Information - Jewellery Services - Valuations

Why Valuations Are Important

It is important to have your jewellery valued professionally, primarily for insurance purposes; In the event of loss or theft, it is your responsibility to prove to your insurer the value of a piece of jewellery or watch. The valuation not only provides your insurer with financial information, but is valuable proof of ownership.

You may also require a valuation for private sale, probate or even capital gains tax. We recommend that you consider having your items valued every 2 to 3 years.

Our Valuation Service

We can arrange a valuation for you. All Swag valuations are undertaken by Safeguard, the UK’s leading independent valuation service company. SafeGuard is a division of the Birmingham Assay Office, a not for profit organisation that has been providing protection for traders and consumers for over 235 years. SafeGuard does not buy or sell jewellery or watches and they charge a fixed price for each item valued. They therefore have no vested interest in the product, or its replacement value, and promise you an unbiased opinion every time.

The Process

SafeGuard’s team of highly qualified expert valuers will carefully examine your jewellery and/or watches and use their experience and the latest equipment, to arrive at an informed opinion and provide you with a written valuation. Digital photographs are taken and included in your valuation document, with a full and accurate description. Any distinguishing features will also be noted. All this information is permanently stored onto SafeGuard’s secure national database.*

* In accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998, your details are kept entirely confidential and can only be released to the police or your insurers with your permission.


What will my valuation cost?
We charge a simple fixed fee, so you’ll know how much the service costs before you agree to it.

How long will my valuation take?
Generally, a valuation will be completed in one week, however there is a three-day service available at an additional cost.

Want to Know More?

To find out more about our valuation service, or to make an appointment, please contact us on 0800 028 4381 or email Alternatively, head over to our Boutiques page, where you will find contact details for your nearest Swag store.