Independent Valuations

Do you need a written valuation for your jewellery? 

Do you have antique or vintage items that require a specialist?

Independent professional valuations carried out for insurance, probate and other purposes, with a particular specialism in high net worth antique, vintage, signed and secondhand pieces.

Sonia Butler is a fully qualified Member of The Jewellery Valuers’ Association (MJVA), the NAJ’s Institute of Registered Valuers (MIRV) and is a Fellow of the Gemmological Association of Great Britain (FGA DGA). With 20 years’ worth of trade experience of fine antique and 20th century jewellery and objêts.

Providing antique and modern jewellery valuations in London. Visits are made to clients at their home, office, bank or other preferred venue for discretion whilst examining, photographing and taking details of the jewellery. From point of first contact, communication is key to ensuring that clients’ needs are met and that the valuation process is understood. After the on-site examination, the items and their values are methodically researched and then two copies of the bound presentation document with images are sent by post to the client. This can be provided as a password protected PDF version if preferred. Site visits outside of London can be arranged.

As well as jewellery, antique silver and gold objects, such as snuff boxes, can also be appraised.  

Insurance Valuations: £250 for the first or single item and £125 per item thereafter, or agreed all-in rate. Premium and heavily gem set jewellery charged at a higher rate to reflect the longer hours involved.

Other Valuations including probate: £200 per hour or agreed rate following initial inspection.

For Family Division and similar, instruction is required from both parties.

Do please feel free to get in touch for further information – I am very happy to listen and answer any queries where possible.