Do you Need a Jewellery Valuation for Insurance Purposes?
First and foremost, it’s important to obtain an accurate valuation of your jewellery in case you ever need to make an insurance claim.
At Mays, our experts will assess your valuables and provide a written valuation, take digital photographs and write a description of your accessories – highlighting any unique features. The valuation acts as a legal document should you make a claim, while the photos and description will help to identify the piece if it is lost or stolen.
Again, customer transparency is crucial to us, which is why we charge a fixed fee for providing valuations, unlike many other companies, who tend to charge a percentage of your jewellery’s value. Obviously, if you have a really exclusive, costly piece, this figure could be sizeable.
What is SafeGuard?
Mays works closely with the experts at SafeGuard – a division of the Birmingham Assay Office and one of the UK’s most qualified and respected valuers – which demonstrates to our customers that we’re providing accurate and reliable valuations.
The SafeMarkTM – a discreet mark that links a piece of jewellery with its owner – can help with the recovery of stolen items, with each SafeMarkTM permanently recorded in a secure national database (all information is stored in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998). So, if your jewellery has been lost or stolen, simply contact SafeGuard, and if and when it is recovered, the police will check the SafeMarkTM to ensure they have found the right pieces.
Knowing that such a secure, well managed system is in place gives our customer’s real peace of mind.