For all your Jewellery Valuation Needs

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C J Burchell a Jewelry Appraiser. For all your Jewellery Valuation needs

About C J Burchell Jewellery Valuations

About C J Burchell


Carma is the third generation in a  family jewellery business.

A registered Jewellery Valuer, Gemmologist coloured stone and Diamond grader, 

with a over seventeen years valuing experience locally and in Sydney, she has seen some of the finest pieces master craftsmen have made. 

Carma started working at  fourteen in her grand fathers shop W.E.Burchell PTY LTD (est 1922) 

providing the frame work of knowledge and experience needed to become proficient with ascertaining the quality a identification of various styles and techniques in the jewellery industry. Inherited knowledge has been blended with the newer qualifications the industry has developed, creating a unique knowledge base from which to draw upon.

 Carma's  Grandfather was a Jeweller and clock maker, Carma's  father has over sixty years experience with watches, clocks and jewellery.

Carma's brother Hamish is a Master Jeweller and hand engraver, and her mother Norma has a lifetime of experience with a passion for pearl threading and has been in the retail jewellery industry.


We value your treasures


Q: What other types of valuations can be done?

 Retail replacement. 

Estate division.

 fair market value.


 Divorce settlement / legal purposes. Private sale. 

Industry associated issues.

 Technical identification.

 Forced sale. 

Non forced sale. 

 Second hand and Antique. Superannuation.


Quality Appraisal / Technical Merit Reports 

 can also be  produced to identify pieces without a price.

Gemstone identification is also available

Upon take in I am happy to separate the valuable pieces from the rest.

Qualifications and Associations


 Current qualifications.

 Diploma of Gemmology,

 Diploma of Diamond Technology,

 Certificates in. 

Practical diamond grading,

Jewellery consultants course, 

Jewellery and gemstone valuation,

 Synthetics and gemmology update, 

Stone setting.

 World Of Colour Grading system.

Annual trips to Lightning Ridge.

 Registered with.

The National Council of Jewellery Valuers ,N559 Gemmological Association of Australia. 

Third generation  in the jewellery industry

Over seventeen years continuous valuing  experience.

 Registered with

The National Council of Jewellery Valuers ,N559.

and the 

Gemmological Institute of Australia


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What to look for when having your jewellery valued ?

Look For an N.C.J.V registered valuer!

Q:  Why do I Need to have my jewellery valued? 

A: Your important pieces of jewellery need to be protected against loss, theft, and accident by insurance. The trauma of a burglary or  other unforeseen disaster is compounded when insurance will only cover a small percentage of your precious treasures.

Alternatively you may need an estate valuation, or a divorce settlement, or a quick fire sale Auction reserve price.

Q: Why use a registered Valuer ?

A: Registered valuers have years of experience in the jewellery trade, and have undergone studies in the fields of Gemmology, Diamond grading, Diamond Technology, and jewellery valuing in order to gain Government recognised Diplomas,Insurance  and Registration with the Valuers council. 

Their qualifications are the only ones recognised by the Gemmological association of Australia, and the Insurance council of Australia. Registered Valuers must attend seminars and regular update courses to maintain registration and be equipped to place an accurate value on your jewellery.

Q: How often should valuations be done?

A: It Is important that you have your items updated every two or three years. 

To ensure that you will be able to replace them in the event of loss if prices increase.

To ensure that you are not paying excessive premiums if prices decrease.

To note any wear and tear that needs repairing, we also clean your jewellery for you . 


Q: Why is there a cost for performing a valuation?

Isn't it just a matter of looking at the piece and guessing as price? 

A: NO!  (if I was that psychic I would have won lotto by now).

The valuation is done from a scientific approach,  using the latest technology in testing equipment and procedures, current tabulations of precious and semi-precious gemstones and diamonds. Combined with  a strong knowledge of the manufacturing techniques used in the various markets from antique, imported, and today's local jewellery construction.

 The valuation is performed after your jewellery has received a clean and a comprehensive inspection. You will then receive a valuation certificate featuring a full description of your jewellery, including gram and carat weights, the identification of the type of stones colour clarity and cut. Manufacturing techniques, a colour photo to help identify your pieces and it's current financial value, for the function an purpose required. 

Q: I am not sure what I've got and if it is worth valuing?

Please bring everything in and at the point of  "take in " I can sort out the valuable pieces from the rest, and narrow down what needs to be valued ,the function and the purpose.

We have a take in form with a brief description of the items to be identified, the function an purpose of the valuation, the terms and conditions linking to the valuation document, in triplicate, and a copy for you to have as a reference document.

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The importance of jewellery Valuation

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