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Why you should get your jewellery valued

Getting your jewellery valued can provide several benefits:

Insurance: Knowing the accurate value of your jewellery is crucial for obtaining appropriate insurance coverage. Jewellery is often valuable, and in case of loss, theft, or damage, having a proper valuation will help ensure you receive the correct compensation from your insurance company.

Resale value: Understanding the value of your jewellery is essential if you ever decide to sell or consign it. A professional appraisal can provide you with an unbiased assessment of your jewellery's worth in the current market, enabling you to make informed decisions when negotiating with potential buyers or jewellery dealers.

Knowledge and documentation: A detailed jewellery appraisal provides you with a comprehensive record of your jewellery, including information about its quality, materials, and craftsmanship. It serves as an official document that proves the existence and value of your jewellery, which can be helpful for legal purposes, estate planning, or even for your own personal records.

Peace of mind: By getting your jewellery valued, you can have peace of mind knowing that you have an accurate understanding of its worth. Whether it holds sentimental value or is a valuable investment, having a professional appraisal helps you appreciate and protect your jewellery appropriately.

Estate planning: If you plan to include your jewellery in your estate or pass it on to future generations, having an up-to-date valuation will help with proper distribution and inheritance planning. It can assist your loved ones and estate planners in accurately determining the worth of your jewellery for tax purposes or division among beneficiaries.

It is important to choose a reputable and certified appraiser who specialises in jewellery to ensure accurate and reliable valuations. At The Steensons, you are guaranteed a true and accurate appraisal carried out by our qualified goldsmiths and diamond graders, and we can also arrange a specialised, tailor-made policy to protect your jewellery items.

What does it cost?

For a basic valuation for insurance purposes, we charge a flat fee of £45 + 1% of the value, so for example, if your piece was valued at £1000, you would pay a total of £55.

We also offer other types of appraisal, for instance gem identification and metal testing, prices will vary depending on a variety of factors but we will always give you a quote before carrying out any appraisal.

If you are interested in a having your jewellery appraised or insured, please call us on 028 90248269 to speak to one of our knowledgeable staff members who will be able to advise you on what appraisal best suits your needs.