Do you need a valuation for a private sale or are you simply interested in the value of a particular item of jewellery?

Valuations are all about trust. As proud member of the National Association of Jewellers we offer a complete portfolio of Valuations services:


Insurance Valuations are the most common type of Valuation that we carry out.

Without an accurate up to date valuation you run the risk of being under insured in the event of loss or theft. Modern valuations also include more details about the size and quality of the stones within the jewellery. This is important for like for like replacements. Many insurance companies even insist that you have items over a certain value specified individually on your policy and regularly valued to ensure the limits are adequate.

Please check your individual policy details for further information.

Ainsworth Jewellers Insurance Valuations provide full details including size and qualities of your items should your insurance company require it in the event of a claim. Without this proof you may find that replacement is based on an item of ‘average’ quality rather than what you have actually lost. 


For all relevant new purchases Ainsworth Jewellers will provide a complementary Valuation for Insurance. Upon request these can be updated at no charge as long as the items are still in stock. Turn around time per item is approximately two weeks, and can be done up to two months after the purchase.

Alan Hayes

Alan Hayes is the name you can trust for accurate jewellery appraisals. He provides a fast, efficient and confidential service to make sure that you receive the best possible service.

Alan's qualifications include:

  • Fellow of the Gemmological Association of Great Britain (FGA)
  • Diamond Grading Diploma (DGD)
  • Member of Institute of Registered Valuers (MIRB)
  • Certificate Diamond Grading (CDG)
  • Member of the National Association of Goldsmiths Registered Valuers Scheme RV42490
  • Certified Member of the Association of Jewellery Appraisers - Officer


From time to time we offer a one-to-one valuation experience in-store with Alan Hayes. Details of these days will be published on our website and social media.


Home visits are available by appointment at an additional cost. Please call or come into the store to discuss this further.


Valuation for insurance or probate - First item £55, each subsequent item thereafter is £35.
Miscellaneous items are charged at £10 per item.
Turn around time per item is approximately two weeks.