The Importance of Re-valuation

The Importance of Re-valuation

  Howard Carter at jeweller Cellini explains the importance of re-valuation

 Now we’ve got your attention, please do not be alarmed – we’re not going to involve ourselves in the debate over which of the numerous companies that have sprung up in the last 5/6 years or so, are honest traders.  However, there’s an underlying reason why these companies are all competing madly to acquire your scrap gold, platinum and silver.

Consider the recent market prices per troy ounce of precious metals: -





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January 2012





This unprecedented rise in precious metal prices, together with a significant increase in the prices of fine gemstones/diamonds, is primarily due to the current lack of global confidence in world currencies/stock markets. Many investors are turning to these tangible commodities as an alternative source for attractive returns.

These factors have impacted significantly upon current prices – leaving many people underinsured and unaware that they’d be unable to replace their jewellery and silverware for the sums currently specified in their policies. 



18ct two colour gold    3 ounce bracelet

2.50ct diamond solitaire ring in platinum

Pr 4x stone 6.00ct diamond ear-pendants

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Are you underinsured?

As can be clearly seen, jewellery values rarely reflect the prevailing rate of inflation and we would, therefore, urge all our clients to consider a re-valuation of their jewellery and silverware collections.  We can recommend registered valuers who can offer home visits and who don’t charge on a percentage fee of the value.

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Matthew Mullee

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