We hope no harm ever comes to your treasured possessions but it’s important that your items are insured, just in case you ever need to make a claim. Touch wood.
At Goldsmiths, we can arrange your valuation for you. Our experts examine your jewellery and provide a written valuation that acts a legal document you can use for insurance. We’ll take digital photographs, note any distinguishing features and write a full description of each item. This makes it much easier to identify your jewellery if it’s even lost or stolen.
Many jewellers charge a percentage of your jewellery’s value to provide a valuation, but we charge a simple fixed fee so you’ll know how much the service costs before you agree to it.
At Goldsmiths, we work closely with our independent, expert jewellery valuation partner, SafeGuard, to ensure you get a reliable and accurate valuation, provided by the UK’s most experienced and qualified valuers.
SafeGuard is a division of the Birmingham Assay Office, a not for profit organisation that has been providing protection for traders and consumers for over 235 years. SafeGuard doesn’t sell jewellery. Their experts spend all their time reviewing retail prices and carrying out valuations and can therefore provide you with an unbiased but accurate value for your treasured item.
You may require a valuation for a number of reasons; the most common is that your insurer requires one to provide adequate insurance cover for your watches and jewellery. Other reasons include probate, private sale or just for personal interest.
A professional valuation is essential for insurance – and thanks to the SafeMarkTM, it can even help the recovery of stolen items. A discreet mark, exactly like a hallmark can be applied upon request to most jewellery items and it clearly identifies the item as yours. Each SafeMarkTM is permanently recorded in a secure national database*, providing absolute proof of your ownership. If your jewellery is ever lost or stolen, you simply notify SafeGuard. If the jewellery is recovered, the police check the SafeMarkTM against their register and return your treasures to you.
To find out more about our valuation service, or to make an appointment, please use our showroom locator to contact your nearest showroom.
*In accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998, your details are kept entirely confidential and can only be released to the police or your insurers with your permission.