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