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Jewellery valuations

Bentley & Skinner offer a comprehensive range of valuation services. The valuations are carried out in-house by our team of valuers and gemmologists, graduates of Gemmological Association of Great Britain and Gemological Institute of America, registered with the Jewellery Valuers Association. Please click here to read more about the JVA. Your pieces are fully insured by ourselves whilst left with us for valuation. After assessing your pieces, a written certificate of valuation is issued based on their current market values.

For more information on valuations and the types of valuation most appropriate for your needs, please click here. We recommend, as do most insurance companies, that your valuable items are brought to us for evaluation at least once every five years.

With our unrivalled experience of antique and period jewellery and silverware we are well placed to provide you with the most reliable assessment of all types of items, from antique to modern. We charge 1% plus VAT of the value of an item for valuations for insurance purposes and 1.5% plus VAT of the value of an item for probate or division valuations.

For re-valuations, only 1% plus VAT of the difference between Bentley & Skinner’s last and our current valuation is charged. The minimum charge for valuing each item on the premises is £125. Outside valuations are available by prior arrangement, subject to additional visiting fee and travelling expenses.

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