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A director of one of the most prestigious jewellers in the South East, Julian Cousins has worked in the jewellery and silver industry for over 20 years and is a third-generation jeweller.
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 Certificate in Gemmology and Diamond Diploma.
How long does it take?
Most appraisals, including cleaning, gem testing and photography of under 10 items can be completed in 2-3 working days, although it may be as long as a week or even 2 to schedule-in a mutually convenient time. Sometimes additional research may be required, extending this timescale.
What do I need to bring?
As well the items to be be valued, for Insurance valuations, please bring the most recent copy of your Insurance policy and policy schedule. For all valuations, please bring all existing paperwork relating to the items to be valued: original purchase receipts, previous valuations, receipts for past repairs and any diamond, or coloured gemstone grading reports. Failure to bring all relevant paperwork may result in a second, chargeable consultation.
How much does it cost?
Initial consultations are free of charge and will establish the Purpose, Function and Intended Use of the valuation, and the appropriate Market Level and the Categories of Value (New replacement Value, Second Hand Replacement Value, etc.). Items will be examined for any damage or wear and tear, which will need to be rectified before the valuation is undertaken and we can advise on this.