What We Do
Put simply – Valuations. Our business provides our clients with valuations on their jewellery, watches and silverware. This is typically for insurance purposes to ensure your assets are insured correctly, however we also offer Probate/Confirmation of Will and Division, Divorce and Separation services. Valuations can be undertaken in the comfort of 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.
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We cover the whole of Sussex, London and the majority of Kent and Surrey. Here are some of the towns we visit:
Why Choose a Registered Valuer?
Registered valuers are professionals who have trained in gemmology and diamond grading as well as the study of valuation theory. They will have years of experience in the field and can be classed at the top of their profession.
In order to become registered, along with educational pre-requisites, the valuer must submit samples of their work anonymously to one of the two valuation bodies in the country for assessment, to ensure both the theory and practice of valuations is carried out to the highest degree. In the UK, these valuation bodies are the Jewellery Valuers Association and the NAJ’s Institute of Registered Valuers. Our valuer Karra Ellison is a Fellow of both these organisations – with Fellow representing the top tier of valuers.
Registered Valuers must complete continued professional development to ensure they are always up to date with new treatments, synthetics, fakes and more as well as being peer reviewed every five years to ensure their standard of work still meets the high requirements set by the organisations.
Our valuer Karra Ellison is a Fellow of the Jewellery Valuers Association and an NAJ Institute of Registered Valuers Fellow.
- Fellow of the JVA (FJVA)
- Qualified Gemmologist (FGA, PJGemDip)
- Qualified Diamond Grader (DGA)
- Member of the AIJV
- Fellow of the NAJ (FNAJ)
- Fellow of the NAJ’s IRV
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: