JEWELLERY MANUFACTURED BY DESIGN GOLD ARE INDEPENDENTLY AUTHENTICATED
All of our jewellery priced at over $3000 are authenticated, valued and certified by an independent Australian gemologist and valuer registered with the National Council of Jewellery Valuers (NCJV).
To avoid any conflict of interest it is vital that your precious jewellery valued by an independent third party therefore we do not conduct in-house valuations. Our valuers are completely independent from us and do not trade or have corporate alliances with DESIGN GOLD. This means your jewellery will receive an unbiased valuation based on the highest industry standards utilising state of the art technology. You can therefore have 100% trust and confidence in the valuation carried out on your jewellery.
We use independent valuers who are registered with the National Council of Jewellery Valuers and who are members of the Gemological Association of Australia. They are bound by a strict Code of Ethics that protects consumers and are required to uphold a high standard of quality when-conducting their valuations. Members of the NCJV must have accredited training in all the key areas of gemological study, gemstone grading and the detection of synthetic gemstones.
In addition to providing you with peace of mind, an independent valuation certificate ensures that in the case of loss, theft, or damage your insurance company will give you an equal replacement of your item. The more information contained in the valuation, you will have a better chance of receiving the exact replacement in the event of loss, theft or damage. For this reason, our independent valuation certificates contain the following key information:
- an accurate and complete description of the item being valued;
-description of the precious metal (s) used in the jewellery and its weight;
- the shape, carat weight, colour, clarity, and measurements of the centre diamond;
- details of any smaller diamonds on the item including quantity, measurements and carat weight;
- the name of the independent laboratory certification, report number and certification date;
- the total estimated retail replacement value; and
-details of engraving (if any).