Vernon Ward Antique Valuers & Sales

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(+44) 01273 502 097

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All valuations and consultations are by appointment only and are strictly private and confidential.


22 Sunnydale Avenue
East Sussex

Vernon is passionate about his work and in my personal opinion there would be no who I recommend more to sell my jewellery than Vernon

I would like to thank Vernon and his team in selling a collection of inherited fine jewellery with pieces ranging from the 30s until the late 90s . It is always a difficult decision to know where to sell a range of items online ? auction house ? pawnbrokers or local jewellers? I am happy to say Vernon and team excelled . All items were sold within the time frame he allocated and for far greater prices than elsewhere. It was a bespoke service with no difference in service between higher and lower priced items , the commission is way below the going rate and it was a joy to meet Vernon and his team who were welcoming knowledgeable and always on hand to update myself with any changes to the item being sold . Vernon is passionate about his work and in my personal opinion there would be no who I recommend more to sell my jewellery than Vernon .

Alex Morrel, Sussex - November 2023

Honest and straightforward

Excellent honest and straightforward advice from consummate professional who knows the jewellery trade inside out

Sarah Hadwen - January 2023

Get in touch. You really won’t regret it!

Vernon is an absolute gent who clearly cares about the people that come to him and his advice was just brilliant. He was helpful, courteous, engaging, passionate and, quite frankly, a genuine pleasure to speak with. To anyone reading this review, wondering whether or not to get in touch with Vernon, I’d say stop reading this review and please, go do it, get in touch. You really won’t regret it.

Phil Atwwod - Richmond Park, September 2021

I can't thank Vernon enough, and would certainly recommend him to anyone considering the sale of jewellery and antiques.

After trawling the internet for information on the best way to value (and ultimately sell) a number of items of jewellery that were left to me by my late mother, I found myself at a complete impasse - High street jewellers wished to charge a set fee for a valuation on each item, which could easily have exceeded the eventual sale values. Feeling rather lost, I happened across Vernon's website and contact details. Sending a message, resulted in a swift and courteous telephone reply from Vernon. We had an extremely helpful conversation, which left me in no doubt that Vernon's knowledge and expertise would be invaluable in assisting me with the sale of the jewellery. I travelled from Berkshire to Vernon's office on the outskirts of Brighton, and had a delightful meeting with the man himself and his lovely colleague Hayley. During the meeting Vernon was very honest and concise, and I elected to have him sell the jewellery, which he did over the course of the following 10 days. I consider myself very lucky to have happened across Vernon, when other avenues appeared to be unsuitable for my particular situation. I can't thank him enough, and would certainly recommend him to anyone considering the sale of jewellery and antiques.

Alastair Summers, Berkshire August 2021

I can't recommend him highly enough and I will definitely be visiting him again

Having recently inherited some jewellery and with no idea where to start looking at it (is it real, fake, good quality, desirable, saleable, etc), I visited Vernon as part of a pre-arranged, Covid safe, free valuation. I was unsure what to expect for free, but I needn't have worried. Vernon was friendly, very efficient, and the perfect combination of professional and courteous. He quickly sorted the jewellery, provided guidance as to value, some information about styles and age, explained how any sales process would work if warranted (which is very transparent and easy) and all with a general background conversation which left me enthralled and relaxed. As a free valuation service I can't recommend him highly enough and I will definitely be visiting him again when I choose which items I wish to sell.

Kevin Urquhart - June 2021 - West Sussex

I have to say that we are delighted with the service we have received from Vernon Ward, we found him on Google and were impressed by the reviews. But reviews alone don’t tell the whole story. We were looking to have “valued for sale” our collection of gold and diamond bracelets, gold pocket and wrist watches and other items of gold jewellery. Meeting Vernon Ward was an absolute delight. He is personable, professional and very enthusiastic about his vocation of selling jewellery for private individuals. The valuations and prices we received were above other jewellers’ offers, the execution of the sale was faultless and well within the ten days quoted. His commission rate is very reasonable and exactly as quoted. I have already recommended Vernon to friends and will continue to do so. It is rare to find someone who you can empathise with so quickly and frankly, trust implicitly. Highly recommended.

Adrian Wimbush - January 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

I would not hesitate to use Vernon again in the future and highly recommend his services

After trawling the internet for hours trying to find the best way to have my jewellery valued and sold I came across Vernon Ward. Vernons service was fantastic from start to finish. He valued and sold my Gold & pearl Victorian necklace and a gold bangle and kept me fully informed through the whole process. I knew instantly that I had gone to the right person. I would not hesitate to use Vernon again in the future and highly recommend his services.

Sarah Fowler - December 2019

Vintage Diamond Jewellery Sale

"Outstanding diamond sale. I took my vintage diamond jewellery to Vernon who after 3 days of constant and Meticulous research which he did completey for free, re-appaised the values far more accurately than any high street jewelers from the Laines in Brighton to high street jewelers in London I visited. I did not hesitate to go through Vernon where all business was conducted to the letter,very professionaly and private. Having gone to high street jewelers I would highly recommended going to a professional who knows exactly what he's talking about with many years of experience. (Vernon Ward) A personal one to one service! Having my mothers jewellery which is very sentimental Vernon was the only person who looked after me with compassion and understanding and not for financial gain. He encouraged me not to rush in to anything which is so rare in todays modern world. Which gave me total piece of mind when conducting my business with him from start to finish. Thank you Vernon"

Tracey - Brighton. September 2018

His honesty is amazing, showing us that previous valuations were below current market value

We recently visited this gentleman, for a valuation on an antique Tiffany platinum and diamond ring after receiving poor service from various jewellers. Mr Ward fully researched the item, free of charge, keeping us fully informed throughout the entire process. He not only found us a buyer for the item, he also researched and valued another ruby and diamond ring, again free of charge. His honesty is amazing, showing us that previous valuations were below current market value. Vernon made us feel comfortable, reassured and we would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone, we shall certainly utilising his services again.

Penelope Doeg - February 2020

No hidden charges

I had Georgian gold and diamond jewellery to sell and ruby and diamond earrings and other items and was delighted with the sale results achieved by Vernon. With no hidden charges! I may add that I chose Vernon because auction fees would have reduced the overall sale dramatically. An extremely professional and private service from Vernon and I would totally recommend him.

Andrew C - 15 May 2019

First class service Vernon offers registered post as well

Having a range of gold american coins gold soverigns including a diamond omega watch together with gold antique jewellery,i delivered these to Vernon who over a three day period researched all of this items at no charge.Vernon and his wife have strict goverment guidlines in place in their office seperate from their home and i felt completely safe due to covide 19.His attention to detail was faultless and in these troublesome times we where extremely fortunate to visit vernon. Our sincere thanks for all your efforts we would totally recommend anyone wishing to sell their unwanted gold antique jewellery gold coins ect to visit Vernon.First class service start to finish.

Joanne G - May 2020

I have already posted a review of the excellent service Vernon offers elsewhere but what I did not mention, which is very pertinent in these days of Coronavirus, is that transactions have been done purely by post. Post the items to him and Vernon will catalogue, estimate their value and post all the documentation, as he did with us including the contract of sale and sale notice. He then sent the cash through the post. It was a first for me as I did not realise that valuables by post, including cash, are insured for £2,500 and can be increased up to £10,000. As I have said before Vernon offers a fabulous service, now even more relevant in these troubled times

Adrian Wimbush - April 2020

Exceptional, personal service, with no rush or pressure to sell

"I had a collection of gold antique jewellery, which included diamond gold rings, gold antique brooches, gold watches and silver vintage jewellery which I took to Vernon to research. His research was very thorough and carried out with no charge, for which I am grateful. Vernon gives an exceptional, personal service, with no rush or pressure to sell. He was happy to sell part of the collection and to give me time to think about the rest. I would thoroughly recommend Vernon - a lovely man, a true professional."

Bridgette V, Sussex - November 2019

French Gold Jewellery Sale

"My daughter-in-law, living in France, chose Vernon over local French valuers to estimate and sell a collection of French gold jewellery. This consisted of gold chains, gold rings, bangles and gold pocket watches. We met with Vernon, who was most helpful and chose to instruct him to dispose of all that he considered worthwhile. I am very pleased to say that the results exceeded our expectations, and we have no hesitation in recommending his exceptional level of service. "

Christina E -June 2019

Excellent service

Vernon has been amazing we have a unique piece of silver we needed valued he has gone out of his way to help and advise us. We had contacted big auction houses who were rude and not interested can't recommend vernon enough.

Samual - January 2022

A very pleasurable experience, and clearly he is an individual with very high standards

Selling some miscellaneous pieces of silver, jewellery etc., through Vernon Ward has been a very pleasurable experience, and clearly he is an individual with very high standards. My husband and I were impressed because although the values might be considered modest, the care and attention paid to us throughout the whole process was second to none. It puts to shame those larger enterprises that we have dealt with in the past, whose employees could do with a course in client relationships. At the end of the day Vernon managed to achieve a higher price for the various pieces than we had anticipated. We wish him well for the future.

Isabel Comens, Brighton - December 2022