Testimonials: Jewellery & Antique Valuations and Sales

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Fabulous research of family heirlooms

We had a large collection of important pieces and were wondering where to start with valuation with a view to sale. Vernon listened to our dilemma and explained that with such pieces all would need researching thoroughly as a first step before a private sale. Vernon carried out magnificent research on these items which took a whole week of his time and at no charge! We were amazed by this but he had set himself the task and he kept his word. His findings were completed and were faultless (having had dealings with auction houses in the past, where we have sold similar pieces, no such research was undertaken and in such detail as that carried out by Vernon). The report from Vernon crystallised our thinking and enabled us to make a decision on keeping or selling part or all of the collection. The service my husband and I received was invaluable and I don’t know of any professional body of experts who would have undertaken such a research task without a fee. Thank you so much!

Sarah

Great to deal with

I contacted Vernon about a watch I have, I wasn't sure if I wanted to keep hold of it or not, he was so helpful in finding out about it for me and although I decided to keep it he was still so eager to help. His communication was excellent and was so easy to talk to and friendly. I would definitely go to him again with any antique queries.

Abbie

Exceptional Service

After Vernon successfully sold some antique silverware for me some years ago, I returned to him to have my jewellery and gold coins valued and I must say that his valuations on these items were far higher than the previous quotes I'd been given. His knowledge was exceptional and he was very generous with his time which he gave freely. It's not everyday that you come across someone in this field who is so genuine and ethical in their approach and I would thoroughly recommend his services.

David

Professional appraisal

Vernon visited our house and gave a realistic, clear and professional appraisal of the contents for insurance purposes, for no charge. We're happy to recommend his services.

Piers

Excellent Service

I emailed Vernon on Monday with some pictures of jewellery that I wanted valued. He promptly contacted me and was able to give me an approximate valuation over the phone, advice on insurance and advice on whether or not to sell. What I most liked, was the fact that he spoke about the pieces in terms of their worth as items of jewellery and not just their 'weight in gold'. His advice was not motivated by 'making a sale'' (he actually advised that I may want to hold on to one of the items due to sentimental value) and I have arranged to visit his office in a few weeks so that he can view the pieces. Vernon also went the extra mile on his day off and called me back to confirm the price of one of my items. This was all for FREE!! I'm pretty sure you would be hard pushed to get such service elsewhere. I would recommend Vernon whole heartedly.

Anjeen

This was by any standard an exceptional service

I contacted Vernon to ask whether he might be able to value a painting for me. He called back and advised he was going to forward the photos I had sent onto a specialist who was better versed with the subject matter. Vernon contacted me promptly and confirmed what the specialist had advised. All this took a matter of days only, with no costs for Vernon's time, or that of his contact. This was by any standard an exceptional service, for which I was most grateful. I thoroughly recommend Vernon to anybody who might be looking for a professional valuation, carried out in a professional and friendly manner.

C Hamilton

Thoroughly pleasant experience and I would highly recommend him

I visited Vernon from a recommendation after visiting several local and a couple of London based jewellers. I planned to get a valuation for some gold and diamond jewellery that I had for some time. I decided to sell which Vernon managed on my behalf for a very reasonable percentage which meant I got the best possible price. I was informed that this could take up to 10 days and I received payment well within that time. Vernon was friendly, COVID compliant and kept me well informed. Thoroughly pleasant experience and I would highly recommend him.

P Harvey

Another 5 stars for Vernon!

Thank you Vernon for your recent guidance and advice in valuing our families antique gold and diamond jewellery. Your friendly and knowledgeable service coupled with timely advice saved us much unnecessary expense and wasted time. Very satisfied and would recommend. Thank you

Graham Hubbbard December 2020

Couldn't have been more delighted

Living in London we were in something of a dilemma as to whom we would consider to be a professional expert on jewellery ,silver and fine antiques.We came across Vernon and couldn't have been more delighted with the service friendliness and expertise provided by him and his team for the valuation and sale of our unwanted inherited items . His attention throughout was exemplary. We would certainly recommend.

Carol Holmes - December 2020

Impeccable, personal service

I have just concluded a sale with Vernon and I highly recommend this professional service with a personal touch. I was concerned that Covid would delay the valuation/sale of my items but by using recorded delivery the whole process has been swift and secure. I was initially very worried about sending my gold jewellery via the post but it arrived safely with Vernon and the rest of our business was conveyed efficiently via the post. Vernon stayed in touch throughout the process and achieved a brilliant sale for me. It was a pleasure doing business.

Anjeen, London - January 2021

Free Valuation

I had been left some jewellery from a relative ,and wondered what it’s value might be , and I came across Vernon ward Antique valuers on line . So I sent photos to him and he was very helpful and kind to do a free valuation for me , and tell me over the phone personally . Thankyou Vernon

Jo. From Ascot - 28th January 2021

Absolutely wonderful kind man

Vernon is an absolutely wonderful kind man who helped me free of charge to value a victorian desk prior to me selling it. With no charge at all, he researched the item, looked closely at photos I sent and asked some contacts for a second opinion also. What a lovely chap. Throughly recommend.

Victoria Smart - January 2021

Outstanding 5 star knowledge and service

I recently got in touch with Vernon regarding a valuation of a watch in my possession. I did not have much luck researching the watch myself and Vernon got back to me within a couple days with some really great, enlightening information. He was professional, friendly and gave fantastic service, for which I am extremely grateful. It is clear that Vernon is incredibly knowledgeable but also passionate about what he does and its evident he cares for his customers as he spent hours researching my watch over the weekend. I cant thank him enough and would highly recommend Vernon's services.

George Ferguson - March 2021

Professional, friendly service

Vernon has the exceptional quality of being honest in his appraisal and taking the time to give you the best result. His many years experience in the world of antiques is invaluable. His friendly approach and personality makes you feel at ease. I recommend them.

D Sutt - March 2021

Outstanding 5 star knowledge and service

I recently got in touch with Vernon regarding a valuation of a watch in my possession. I did not have much luck researching the watch myself and Vernon got back to me within a couple days with some really great, enlightening information. He was professional, friendly and gave fantastic service, for which I am extremely grateful. It is clear that Vernon is incredibly knowledgeable but also passionate about what he does and its evident he cares for his customers as he spent hours researching my watch over the weekend. I cant thank him enough and would highly recommend Vernon's services.

George F

I have no hesitation in recommending him and his services

I recently contacted Vernon to value some of my father's antiques. He was very helpful and went out of his way to guide me as to the best course of action. In light of this, I have no hesitation in recommending him and his services

Roy Aaronson

Friendly, knowledgeable and helpful

Friendly, knowledgeable and helpful in valuing an old family heirloom. Much appreciated Vernon many thanks!

Mark Turpin

Very glad we came here

Really nice guy, and assistant, who we went with my Mother & Brother to have possessions of my late Grandmother valued. Courtious, genuinely friendly, well informed & professional - you could see the interest and the passion in his work; far from being a dry antiquarian or money-oriented businessman it was clear he is a real human being doing what he loves. Absolutely no selling of his services at all; he was happy to look through allot of stuff to give a free appraisal and valuation, outlining all the options to selling them, very impartially I have to say, and he gave us his brochure saying he would happily help us sell them if we wish. All in all I would certainly come to him as a first port of call for valuations and disposal of high value peices. By far the most important qualities in his profession has to be integrity, honesty, and trustworthiness and for all these he scores top marks.

Aaron - April 2021

Highly recommended

Vernon Ward responded very promptly and courteously to my initial enquiry. After several phone conversations to discuss our various items we arranged a convenient time to visit us, in line with the Covid guidelines at that time. He visited with his Secretary on time, as arranged. Vernon gave us his expert opinion and advice regarding valuations of our items, which was on a free of charge basis. His Secretary was also able to give us useful advice. He has carried out research on one particular unusual item on our behalf. Vernon was polite, courteous and used his substantial professional experience and knowledge gained over many years in the business and is highly recommended.

Peter W - September 2021

Completely charming and very helpful

We needed a valuation carried out and I contacted them. Vernon was completely charming and very helpful. He agreed to do some research and this is being carried out completely free of charge. I would thoroughly recommend this establishment.

Doreen Bevan