest level and have a plethora of experience which is needed to undertake valuations today.
- Fellow of the IRV (FIRV)
- Qualified Gemmologist (FGA, PJGemDip)
- Qualified Diamond Grader (DGA)
- Member of the AIJV
- Fellow of the NAJ (FNAJ)
Why Choose Us?
- Highly qualified and experienced
- Professional yet personable service
- Open 7 days a week
- Appointments to suit you
- Home, Retail visits and Postal Service
- Detailed and thorough valuation documents
Calculated on a ‘per item’ basis, this ensures there is no bias to increase the value of your jewellery, or to take longer to assess it. There are no hidden charges, so contact us today for a free estimate.
Reviews and Ratings
Crystal Clear Valuations is a member of Jewellery Appraisers of the World (JAW), a consumer focused site which enables clients to find a respected valuer in their area. All valuers featured on JAW are full time professionals whose principal activities are jewellery appraisal, valuation, gem identification and diamond grading. All JAW members have had their qualifications and memberships checked and verified.
JAW encourages its users to review the experiences of valuers they have used, which have been verified to ensure they are genuine. Here are a few of my latest reviews on JAW: