Jewellery Valuations

Different Valuation Purposes and Services

Items of jewellery are valued differently for different purposes. Your valuer will need to know the purpose for which you require your jewellery to be valued. If you need your jewellery valued for a purpose not identified below please contact us.

Due to high demand of our Valuation Service, it is strongly advised to make an appointment so that we can give you our best attention.

John Sayer of Studleys Jewellers

Who should value your jewellery?

Valuations should be undertaken to a very high standard; the highest level is represented by those who hold the following internationally recognised credentials:

  • F.G.A. Fellows of the Gemmological Association of Great Britain
  • D.G.A. Diamond Membership of the Gemmological Association of Great Britain
  • J.V.A. Jewellery Valuers Association
Studleys Jewellers Shop In Wells

Insurance Valuation

A valuation for the purpose of insurance is required when the owner wishes to take out appropriate insurance cover for their jewellery. This valuation is compiled on the basis of what an equivalent article would cost to replace in the event of loss or damage. The onus is on the owner of property to prove the worth of his/her property in the event of submitting a claim to insurers following a loss. Only by supplying to insurers an up-to-date insurance schedule prepared by a competent valuer, such as a Member/Fellow of the Jewellery Valuers Association, can one be sure to be in a position to establish a valid and provable claim by providing the following:

Probate Valuation

A valuation for probate purposes may be required in compliance with Section 160 of The Inheritance Act 1984. Inheritance Tax forms part of the process, even if the estate does not owe Inheritance Tax. When probate is granted, it gives the Executor the legal right to distribute the estate according to the deceased’s wishes.

Post Loss Assessment

You may have been unlucky enough to have suffered a loss. If your old valuation is not up-to-date, your insurer will ask you to obtain more current values before accepting any claim.

Offer Assessment

This service is for those who wish to sell or part-exchange their jewellery to us. We will make an offer on any piece we are interested in and once the piece has been assessed all offers are honoured by immediate payment.


If you are uncertain as to whether or not your jewellery needs valuing, or are need to know if any items of jewellery you might have recently inherited has value, we can give you advice and guidance with a consultation. We can help by: What we cannot do during a consultation:

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    Situated in Wells, Somerset- Studleys Jewellers is perfectly placed to serve the surrounding areas including Bath, Bristol, Shepton Mallet, Glastonbury and Bridgwater.

    Studleys Jewellers has enjoyed over 40 years of trading in the City of Wells, finding it a wonderful location to offer our variety of Jewellery Services to the whole of Somerset & beyond.

    Studleys Jewellers

    4-6 Broad Street, Wells, Somerset

    BA5 2DN

    01749 673548

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