The Valuation Hub

Everything you need to know about Jewellery and Watch valuations

how to check if its a genuine rolex

How do you spot a fake Rolex? Are there tell-tale signs? What do I look for when a Rolex comes in for valuation?

The Dos and Don’ts of jewellery Valuations

Confused by all the jargon and not sure what you actually need? Here are my Dos and Don’ts to help steer you through the often confusing world of jewellery and watch insurance and valuations

Are you at risk of being over-insured?


Most people understand that there are risks to being under-insured, but did you know you could also be over-insured? Read about one lady’s claim story…..

Why You need to read the small print

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It is happening more and more… we do everything right, yet when it comes to claiming we are up against it. Here’s what you need to know.

Are You Making This Common Mistake?

I am asked to help in a lot of claims and I see the mistakes people make when it comes to insuring their valuables. Are you making the same mistake?

5 Common reasons for Engagement Ring Claims

Find out the 5 most common reasons for engagement ring insurance claims and how you can try and avoid them…


A common question and a rational concern is whether your treasured items will be sent somewhere else to be valued.

buying abroad - the insurance pitfalls

The temptation of buying jewellery and watches abroad is alive and well. But, what about when it comes to your insurance and making a claim? What do you need to know?

what type of valuation do you need?


There are a lot of different types of formal jewellery and watch valuations. It can be confusing, so how do you decide which type you need?

The Great Rolex Watch Insurance Scam

If you own a Rolex watch and you pay for an insurance policy to cover it in case of loss or damage - make sure you read this and check your policy!

Why Insuring your Engagement Ring Is Important

You’ve just got engaged and the last thing you’re thinking about is the boring paperwork! Here’s why actually it should be something you think about and fast…

Why You need A Valuation

Do you want to receive the correct pay-out in the event of a claim? Find out what you need to have in place.

Why Do Valuations Usually Take So long?

Many Jewellers will quote at least a week, sometimes several weeks for a completed insurance valuation. For most jewellers your valuation is not a priority - it is the least favourite part of what they do….

Jewellery Valuations - The Proof You Need

The internet is awash with stories about failed insurance claims all because of insufficient evidence of ownership. Here’s what you need to know….

What To Expect At Your Jewellery Valuation

Not sure what happens in a professional jewellery valuation? Here we take you through the process, step by step so you know exactly what to expect…

the problem with the big boys and their preferred suppliers

Important information you need to know if your jewellery and watches are currently insured with one of the large non-specialist insurers, like John Lewis, Direct Line, Admiral etc…..