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Why get your jewellery valued?

Your jewellery is precious and it is important to protect it. In the 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 one of our 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 they’re retrievable for you 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 one for probate or sales between parties.

Even though jewellery is the most popular item that we value, we also offer watch, porcelain and clock valuations.


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 our 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. You can 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 
Burton-upon-Trent 19 April 2018 01283 539668
Dunstable 20 April 2018 01582 665353
Bromsgrove 20 April 2018 01527 575786
Walsall 25 April 2018 01922 630131
Camberley 25 April 2018 01276 27639
Barnstaple 26 April 2018 01271 324432
Derby 26 April 2018 01332 293928
Scunthorpe 26 April 2018 01924 845533
Hertford 27 April 2018 01992 553123
Letchworth 30 April 2018 01462 672423
Meadowhall 1 May 2018 0114 2568137
Bracknell 1 May 2018 01344 421436
Crystal Peaks 2 May 2018 0114 2510749
Farnborough 2 May 2018 01252 513165
Stroud 3 May 2018 01453 763168
Exeter 3 May 2018 01392 272737
Orpington 4 May 2018 01689 839719
Bristol 4 May 2018 0117 925 8270
Basildon 8 May 2018 01268 284533
Bishop's Stortford 9 May 2018 01279 655824
Crawley 9 May 2018 01293 531852
Solihull 11 May 2018 0121 704 9758
Trowbridge 11 May 2018 01225 776268
Darlington 16-17 May 2018 01325 465140
Great Yarmouth 16 May 2018 01493 855244
Merthyr Tydfil 16 May 2018 01685 723882
Swansea 17 May 2018 01792 643374
Hinckley 18 May 2018 01455 637230

What if I can’t make a Valuation Day?

It’s simple. Take your jewellery to any of our stores and we’ll arrange for your items 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 while 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 online sales team for further information.