Fees

How much does a jewellery valuation cost?

As you would expect, the question of ‘how much will a valuation cost?’, is often one of the very first questions we are asked.  This is a rather broad question and of course, we can’t comment on how other companies charge, but we can explain our fees and why we feel it is the fairest approach.

At Clarity Valuations, we believe in being completely open and transparent with our fees. This is because it is important to us, that you know how much your valuation will cost from the outset.  Can you think of any other service, where you do not know the cost of the work until it is completed?  This is why we always give a completely free and no-obligation quote before undertaking any work.

We do not use a percentage based pricing system, as we believe this is unfair and could potentially lead to a conflict of interest.  This is why our fees are fixed per item, so you will know exactly how much your valuation will cost, before any work is undertaken, with absolutely no additions and no hidden surprises.

(What is a percentage or time based pricing systems)


Valuation fees

Irrespective of whether your valuation is for Insurance, Probate, Family Division or any other type that we offer, our fees are exactly the same.  They are fixed per item, with absolutely no hidden charges.  Each valuation is presented in a bound high-quality folder and contains a full description of your item(s) including stone weights, dimensions, hallmark details, gross weight, current value along with digital images.

Description Cost
Report Fee: £50.00
Standard diamond/gem set items: £50.00 each
Premium items: £80.00 each 
Nominal value grouped items:
(Maximum of five items per group)
£70.00 per group

Premium items: These are pieces that take longer to research, such as vintage watches, antiques, large multi stone set pieces and single stone diamonds over 1.00ct; which are not accompanied by a report from an accredited interdependent laboratory, such as GIA or HRD. (For single stone diamonds over 1.00ct, which are accompanied by an accredited report, standard fees apply)

Grouped items: These are nominal value items which typically full under your insurance policies single article limit, but would still benefit from being listed and catalogued on a valuation schedule.

Please contact us if you are unsure under which category your item(s) will fall, or to obtain a free no-obligation quote.

Example

Description Cost
Report Fee: £50.00
Item 1: A 0.50 carat single stone diamond engagement ring: £50.00
Item 2: A platinum wedding ring: £50.00
Total: £150.00

Payment facilities

We accept payment via all major credit and debit cards, by bank transfer, cleared cheques and cash.


Preferential rates for emergency services and armed forces

Clarity Valuations recognises the amazing work undertaken by members of our emergency services and armed forces.  This is why we are delighted to offer a 10% discount on all of our fees to anyone employed in the Armed Forces, NHS, Fire Service, Police Service and community first responders.  To claim your discount, simply tell us at the time of your appointment booking that you are employed in one of these services and present a valid staff ID or registered Blue Light Card during your appointment.


Fees for re-valuations

We are also pleased to offer a discounted re-valuation service on items we have valued previously, at the preferential rate of 50% of the current item fee, plus the report fee.  This helps to ensure that despite the continuous fluctuations within the market, you do not find yourself either under or over insured.


We welcome enquiries from members of the public, the jewellery trade, private companies and local authorities.

Please contact us for more details.