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Jewellery Valuations & Estimations

At Phillip Stoner we understand not only the value of your treasured items, but also the worth.

For peace of mind when insuring your jewellery, you can rely on our years of experience to offer you an expert valuation and estimation service. Our resident appraiser, formally of the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow and former director of Hancock’s of London, has a wealth of experience spanning forty years in the jewellery industry. Based at our Victoria Quarter boutique in Leeds, he can advise you on all aspects of appraisal, from valuations of antique pieces to new bespoke items.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Why should I have my jewellery valued? 

There are a host of different reasons, the outstanding of which is for peace of mind! Some of the most common reasons for jewellery valuations are for insurance purposes or to find out the re-sale value of an item; or for probate or family division purposes. It may well be that you have inherited jewellery and you would like to know what it is and if indeed if it has any value. At Phillip Stoner we have the expertise to cater for every eventuality.

How much does it cost to have my jewellery valued?

Our standard valuation charge is from £55 for the first item and £35 for each additional item. Please feel free to drop in and see our resident valuer at the Victoria Quarter for a free consultation, where we can give you an accurate quote, or call us on 0113 242 7888. 

Do I need to make an appointment? 

An appointment is not a necessity, but if you don’t visit Leeds often it may help to call ahead to ensure that our valuer is on-site. Please call us on 0113 242 7888 or email info@phillipstoner.com

What do I need to bring with me? 

Together with the item, any documentation including original receipts or certificates would be useful, but not essential.

Will I need to leave my jewellery with you? 

If possible we would prefer you to leave your jewellery with us for a few days, so that we have time to clean the piece and assess it thoroughly, allowing us to value the item accurately.

What will I receive when I have my jewellery valued?

You will receive an official valuation document signed by our in-house valuer, detailing each item in full. This document is recognized by all leading insurance companies, or solicitors should it be needed for probate and family division.

How often should I have my jewellery valued?

It is a good idea to have your valuations reviewed every two to three years. Fluctuations in prices, especially when dealing with precious stones and metals, mean that the market can be somewhat volatile.

Do you value antique jewellery?

Yes. As well as new pieces, we value both antique jewellery and silver objects. Our in-house valuer has a wealth of experience with antique jewellery, stretching back over forty years in the trade.

Do you buy second-hand jewellery? 

Occasionally we are happy to purchase estate jewellery or part-exchange against a new sale. If the item was not right for us however, we would be happy to guide you in the right direction to ensure that you receive maximum potential for your needs.