Links and Credits

Links to valuation and gemmology websites

Other Jewellery Valuers

Jewellery Appraisers of the World is a directory of accredited and verified Jewellery Valuers and Appraisers worldwide, including the UK, and would be a good place to start looking for a Valuer in your area. However, listed below are some that we have had a long association with.

England:
For jewellery valuation in Torquay, Exeter, Plymouth and Devon areas we highly recommend Independent Appraiser, Michael Inkpen FGA, FIRV, a highly experienced and knowledgeable professional.

For a jewellery valuer in Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool and Preston areas, Georgina Deer FGA, DGA, FIRV of Valuation Services UK Ltd is the person to contact.

Ireland:
Padraic Lavin FGA is Ireland's foremost valuer and gemmologist. For jewellery valuation in Ireland we recommend his excellent service.

USA:
We recommend for jewellery appraisal in San Diego, California, Thom Underwood GG, GA, CSM of the San Diego Gem Lab. A very experienced appraiser and lecturer.

For jewellery appraisal in Albany and Saratoga Springs, New York, we recommend James Naughter GG, of the A&A Gem Lab. James is a highly respected Appraiser and owns one of the few AGA Certified Gem Labs in the USA.

Image Credits

All images on our website have been either taken by us or are loyalty-paid stock photos, except:

Perth at night - Michael White, Perth.
Edinburgh Castle at night - Andy Dean, Glenrothes.
Aberdeen at night - David Flett, London.
Some of the jewellery images - Jeff Alinson GG, McLean, USA.
Images of Adrian and the office - Fraser Band Photograpy, Perth

Associations

Adrian Smith is a member of all of the following jewellery, appraisal and gemmology organisations
The Institute of Registered Valuers is the principal governing body for jewellery valuers in the UK.

The Association of Independent Jewellery Valuers is the only organisation in the world solely devoted to truly independent valuers. Founded by Adrian Smith, this international association promotes the benefits of using a valuer who is totally independent. The AIJV jewellery blog gives consumer advice of appraisal issues.

The National Association of Jewellers is the main trade association for retail jewellers in the UK. The Institute of Registered Valuers (Formerly known as the Registered Valuers Scheme), is administrated by the NAJ .

The Scottish Gemmological Association is an extremely active association and hosts the largest gemmological conference in the UK. Regular meetings throughout the year aimed at all levels of interest - from the hobbyist to the academic.

The Gemmological Association of Great Britain. The Gem-A is it is now known was the first gemmological association in the world. The FGA qualification is a most highly respected trade qualification and is administrated by this association.


The National Association of Jewelry Appraisers - The largest membership association in the USA, specialising exclusively in gem and jewellery appraising and related appraisal issues. It offers education and networking opportunities with knowledgeable appraisal professionals.

The Accredited Gemologists Association - A nonprofit organization dedicated to Gemological Education & Research, Identification & Evaluation of Gem Materials, Development of Professional Standards of Analysis, Practice & Ethics.

As Independent Valuers, we feel it inappropriate to recommend jewellers that you should buy from, so we do not include jewellers on our links page. Luckily, Scotland is blessed with some very talented and enthusiastic jewellers, we hope you will have fun searching them out.