Valuations are done on the premises by Archer & Holland’s NCJV Registered Valuer (National Council of Jewellery Valuers) and Gemmologist (FGAA).
Jewellery is examined & assessed using gemmological equipment and procedures to provide a scientific analysis of precious and semi-precious gems. Together with up-to-date knowledge & ongoing training in all the key areas of gemmological studies, gemstone grading, detection of synthetics, techniques used in jewellery manufacture and detecting reproduction jewellery to genuine antique pieces.
All valuation certificates are presented on a professional document stating a full report and colour photograph of the item. The certificate will also state the purpose & reason of the valuation and the type of market on which it was based on.
The most common type of valuation is a retail valuation which is often used for insurance purposes, other types include a quality assessment (used for many different reasons), deceased estate, second-hand, forced-sale and more. All ring valuations come with a free professional clean & security claw/setting check.