Testimonials: Jewellery & Antique Valuations and Sales

Please note that all five star reviews shown on this website are direct from the author(s). Vernon holds all names and addresses, which are retained on file as proof to the pedigree and authenticity of each review posted by satisfied clients past and present and are available on request.

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"My husband and I who wished to simplify our lives called in Vernon Ward to assist in the sale of lifetime heirlooms. Vernon acted very professionally on our behalf in disposing of our quality jewellery, antiques, furniture etc. Through the whole procedure he kept us informed of his progress. This helped an elderly couple have peace of mind and Vernon achieved a very successful outcome with no stress and no auction charges. We would recommend him for his personal service."

17/03/2014 by Penelope Wright

Good price without the usual charges of an auction house

"I first met Vernon at one of his road shows and was impressed by his knowledge, enthusiasm and professionalism. I had a small amount of gold and silver which I wished to sell privately and Vernon was able to get me a good price without the usual charges of an auction house. I would thoroughly recommend using him."

25/02/2014 by Fiona Honey

Vernon was knowledgeable, likeable, honest, and straightforward

"Vernon was recommended to me by a good friend when we were looking to sell off some family jewellery and silver and heirlooms. He could not have been more helpful and provided an outstanding service from the first phone call to the close out of the transaction. Knowledgeable, likeable, honest, and straightforward, Vernon's whole approach was very professional and undoubtedly saved me a very considerable sum in auction house fees and related charges. I would have absolutely no hesitation in using his services again and would strongly recommend him to anyone looking for a personal and very high quality service. Air Vice-Marshal Bob Judson"

28/09/2013 by Bob Judson

With his modest percentage we did much better than at an auction house

"Although, after valuation, our items did not turn out to be very valuable, Vernon gave us as much attention and service as if they had been. With his modest percentage we did much better than at an auction house."

27/09/2013 by Geoffrey Webb

Extremely professional in all aspects and kept in close contact throughout the negotiation

"Vernon was recommended to me by a close friend who had previously instructed him to sell some high value antiques and jewellery which she wished to do privately. Finding myself in a similar position of wanting to discreetly sell some valuable heirlooms I contacted Vernon. My previous experience with London sale rooms had been disastrous! I visited Vernon at his home office and needless to say was delighted with the outcome. He was extremely professional in all aspects and kept in close contact throughout the period of negotiation.His courtesy and discretion in my opinion were unparalleled. Vernon achieved top estimates in all that I instructed him to sell and I could not have been any happier with the results. I could not recommend Vernon more highly and will definitely be using his services again. I only wish I had been put in contact with him earlier."

27/03/2013 by the Honourable Clairewalford

I could not recommend Vernon more highly

"Following a recommendation I decided to visit Vernon at his road show at the half moon pub in Plumpton. I took a small collection of valuable antiques including jewellery. Having had previous bad experiences with other valuers and auction houses I could not recommend Vernon more highly. He was extremely professional and knowledgeable. His manner was both charming and friendly and I would always use him again should I need any further valuations."

15/03/2013 by the Honourable Clairewalford

Compared to other auction houses I have had dealings with there was no comparison

"After visiting Vernon at his antiques road show, i instructed Vernon to sell important works of art. I was delighted with the final outcome. he kept me informed throughout the 10 day negotiating period and I would have no hesitation in recommending to my circle of friends. Compared to other auction houses I have had dealings with there was no comparison to what Vernon achieved for me financially and his overall manner and attention to detail I have never experienced before."

08/03/2013 by Honourable Clairewalford

Valued at a significantly higher price than the auction -Very pleased with the prices realised.

"After approaching two auction houses with a view to selling some fine jewellery and two paintings which I inherited I contacted Vernon Ward. He valued them at a significantly higher price than the auction estimates and I decided to put them in his hands for sale. I was very pleased with the prices realised. Vernon kept me informed throughout the process and I was impressed with both his professionalism and the low commission rates."

06/02/2013 by pentangle

Would thoroughly recommend Vernon

"We instructed Vernon Ward to locate private buyers for various items we wished to dispose of including paintings and silverware. Vernon provided excellent customer service, conduct and care and acting with discretion to locating buyers on our behalf. We would thoroughly recommend Vernon to anyone wishing to dispose of items of value."

27/12/2012 by JBacon

Professional and extremely knowledgeable

"We used the valuation services of Vernon Ward for the first time this year. We were provided with a professional and extremely knowledgeable service throughout the valuation process and would have no hesitation in recommending the services of Vernon Ward."

22/08/2012 by Sue Major

Polite professional man who delivers what he promises

"We have used Vernon-Ward on a number of occasions to assist clients with the appraisal and sale of valuable antiquities and complete house sales for UK and overseas vendors. We have found Vernon-Ward to be a polite professional man who delivers what he promises."

Spencer Turner, Partner Spencer & Leigh Estate Agents. 16/08/2012

I visited Vernon at his home office and needless to say was delighted with the outcome

"Vernon was recommended to me by a close friend who had previously instructed him to sell some high value antiques and jewellery which she wished to do privately.Finding myself in a similar position of wanting to discreetly sell some valuable heirlooms I contacted Vernon. My previous experience with London sale rooms had been disastrous! I visited Vernon at his home office and needless to say was delighted with the outcome. He was extremely professional in all aspects and kept in close contact throughout the period of negotiation.His courtesy and discretion in my opinion were unparalleled.Vernon achieved top estimates in all that I instructed him to sell and I could not have been any happier with the results.I could not recommend Vernon more highly and will definitely be using his services again. I only wish I had been put in contact with him earlier."

The Honourable Mrs C E Walford

Antiques valuation days

"I can confirm that Vernon Ward conducted two antiques valuation days at our pub, The Horns Lodge in South Chailey on Sunday December 4th 2011 and Sunday 12th February 2012. These events were successful in both raising funds for our chosen charity, St Peter and St James Hospice, and increasing customer to the pub. Both Vernon and his wife attended the events and were entirely professional in their dealings with the customers and I would recommend such an event as an interesting and unusual way to raise funds for charity and raise the profile of the business."

Mike Lethem Owner of Horns Lodge Inn

I will have no hesitation in recommending Vernon to family and friends

"As I was the purchaser of the fine eighteenth century porcelain and not the vendor, and as such you were not working on my behalf, this letter of thanks may seem a little unusual. However, one so rarely finds such excellent service in terms of efficiency, discretion and absolute trustworthiness that I felt it could not go unremarked. Over the three days our business was transacted your manner was always helpful and your resourcefulness of the highest standard. During this time a situation which looked impossible to resolve, without considerable time and lengthy travel, was skillfully guided by you to a mutually satisfactory conclusion. I will have no hesitation in recommending you to family and friends and look forward to doing business with you again."

Mr J Basford

Vernon was able sell everything for us very satisfactorily within ten days!

"How fortunate that I should go to your Road Show at Punnetts Town and make your acquaintance. I had been storing an assortment of articles for my son and he decided that he wished to sell them. Among the items were silver pieces, pictures, china and oriental artefacts. I had called in two leading auctioneers to give me a valuation and their terms of business. We decided to sell privately through you and were delighted that you were able to sell everything for us very satisfactorily within ten days! We did not have the hassle of an auction and the incumbent expenses and fees. Thank you for all your help. I shall tell my friends and doubtless we shall meet again."

Mrs Patricia Kornitzer

Immensely impressed with Vernon's professionalism and expert knowledge

"I attended The Vernon Ward Antique Road Show with some fine jewelry and silver I wanted valuing. I was immensely impressed with Vernon's professionalism and expert knowledge. Furthermore, I found it a refreshing experience dealing with Vernon. Eventually, I agreed to let Vernon sell my articles and he obtained an excellent price. I heartily commend anyone who is contemplating selling any antiques to deal through Vernon because you will end up with a much higher price than going through the auction process."

Peter L Mitchell, Epson, Surrey

Amazing, wonderful, fantastic!

"When selling the family silver, important antiques, jewellery and art, from my aristocratic and well-known family; we required a discreet private sale. After a great amount of research and searching the internet for dealers and auctioneers, we found the phenomenal agent Vernon Ward. After initial meetings, we instructed Vernon to sell our immense array of family heirlooms. Vernon is a real pleasure and wonderful to work with, his knowledge is outstanding, he exceeded our expectations by a long shot. I cannot recommend Vernon enough; his personality and knowledge are second to none. We will most certainly be doing business again, I wouldn’t ever contemplate using anyone else."

Name not shown for client confidentiality - April 2018


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