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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, we believe in being completely open and transparent with our 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, which would be unfair to you and potentially lead to a conflict of interest. And can you honestly think of any other service where you wouldn't have the faintest idea of how much it was going to cost until it was completed?

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, 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.

Valuation fees

Our fees are the same regardless of whether your valuation is for Insurance, Probate, Family Division, or any other type that we offer. They are fixed per item, with absolutely no hidden charges. Each valuation is presented either in a high-quality hardbound folder or as an encrypted PDF, depending upon your preference. It will also contain a full description of your item(s), including stone weights, dimensions, hallmark details, gross weight, digital images, and the current value, including the relevant market.

For large collections, we can tailor a fixed fee that reflects your specific requirements. Please contact us to discuss.

Description Cost
Digital Report Fee:
(Encrypted PDF Copy only)
£50.00 (One off charge per valuation)
Printed Report Fee:
(Printed & Encrypted PDF Copy)
£60.00 (One off charge per valuation)
Standard diamond/gem set items:              £60.00 each
Standard watches: £60.00 each
WatchPlus: (Optional) £70.00 each
Premium items: (From) £90.00 each
Nominal value grouped items:
(Maximum of five items per group)
£80.00 per group
Example One Cost 
Digital Report Fee: £50.00
Singe item (Standard diamond/gem set inspection):       £60.00
Total: £110.00
Example Two Cost 
Printed Report Fee: £60.00
Single item (standard diamond/gem set inspection):   £60.00
Total: £120.00

Premium items

These pieces take longer to research and include but are not limited to 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)

For large collections, we can tailor a fixed fee that reflects your specific requirements. Please contact us to discuss.

WatchPlus

Is a specific valuation service designed solely for recently purchased pre-owned watches, where the watch's details are checked against an international lost and stolen database. Reassuring you that your watch has a clean title and enabling you to obtain accurate insurance cover.

Preferential rates for emergency services and armed forces

We recognise the fantastic work undertaken by members of our emergency services and armed forces. So 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 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 also 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 relevant report fee. This helps to ensure that you do not find yourself either under or over-insured despite continuous fluctuations within the relevant markets.

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