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The Gemmological Association of Great Britain
The Gemmological Association of Great Britain, or Gem-A, is the world’s longest established provider of gem and jewellery education.They serve the interests of the gem and jewellery industries through the high standards of education on their courses and their support for global gemmological research.
The Institute of Registered Valuers
Jewellery Valuations with standards.
The Institute of Registered Valuers (IRV) is the UK’s leading authority of jewellery, watch and silverware appraisers who maintain exacting standards for the longest serving and most recognised valuation trade body, regulated by the National Association of Jewellers.
The Jewellery Valuers Association
The Jewellery Valuers Association is the only independent governing body in the UK exclusively for jewellery valuers. Its members comprise some of the most qualified and experienced professionals in the jewellery industry.
Membership of the Jewellery Valuers Association requires a recognised gemmology qualification, a recognised diamond grading qualification, a recognised valuation qualification and at least 5 years’ experience in the jewellery industry.
The Association of Independent Jewellery Valuers
The AIJV is dedicated to the professional growth of independent appraisers and related colleagues. Founded in 2010, it has quickly become an international organization advocating for transparency in the independent jewellery valuation practice.
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 supply?
As well the items to be be valued, for Insurance valuations, please supply the most recent copy of your Insurance policy and policy schedule. For all valuations, please supply 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 provide all relevant paperwork may result in a second, chargeable consultation.
How much does it cost?
If you would like us to provide a valuation of your jewellery, you will be asked to sign our Privacy Statement and agree to our take-in explanatory notes and limiting conditions