It is important that your jewellery is adequately insured. We recommend that jewellery is valued for insurance purposes every two years or so. Fluctuations in the value of precious metals, diamonds and gemstones are often influenced by world events as well as supply and demand. Any increases (or decreases), therefore, are not usually linked to any economic price index. Items that require a valuation are fully inspected and assessed, with all stone settings checked. A written valuation with full item description is prepared. The charge is 1% of the total value of all items valued, with a minimum charge of £25. For high value items the fee may be reduced. Valuations can be obtained for both modern and antique jewellery. Valuations can also be offered for Probate.