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Why get your Jewellery Valued?

Your jewellery is precious and it is important to protect it. In the unfortunate event that your jewellery is ever lost or stolen and you need to make a claim, your insurance company will probably ask for proof of ownership and value.

A professional valuation for insurance purposes, carried out by an independent valuers, is by far the best way to maximise your chances of achieving a fair result. Also, if the police recover your lost possessions, a valuation with high-quality images and detailed descriptions could be the only way you can provide evidence of ownership.

All valuations are registered on a secure database. These are held anonymously but are retrievable so they can be checked by the police and insurance companies if required.

While the majority of valuations are for insurance purposes, we can also help if you need a valuation for probate or sales between parties.

Even though jewellery is the most popular item that we value, we also offer valuations on watches, porcelain and clocks.



What you get with your Valuation:

  • High quality images of each of your valued items
  • Detailed descriptions
  • A hard copy and/or digital copy of your valuation portfolio
  • Access to your valuation details on a secure database


How do I get my Jewellery Valued?

We hold regular Valuation Days in our stores throughout the year.. They're always popular because they provide you the opportunity to speak with an independant valuer face-to-face and ask any questions you may have. You can learn more about your jewellery, have it cleaned, weighed and measured. Your items are appraised and valued - along with a detailed description of each item - and presented to you in a professional portfolio.

Valuations on the day are by appointment only so if you're interested in attending one, please call your local store to make an appointment for one of their Valuation Days. Click to find your local store via our Store Locator.

We only have a limited number of appointments during our Valuation Days so please book now to ensure you get your appointment!

Upcoming Valuation Days

Please refer to the below list for the upcoming in-store valuation days:

Store

Date

Call to book your appointment

Carmarthen Thursday 12th July 2018  01267 232234 
 Chippenham Friday 13th July 2018 01249 654410 
Folkestone Tuesday 17th July 2018  01303 245410 
Merry Hill  Wednesday 18th July 2018 01384 265387 
Camberley  Thursday 19th July 2018  01276 27639
Havant Thursday 19th July 2018  02392 498540
Weston-super-Mare
 Friday 20th July 2018
 01934 645321
Lakeside
Wednesday 25th July
01708 869817
Barnstaple
 Thursday 26th July
 01271 324432
Hertford
 Friday 27th July
01992 553135
Taunton
 Wednesday 1st August
01823 259190
Cribbs Causeway
Friday 3rd August
0117 9509607
Meadowhall
 Tuesday 7th August
 0114 256 8137
Stafford
 Wednesday 8th August
01785 253769
Tonbridge
Wednesday 8th August
01732 360378
Crystal Peaks
Wednesday 8th August
 0114 251 0749
Swansea
Thursday 9th August
01792 643374
Solihull
 Friday 10th August
 0121 704 9758
Bracknell
Monday 13th August
01344 421436

What if I can't make a Valuation Day?

It's simple. Take your items to any of our stores and we'll arrange for them to be sent securely to our valuation centre. If you decide to go ahead with this, then a full receipt for all of your items will be provided whilst they are in our care.

This professional valuation service is carried out by our valuers, The Guild of Valuers and Jewellers, and takes approximately 3 - 4 weeks. Your jewellery will be cleaned, weighed, measured and photographed and you'll receive your own personal folder containing a detailed description and a high-resolution image of each item.

Our valuers are highly qualified members (MIRV) and fellows (FIRV) of the National Association of Jewellers' Institute of Registered Valuers.

If you would like to find out more information about our Valuation Service then why not call into your local F.Hinds? Our store staff will be very happy to explain the service in more detail to you. You can also call our Customer Services team on 01895 201000, or email them at customerservices@fhinds.co.uk for further information.