He has a degree in Fine Art and Antique Valuation from Southampton Solent University, has completed the National Association of Goldsmiths’ Gemmological Diploma, their Certificate of Appraisal Theory and the Gemmological Association of Great Britain’s Gemmology and Diamond Diplomas.
He is a published authority on Huguenot silver of the late 17th and early 18th centuries and is a Fellow and Committee Member of the Institute of Registered Valuers. He is also a founder member and Treasurer of the Academy of Valuers and Associate member of the Academy of Experts.
“It is important to insist on a jewellery or silverware valuation from an Institute of Registered Valuers Member or Fellow to ensure you have a document that is worth the paper it is written on”
“Although it is not a current requisite, it may not be long before Her Majesty’s Customs and Excise require similar Institute membership in order for jewellery probate valuations to be valid”
Conversely, members of the Institute of Registered Valuers represent some of the most highly qualified and experienced Jewellers in our industry and membership represents years of hard work, considerable academic ability and the mutual respect of their peers.
Fellows of the Institute of Registered Valuers have demonstrated outstanding ability under peer-reviewed monitoring and maintain significant ‘points’ under Continuing Professional Development.