Valuation Services

Miltons employs a team of FIVE highly-qualified IRV / JVA valuers / a JVA Specialist Member, most often working from the Liverpool Church Street store but also at Miltons of Chester, Birkenhead and Liverpool St. John’s by prior arrangement.

We provide our clients with a full valuation service for insurance, probate, family division and other purposes.

Your jewellery does not need to be sent away! Our FEES are listed below.

As insurance valuation specialists we know that many people are not aware of the value of their jewellery, and having them professionally valued by an expert is the only way to be sure you have adequate insurance cover.

Although the police are experts in the detection and prevention of theft there is only so much they can do to protect your valuables.

You can protect yourself further by having your jewellery valued. A professional appraisal will accurately demonstrate values and provide an enduring indication of ownership.

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Most other jewellers would send jewellery away to be valued. All our valuations are undertaken by our own full time, highly-qualified valuers on our own premises. Your jewellery will not leave our hands.


We aim to complete your valuation within 3 to 5 working days. We also offer an EXPRESS same day service* by prior arrangement. For a small additional fee you can thus have your jewellery valued in just a few hours.


All valuations are carried out by one of our four qualified valuers, who are variously members of both the National Association of Jewellers’  Institute of Registered Valuers click here & the Jewellery Valuers Association click here.

IRV Fellow / JVA Fellow member Nick Bailey FIRV 87499 FJVA 23273

IRV Member Matthew Wilkinson RJDip, MIRV 88099

IRV Member Laura Leadbetter MIRV 99822, PJDip, Cert GA and

JVA Member Kay Murphy MJVA 22255, Cert GA

JVA Specialist Member Haywood Milton, M.A.(Hons), R.J.Dip.

These colleagues are best qualified to undertake all of your valuation requirements whether for Insurance, Probate, Family Division or other purpose. Among the Miltons staff supporting them are a wider team with specialist knowledge in various gem-stones, Rolex watches and more.


We will provide you with a comprehensive valuation pack including complete details and photographic images of your items as well as information and advice to enable you properly to insure your jewellery We also include gemmological identification and quality information that can be used accurately to identify and assess your jewellery in years to come, in the event of loss or theft This provides you with a comprehensive service that in tandem with suitable insurance should safeguard your jewellery and give you peace of mind.

Beware! Insurers are more likely to challenge valuations performed by jewellers who are not IRV / JVA members. Any jeweller can write a valuation and charge what they want, but problems may follow later if you have an appraisal by an unqualified valuer. Always ASK if your valuer is an IRV or JVA member !


Using the latest Guildpro technology, all valuation details are securely stored on the Guild of Valuers & Jewellers intrinsically secure e-register database, accessible to the police and insurance company in the event of a claim. There are no personal details stored on this database.


For valuations meeting IRV / JVA standards, jewellers’ fees are normally based on a percentage of the total value or a fee “per item.” To ensure we give value for money, we offer a choice of both charging methods, from which you pay the lower price (except where one of the specialist categories below applies).

For most valuations, the fee you will pay is the CHEAPER of the following two options:

(1) INSURANCE VALUATIONS : PER ITEM FEE (single or few items)

1st item £59

Additional items £39 each

Maximum individual value £10,000, thereafter the charge will be 0.59% of the item’s value


Fee is based on the TOTAL value of the appraisal

      • From £1 to £1000 – £59
      • From £1001 to £2000 – £89
      • From £2001 to £3000 – £119
      • From £3001 to £4000 – £149
      • From £4001 to £5000 – £169
      • Thereafter £18 per £1000

* EXPRESS SERVICE (same day service, usually available only at our Liverpool shops and by appointment) : additional £29. This reflects the precious nature of our Valuation Team’s time and the disruption caused if they need to interrupt other stock or valuation work to do an urgent appraisal. A limit of 3 items applies for this service and we reserve the right to decline Express Service on watches or other pieces that require more time than normal. Please ask for our Valuation Team on 0151 708 0365 to arrange an appointment.

ROLEX or other watches : agreed individually to reflect research and time required, and the seniority of our Watch Specialist in the case of vintage pieces.

PROBATE VALUATIONS : We will agree a price with you before commencing any work.

FAMILY DIVISION VALUATIONS : We will agree a price with you before commencing any work.

POST LOSS VALUATIONS : £25 per item up to £5,000 value. Items of higher value charged by individual agreement.

RE-VALUATION (updating the valuation of an item we have appraised previously) : £25 for the first item and £10 for every additional item.

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