Understanding Values

In trying to assess the value of your jewellery you may find the following of interest

1a) A New Replacement Value of your piece Is the price you would pay for your item in a retail situation. For example a Retail Jewellery shop situated on a main High St or modern Shopping Mall Consider this 100%

b) New replacement values are arrived at considering the intrinsic value of a piece workmanship labour costs and added tax (VAT) and add on the cost of keeping a High St shop fitting it stocking it staffing it and insuring it. So the high Street needs the 100% price to offer their customers choice and service

2) The Sale Between Parties This value would be placed on a piece should you wish to make a private sale to an individual and would represent Circa 60% of the retail price. Offering the seller a better price and the buyer a better buy.

3) Sale at Auction This price would normally be between 20% 30% of the retail value. Remembering also that an auction will charge varying commissions. Around 25%

4a) Probate or Executary Value would be the price calculated at date of death and could be 20% or less of the retail value.

4b) Selling Your Piece However when you come to sell your item that is where the difference in values occurs. and the seller should try to realise this when presenting goods for sale.