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Jewellery Valuations with Standards

 

The Institute of Registered Valuers (IRV) is the UK’s leading register of jewellery, watch and silverware appraisers who maintain exacting standards for the longest serving and most recognised valuation trade body, regulated by the National Association of Jewellers.

A professional and trusted community of valuers since 1987, the IRV has been at the cutting edge of training, educating and raising the industry standard in the jewellery appraisal profession for more than three decades. 

 

In addition to strict entry criteria, all IRV Members and Fellows must commit to the Code of Practice for IRVs and ongoing Continual Professional Development as well as undertake a Professional Review every five years. Serving the general public, trade and insurance sector, every IRV demonstrates verified and proven credentials, qualifications and experience within the jewellery trade. 

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My name is Anna Rogers, a jewellery professional with a smile.

 

I am an Art Historian (BA), GIA Graduate Gemmologist, fully qualified MIRV valuer and jewellery professional with 15 years experience within jewellery industry.

After starting my jewellery career at the auction houses, I have worked in jewellery retail sector in both Hatton Garden, London and Chelmsford, Essex. I have extensive professional knowledge of gemstones and diamonds and will be delighted to assist you with all your valuation enquiries. 

As a jewellery professional, I live for all things jewellery, but I love playing detective, catching gemstone fakes or imitations. To name a few, I've caught synthetic sapphires sold as natural, undisclosed opal “triplets”, glass-filled rubies and, the classic, glass sold as gemstone. We are offering professional pre-purchase assessment service, to put client’s mind in piece before buying jewellery or gemstones. We also can verify client’s holiday purchases.

Please see below my affiliations: 

  • Bachelor of Arts (Art History), St Petersburg State University of Culture & Arts​

  • GIA Graduate Gemmologist, (GIA GG), London

  • Institute of Registered Valuers Member (MIRV 90220)

  • Associate Member of Academy of Experts 

  • GIA Alumni Association Member

  • Gemmological Association of Great Britain (Gem-A) Individual Membership

  • National Association of Jewellers (NAJ) Membership

  • The Society of Jewellery Historians Membership 

What is jewellery valuation? 

A jewellery valuation is so much more than just a document with a description and a price, it is the result of a process completed by a knowledgeable jewellery appraiser.

 

The research with detailed notes and analysis carried out by our professional IRV registered valuer ensures that the figures calculated are fully justifiable and accountable, and less likely to be questioned in the event of a claim. 

Why do I need my Jewellery valued?

The most common reasons why you need your Jewellery valued are:

  • For insurance

  • Probate

  • Family Division or Divorce

  • To aid in the selling of an item of Jewellery

What happens if I don’t get my jewellery valued?

The first risk is that you may not have the items fully insured, the next issue is that you may not be offered what you consider adequate compensation for your loss.

Or indeed you may find the items lost are not covered by your insurance policy at all. There is no real adequate alternative to a professional valuation that provides all the necessary information and reassurance that an insurance company needs to properly insure and to settle a subsequent claim following loss.