Carol Clarke offers a jewellery valuation service. You can have your jewellery valued and tested in front of you while you wait. You must call and book an appointment for this service, as this will secure a time slot for you and avoid disappointment.
Carol values all items of jewellery and branded watches (not over 25 years old) for; insurance, probate and divorce. She does not value very old watches, silverware, and coins, scrap metal. Carol does not value new items of jewellery purchased in Ireland in the past 12 months unless the jewellery shop that the items has been purchased from will agree to this service being undertaken.
Carol will value any item of jewellery that has been bought abroad once it is not through Irish websites sourcing diamonds or rings abroad.
Carol offers a very in-depth valuation service, whereby all stones and metal is tested and not just valued. Carol will also value all items with or without a certificate, although if you have any previous paperwork it can sometimes help with the valuation.
Carol also offers a jewellery valuation for other jewellery shops, antique shops or manufacturers. Perhaps you are selling a piece of jewellery and you or your customer would like an independent valuation on the item ? Carol will also do this however, she will only do this if you the jeweller ask me and it is within the first year of purchase. Although Carol does not run a “gemmological laboratory” as a GIA graduate gemmologist she is qualified to grade diamonds and give an opinion on gemstones. As every item is completely different she cannot give prices on the website.
Please call Carol if you are interested in a trade price 01 6777161.
In common with all good jewellery valuers C. Clarke will not put your address on any of the valuations unless you request this yourself. There are a number of jewellers who offer "cheaper" valuations. Yes , they are cheaper because they are not compiled correctly, with little or no real information and usually the people issueing them have no gemological equipment to test anything and they would not be able to grade the diamonds unless you gave them a cert to copy( that is why they ask you do you have a cert to go with the ring ) so I would say that you may have problems with their certs., and values if you had to make a claim in the future , so you have been warned!
Not every jeweller is a valuer. Carol Clarke participates in ongoing jewellery valuation training. In 2009 and 2010 Carol attended the Loughborough Conference with the National Association of Goldsmiths, Institute of Registered Valuers.
Diamond Colour grading at Carol Clarke Jewellery.