Tok Brothers also has a full-time certified jewellery valuer in-house. Our valuer has completed his Graduate Diploma in Gemmology and Diamonds at the Gemological Institute of America (GIA - the world’s foremost authority in gemmology), and is a member of the National Council of Jewellery Valuers. Our valuer can assist you in appraising items for identification purposes, superannuation (including SMSF), estate planning and insurance replacement. Unlike other valuers, our valuer DOES NOT charge a percentage-commission of the value of the item; along with flat rate fees, this ensures a truly objective appraisal.
A jewellery valuation/appraisal is a legal document that has been prepared by a professional valuer that identifies an item of jewellery or a loose gemstone, verifies its quality factors, lists detailed technical information and establishes a value on the item for a specified purchase.
A valuation/appraisal is useful for people wanting to:
Consumers should only accept valuation certificates from a REGISTERED VALUER. The National Council of Jewellery Valuers (NCJV) is the organisation that provides training and education to Valuers. You can check to see if the person providing the valuation service is registered with the NCJV by visiting their website: www.ncjv.com.au
It is important to have your jewellery reassessed every 2 or 3 years to ensure the valuation is current. Prices can fluctuate and insurance companies may request up-to-date information, particularly for high-value items. The revaluation also notes any wear and tear and ensures you are not paying excessive premiums if prices decrease.
At Tok Brothers, our NCJV-registered valuer provides valuations/appraisals starting from $55 per item. Complex items attract higher prices due to the work and time involved in valuing them. Discounts apply when having more than 5 items valued at once. More importantly, unlike some other valuers, we DO NOT charge any percentage commissions on the value of the item. Some valuers charge 1% to 3% on top of their lower base fee. Our valuer charges a flat fee and you will know all your total charges up front before deciding to proceed - this way there is no incentive for the valuer to over-inflate the value in order to increase their commission.
Valuations/appraisals can be prepared for a number of different purposes including: