Jewellery, from Antique to Modern
From statement pieces to family heirlooms, antique to modern, designer and bespoke – the possibilities are endless and with jewellery so are the values.
At Doerr Dallas we specialise in appraising diamonds, coloured gems and pearls, as well as plain metal pieces. This can include jewellery by designers such as Cartier, Boucheron; Van Cleef & Arpels, Bulgari, Graff, Harry Winston, Tiffany and Boodles.
We are proud of the breadth of industry experience, knowledge and impressive qualifications that our team have between them.
They bring an eclectic mix of expertise in all areas, including modern, period and antique Jewellery.
The general rule of thumb (and in some cases, the law) is that antique or vintage jewellery that has been restored or repaired must still be at least 50 per cent original in order to retain its label of ‘antique’ or ‘vintage’. While most modern jewellery is cast, antique jewellery is always hand made.
Modern jewellery is valued by how much the metal and gemstones are worth separately on the wholesale market.
Antique and vintage jewellery is worth more than the sum of its parts because each piece is unique.
In order to be fully insured, your jewellery needs to be listed separately on your home contents policy with a broker who offers a bespoke policy.
When you need to claim the valuation will provide you with:
- Proof of ownership
- A detailed description of the item
- Proof of value
Without these you may end up with an unfair settlement. We can help.
Our team of industry-recognised specialists at Doerr Dallas works together to offer you an independent service to provide valuations of fine art, antiques, jewellery, watches and classic cars, we also offer a full range of other art-related advisory services.
We offer our clients a personal, professional, friendly, discreet and completely confidential service.
We work closely with leading firms of insurance brokers, insurers, solicitors, wealth managers, private banks and professional advisers to provide an efficient and timely service.
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