The Valuation Process
The Valuation Process:
A total of 3 different conclusive test results are required to confirm the identification of a gemstone.
There are 4 main tests performed to reach a conclusion:
Specific Gravity (if the stone is unset)
Ultra Violet Light reaction
The records are kept on file for 7 years.
More photographs are taken than those shown on each certificate and kept as a service to my clients, in case of loss or damage and replacement is required. The photographs are not taken only to make the items look pretty, they are also to show how the item has been constructed.
I make these photographs available, with the owner's permission, to Police or Jewellers for identification or replacement.