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Watch valuations - Is your Rolex watch insured at a price you could realistically replace it?
Brands like Rolex, Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet and others produce models which are highly sought after and command high re-sale prices on the second hand market due to extensive waiting lists. This makes it near impossible to replace your watch at the listed retail price in the event of a loss.
Our watch valuations take these market factors into consideration, giving you peace of mind that you are fully insured if the worst should happen.
Contact us for more information or to book an appointment covering Glasgow, Paisley and Ayr.
When did you last have your jewellery and watches valued for insurance purposes?
There are several factors like the gold price and exchange rates which will affect the value of your items. For this reason, many insurers request up-to-date valuations every 3-5 years, and some even more frequently.
If you require a valuation for insurance, or other purposes like probate, please contact us for more information on the service we provide.
Sometimes inclusions can give us an indication of the origin of a gemstone. In these cases, the emerald on the left and the sapphire on the right had never been valued by a gemmologist and therefore were not correctly identified which resulted in the owner being under-insured.
The emerald has jagged three-phase inclusions often associated with Colombian emeralds. The sapphire has undissolved rutile silk which is indicative of no heat and the internal features provided clues that it may be from Sri Lanka (Ceylon). In both cases, we sent the gemstones to a lab for confirmation of my findings.
The lab report confirming the origins of these gemstones increased their insurance values by 30-40%.
It pays to seek advice from a fully qualified valuer and gemmologist
Jagged three phase inclusions often seen in Colombian emeralds
Using the latest equipment, we offer synthetic diamond detection as part of our service. Synthetic diamonds have a significantly lower value than their natural counterparts, meaning its essential as valuers that we can identify these stones to provide an accurate valuation.