Diamond Tools Jewellery and Gemmology In

services

 

Precise, informed valuations for the public and trade:

  • Jewellery valuation for Insurance, Probate, Family Division, Forced Sale purposes

  • Post Lost Assessment Report

  • Private Sale valuation consultancy

  • Asian jewellery valuation

  • Mined and laboratory-grown diamond identification service

  • Diamond, coloured gems and pearl testing and reports

  • Deep knowledge of current jewellery market

  • NAJ Best Practice for valuers

Insurance valuation

When you want insurance cover against loss or damage of your most cherished  items of jewellery, your insurer will need a professional valuation. To make sure you receive the correct sum in the event of a claim, you need a qualified IRV valuer to examine your jewellery and to produce a formal document giving a precise description of each piece and confirming how their value has been determined. Due to fluctuating market conditions, it is important to keep your jewellery valuation updated every 3-5 years for peace of mind and protection of your items.

Probate valuation

A Probate Valuation is a written report that describes the jewellery and its value to calculate inheritance tax. 

A probate valuation completed in compliance with HM Revenues & Customs and in accordance with Section 160 of the Inheritance Tax Act 1984 is required for legal authorities (HRMC, executors, solicitors) and represents the amount it would fetch on the open market or at auction. 

I am sensitive to the emotion and stress Probate Valuation can cause for the family, so I work with thought and discretion to make the experience as pleasant as possible. 

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Division of assets

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(Family division)

A division of assets valuation represents the hypothetical amount of money a jointly owned asset would fetch on the open market (auction). This enables individual parties to divide their assets fairly. 

The valuation is influenced by condition, rarity, provenance, recent comparative sales, etc. We continuously track and review these considerations on the market in order to provide an accurate valuation figures. 

Post Loss Assessment Report 

 

 

 

If you don't have an up-to-date valuation, an independent Post-Loss Assessment report supports a claim to your insurance company in the unfortunate event of a loss or theft of your jewellery. It's not a valuation but a knowledge- and market-driven estimate based upon information gathered.

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Legal services 

  • Division of Assets (Family Division) Jewellery Valuation

  • Probate Valuation 

  • Expert Witness Report preparation. As an active Associate Member of the Academy of Experts, I prepare successful Expert Witness Report that will follow the required procedures  for both civil and criminal cases (CPR & CrimPR). 

 

Diamond and gemstone reports​

At Almaz Jewellery Valuations, we use the latest gemmological equipment to support our expertise and deep passion for gemstones and diamonds. We are providing professional impartial opinions on natural, laboratory-grown diamonds and coloured stones. 

Our expert pre-purchase assessment service will give you peace of mind before you buy jewellery or gemstones.  We can also verify your holiday purchase. 

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Office Visits 

Home Visits Valuation is a fantastic service. We value your precious jewellery pieces in the comfort of your own office or home. This is especially useful for the clients with larger jewellery collection or if you live some way from our office.  Each enquiry is unique, so please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We will be delighted to help you. 

 
 

Jewellery trade services​

Trade services.

We work closely with well-established jewellery retailers and offer on-site trade valuations or collection/delivery valuations with a quick turnaround.

Valuation days for jewellery stores.

Our  in-house valuation day gives your customers the opportunity to get their favourite pieces valued without waiting or ‘sending them away’. Each client enjoys my full attention as I examine their jewellery, giving them peace of mind and a rekindled passion for each item. I assess, photograph and value each cherished piece without it leaving your shop.

Auction houses.

I started my career in auction houses and continue to provide valuation service and diamonds/gemstones verification in London and across the Southeast.

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Valuation

by post

We are offering safe and secure Valuation by post service. 

We are using secure Royal Mail special delivery service for items under £2,500. Fedex courier service is available for items up to £25,000. ​Please contact us to request more details.