Graham Tom is an independent registered valuer and is a Member of the Institute of Registered Valuers, Associate Member of Academy of Experts, National Association of Jewellers, London Diamond Bourse and the British Gemmological Association. He has undertaken jewellery valuations for private clients for the last twenty years and can value differing periods of jewellery from turn of the century to modern day, with a specialism in polished and rough diamonds, gemstone jewellery, silver, watches and pearls. Specialist Expert Witness reports can be supplied.
Most insurance companies in the UK today stipulate items of jewellery should be valued by a Registered Valuer who can appraise and arrive at a value employing appropriate methodology. An incorrect valuation can invalidate your insurance in the event of a claim for loss or theft. It is essential all your jewellery is properly valued by a Registered Valuer and valuations for purpose of insurance should be updated regularly especially with the volatility of bullion and currency pricing.
Types of Valuation
There are several types of valuations all for differing purposes, below we list some of the most common:
- Probate or Confirmation of Will in Scotland – This is a service offered to the Executor(s) of the deceased’s estate.
- Family Division and Divorce – A discreet service offered to both parties mediating in the division of assets.
- Valuation for private sale – A type of valuation that ensures a fair price between both parties in the event a party wishes to sell an item of property to a friend or relative and not through the auction house.
- Valuation for loan security – A valuation useful for loan companies, including pawnbrokers, to assist them with the value of a loan
Make an Appointment
We can either meet you for jewellery valuations in the London Diamond Bourse, or by private arrangement at your home or office. A detailed document will be raised within five working days including letter of transmittal, schedule of property and digital photographs of your jewellery.