Bentley & Skinner offer a comprehensive range of valuation services. The valuations are carried out in-house by our team of valuers 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.
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.
There are various types of jewellery valuations for insurance purposes, for example New Replacement Value, Antique Replacement Value, etc. Please click here to read more about the type of insurance valuation most appropriate for your needs.
We recommend, as do most insurance companies, that your valuable items are brought to us for evaluation at least once every five years.
We are able to offer both hand and machine engraving of most items of jewellery and also silver items such as photograph frames or christening gifts.Read More
Bentley & Skinner’s bespoke service offers you the possibility of creating your own jewellery to celebrate the most memorable occasions in your life. We have a team of highly qualified specialists who can help you design your own unique engagement ring or fashion a personalised gift for your loved one.Read More
Jewels For Hire
Bentley & Skinner are delighted to make all the jewellery available for hire. Items of jewellery may be hired at a charge of 1% of the retail value plus VAT for every period of 24 hours or part thereof. A minimum charge of £100 plus VAT per day is applicable.Read More
We offer a re-stringing service for pearls and beads with prices starting at £100 + VAT for a single row of pearls. Pearl chokers which need to be fitted to the neck can be done so by making an appointment with us so that we can ensure our pearl stringer is available when you visit.Read More
Bentley & Skinner have their own on-site workshop where expert craftsmen undertake a full range of jewellery repairs and re-modelling to both antique and modern pieces. From a simple re-sizing of a diamond engagement ring through to creating an extension for a Victorian tiara, we take the greatest of care with every piece we receive.Read More
Sell Your Jewellery
Bentley & Skinner are always happy to look at any jewellery you may wish to part exchange or sell in London.Read More