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Insurance and Probate Valuations

Hungerford Jewellers offers a valuation service for insurance or probate purposes. Items need to be inspected, measured and weighed before a certificate of value can be issued therefore we may need to hold your items for one to two weeks. Large lots with numerous items may take longer. We are happy to advise on timing and pricing at the time of inspection. The lowest cost for this service is £15.00.

Valuations are undertaken for Insurance or Probate purposes and involve an inspection of item(s) which takes time and requires items to be left with the shop for up to two weeks. A receipt is given for any customer’s item left with the shop. A valuation is the opinion of the valuer and is based on experience, knowledge and current market situation. This is then written in detail on a certificate in duplicate. The cost for this service is £5 plus 1% of the value with a minimum charge of £15.

We are also able to estimate replacement costs for you should you have to provide the same to your insurance company following an adverse incident. This has to be noted as “described by customer and not seen by the jeweller” however is acceptable to most companies as a way of pricing a replacement item. The cost for this service is £10 to £20.


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