GEMMOLOGIST AND VALUER
About Us - Overview
The Jewellery Valuation Consultancy is an unbiased independent service specialising in conducting valuations on jewellery and watches. We offer this service to members of the public, the jewellery trade and insurance organisations.
Jewellery appraisals, diamond grading, gemstone identification and consultancy service are carried out on a while you basis at the JVC office, your home or office or via jewellery valuation events at respected jewellers in the North West of England.
About Us - Credentials
- FGA Fellow of the Gemmological Association of Great Britain
- PJDip Professional Jewellers Diploma
- MIRV Member of the Institute of Registered Valuers
- CAT Qualified Certificate of Appraisal Theory
Like all Registered Valuers, Rob is required to have Gemmological and Diamond Grading Qualifications accompanied with years of knowledge and experience within the trade. In order to maintain Registered Valuer status we must complete a yearly Continuous Development Plan which includes periodic compulsory monitoring to ensure professional standards are maintained in adherence of The Institute’s code of practice. It is for this reason that major Insurance companies are now insisting that valuations are undertaken by a Member or Fellow of the Institute of Registered Valuers.
About Us - Biography
With a career in luxury jewellery and watches spanning over 35 years, Rob has spent the majority of that time with the iconic store Prestons of Bolton ‘The Diamond Centre of the North’. Over the years there have been various roles from Manager, Specialist Diamond Consultant and more recently in-house valuer right up to the store closure on New Year’s Eve 2016. This was a specialist role bringing together all the years of experience, knowledge and professional qualifications. He is a Fellow of the Gemmological Association having achieved the standards required in both theory and practical examination for this world renowned organisation.
Still committed to continuing the service Rob has created a new company, specialising in providing valuations of diamonds, jewellery and luxury watches to both the trade and members of the public.
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