Liz Stevens the valuer
Chilton’s Antiques valuer Liz Stevens is on part maternity leave & is only valuing items part time there fore we cant offer while you wait valuations anymore. Valuations are approx. 3-5 day turn around. Liz is only valuing pre 1980's jewellery unless it comes with certification of authenticity on the stone ie DCLA, GIA, due to limitations of the gemmological equipment we have in the shop. So many gemstones today are treated & this effects there value & specific equipment in a laboratory setting is needed to determine treatments which we are not available in our store.
We can recommend you contact NCJV to find your nearest valuer. All valuers specialise in different areas & the NSW delegate will be able to suggest the most suited person to value your items.
All clients who purchase their items in our store will receive valuations within two-week period remembering Liz will be only be in the store for short period of time, a few days a week so your patience is appreciated.
Thank you for your understanding.
What is the purpose for the valuation?
Do you want to sell it? Or is it for your own records and/or insurance replacement purposes? If you just want to sell, we are licensed second hand dealers here at Chilton's. We buy gold, antique jewellery, diamonds, some gemstones and some silver, depending on the style and condition of the pieces. Please make an appointment to come and see us to see if we are interested in buying your items and bring any paperwork relating to the jewellery that you have with you. There is no charge for us to view an item to see if we are interested in purchasing it (whether we say yes or no). For insurance see below:
Valuations to be used for Insurance as replacement- Written:
Chilton's Antiques are fully qualified NCJV registered valuers and we offer a valuation service in the store. We value all new items made at Chilton's by request and will only do valuations for items made elsewhere that date pre-1980s. For any post-1980s newly made items, we recommend you find the nearest qualified registered valuer at the NCJV website www.ncjv.com.au
There are three different types of valuation certificates:
Probate (Estate division - including divorce)
Insurance (replacement value)
Re-Sale (approximate price an item is worth - based on current market prices)
Items that will be valued at under $1,000 do not generally require a separate valuation certificate/s. Receipts are usually deemed adequate by insurance companies.
We charge a fee per item for insurance valuations not a percentage. We also wont value single item goods with a value higher than $40,000.
* No charge if it was bought from us or made by us.
* Single items $95 INC GST per certificate
* Multiple items $65 INC GST per certificate
Please bring in any relevant paperwork or past valuations or receipts with you. We ask that do you this, as, if there is a discrepancy, we can explain it to you at the time. You are obliged to inform us what the use of the valuation is for, as our valuations are not to be used for commercial purposes such as re sale. If there are any legal disputes pertaining to the goods we need to be informed at the time the appointment is made. As we run a retail shop, we don't have the time to attend court or any legal proceedings on your behalf, so we have the right to refuse to do the valuation. If this is the case we will suggest a different valuer to help you.
We offer a $25 service (for up to 5 items) for a verbal assessment, which does not include anything in writing. Please note: no large, single diamonds will be able to be assesed verbally as they need to be accurately graded and measured (see written valuations). This fee is waived by us if any of the goods are purchased by Chilton's Antiques.
Valuation - House calls:
Chilton's Antiques can come to you to appraise your items if you cannot come to us. However, jewellery will only be valued in the store. If you would like to send us photos of your items to see if we might be interested in purchasing them, please send them to ATT: Liz Stevens 579 Kingsway Miranda NSW 2228 or email them to email@example.com
There is no fee charged for us to have a look at photos.
Chilton's Antiques valuation terms & condition please read below:
Terms and conditions: