How much does a jewellery valuation cost?
As you would expect, the question of ‘how much does a valuation cost?’ is often one of the very first questions 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 they represent the fairest approach.
At Clarity Valuations, I believe in being completely open and transparent with my fees. Why? Because you have to know how much your valuation will cost from the start. I do not base the fees around a percentage of the item(s) value, as this would unfair to you and could potentially lead to a conflict of interest. And can you honestly think of any other service, where you wouldn’t even have the faintest idea of how much the job would cost until the work was completed? No, neither can I!
This is why my fees are fixed per item, so you will know exactly how much your valuation will cost before any work is undertaken, irrespective of how much your item is worth and with absolutely no additions and no hidden surprises. A completely free and no-obligation quote is always given before undertaking any work.
Irrespective of whether your valuation is for Insurance, Probate, Family Division, or any other type that we offer, our fees are the same. They are fixed per item, with absolutely no hidden charges. Each valuation is presented in a hardbound 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.
|Report Fee:||£50.00 (One off charge per valuation)|
|Standard diamond/gem set items:||£50.00 each|
|Standard watches||£50.00 each|
|WatchPlus (Optional)||£65.00 each|
|Premium items:||£80.00 each|
|Nominal value grouped items:
(Maximum of five items per group)
|£70.00 per group|
WatchPlus: If you have recently purchased a pre-owned watch, then a WatchPlus valuation could a prudent option for you. With every WatchPlus valuation, the details of your watch will be cross referenced against the most extensive international database of lost and stolen watches available. Giving you additional peace of mind that your pre-owned watch does indeed have a clean history.
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.
|Item 1: A standard diamond/gem set inspection||£50.00|
|Item 2: A standard watch inspection||£50.00|
We accept payment via all major credit and debit cards, by bank transfer and cash.
Preferential rates for emergency services and armed forces
I recognise the fantastic 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, 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
I am also pleased to offer a preferential re-valuation service on items we have valued previously. Each piece is charged at 50% of the current item fee, plus the report fee. This helps to ensure that despite 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.