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Valuation Days 2020

Your precious item’s true worth

At David M Robinson we know that while money doesn’t replace memories and sentimental value, knowing the value of a piece of jewellery or treasured family heirloom is important for insurance purposes. It also provides precious peace of mind that if lost, you are covered for your item’s true worth and will be compensated.

Valuation is a highly skilled profession and it’s essential for it to be performed accurately. Jewellery and watch valuation is a key part of the quality service we provide all our clients at David M Robinson – and we’re fortunate to have one of the best independent jewellery valuation experts in the country working with us, Georgina Deer.

Our independent valuer – Georgina Deer

A proper valuation requires the expert to have an in-depth knowledge of every aspect of jewellery manufacture and design – from the clarity and cut of a diamond to how rare a piece is. Georgina Deer has been working closely with us for over seven years and we consider her to be very much a part of our team.

Why value your jewellery or watch?

Individual items can be worth thousands of pounds. On most home content insurance policies you can be limited on the amount of ‘high ticket items’ you can include in a general policy.

Rare or one-off pieces of jewellery or watches can easily take you over this limit and so they will require a separate insurance policy. For this, you need an accurate, recognised appraisal and valuation of the item to ensure you are covered for its true worth.

Valuations are also needed for probate, sales and even, sadly, the occasional divorce settlement, so the work that these skilled experts do is invaluable.

Our independent jewellery and watch valuer – Georgina Deer

How our valuations work

Georgina visits our stores on a monthly basis to value a collection of precious client items. She carries out the valuations out in a private, secure room. This involves a close-up and extremely detailed examination of each individual item. An accurate valuation is then given.

Book a jewellery or watch valuation

As well as her regular monthly visits to our stores, Georgina also holds event days. You can make an appointment for these days to meet Georgina face to face to discuss your items – this includes jewellery and watches. As well as giving you a valuation on the spot, Georgina can give you advice on how to look after your piece. These event days are relaxed and friendly, in an informal atmosphere.

They are very popular however, and book up quickly. So if you’d like to meet Georgina and find out what your family treasure is worth, see the list of locations and dates at the top of this page. Alternatively phone or pop into one of our five UK showrooms, for more information on how to submit your item to be valued.