Rising Inflation leads to a worrying increase in underinsurance
Underinsurance is increasing due to rising prices and inflation, according to one of Britain’s top valuers, Tim Belson, CEO of Prestige Valuations
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Time to check watch valuations
Tim Belson, of Prestige Valuations, says the skyrocketing value of some luxury watches can cause a problem for insurance brokers but solutions are at hand to keep cover at the right amount.
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Over the jewellery counter insight on underinsurance
Underinsurance of jewellery and other valuables is a major problem, but it’s also a hidden problem, one that catches many people unawares.
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Rhodium: The Intriguing Precious Metal
Precious metals like gold and silver have always captured the attention of jewellery lovers and designers since ages. Even from the investment point of view, these metals have sought interest. But soon precious metal platinum too started attracting attention...
Sotheby's unveil The Pink Star Diamond
Today Sotheby's unveiled The Pink Star: the largest Internally Flawless, Fancy Vivid pink diamond ever graded by the GIA. Weighing 59.60 carats, it is the most valuable cut diamond ever offered at auction, estimated to sell for more than $60 million (£48.3 million) when it is auctioned at Sotheby's in Hong Kong on April 4. The current world record holder is the Oppenheimer Blue diamond, which sold for..
Going away for the weekend?
Louis Vuitton is iconic for luggage. His flat bottomed trunks with trianon canvas were lightweight and airtight and could be stacked. The example shown is a 1930s...
Pandora declares 2017 Year of the Consumer
The switch in focus follows the success of the brand’s promotion of its rings in 2015, and earrings in 2016. As products now perform well across the board, with charms...
Fair Trade Gold
Gold is a symbol of love, power and wealth the world-over. But look behind the glitz and the reality is not so glamorous. Ninety per cent of the labour force involved in gold mining is...
Rolex prices increases
Rolex has introduced a global price increase that came into effect on Monday. In the UK retailers have reported that the average price increase is equivalent to about 7%, and it has been...
The Broker's Perspective
Why should the client pay a valuer 1% of the item value, just to have the receipt/invoice or valuation updated to satisfy their Insurers? The same applies to a Certificated Diamond ring (GIA/HRD) bought from say Tiffany's...
Harrods present rare diamond
The 228.31-carat gem is referred by its owner, who chose to remain anonymous, as the "Harrods Diamond" and has been kept secret in the Knightsbridge store's safe deposit until now...
Show your love for each other - and the planet - with an environmentally-friendly engagement ring
It is the most romantic month of year and thousands are set to get down on one knee and propose this Valentine’s Day. The engagement ring now has an extra special meaning for many couples ...
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Prestige Valuations launches new jewellery and diamond valuation tool
Hatton Garden-based Prestige Valuations has launched a new tool that can find the replacement value of any item of jewellery.
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G.O.A.T: The Casual Elegance of the Patek Philippe Aquanaut
A s we continue to obsess over the Greatest of All Time (or 'G.O.A.T.', in contemporary culture) in the watch world, we inevitably turn to Patek Philippe. Our focus today is on the Aquanaut, a watch whose place has been irreversibly cemented in the canon of great watches...
Tips To Buy Diamond Engagement Ring
Buying an engagement ring can be tricky. You need to select the best design. You have to decide on the metal to be used to craft the ring. If you want the ring to be in gold, then you have to choose the colour of gold – yellow, white or rose. And most importantly, you need to finalise the quality of the centre diamond and the diamonds around it. We are here to guide you with the tips of buying a diamond engagement ring...
New Rolex Watches from Baselworld 2017
Luxury watches are the finest timepieces for the discerning people with expensive tastes. A luxury watch is a collector's item, something that is passed down. It symbolises something personal, something special...
How the current market value of Jewellery and expensive watches affects the value of your own luxury watches and jewellery ?
Owning luxury watches and jewellery is a matter of great pride for sure. At the same time it is important to get right jewellery and watch valuation done so that in case of an unprecedented event of theft, loss or damage, right amount of compensation claim can be done..
Pictures of matchstick men and you
Going to the Match - in 1999 the original was bought by the Professional Footballers' Association for £1.9 million...
Ralph Lauren adds new designs
New chains added to the range include a cuff, available in 18ct rose gold, new single-bangles, designed for stacking with the ranges ID wrap bracelets...
Period jewellery soars 80%
Period and designer jewellery has grown more in value than the housing market, according to the ONS, making jewellery re-valuations highly advisable...
Markets reeling from Brexit
The financial market was reeling after Britain voted to leave the European Union in the referendum on June 23. A fall of the pound against the dollar rate means a rise for the diamond price...