About Surety Valuations
Scotland's jewellery valuation service
Surety Valuations is owned and operated by Adrian S Smith FGA, FJVA. This award-winning independent jewellery appraisal practice offers a same-day or while-you-wait valuations for private clients from its office in Perth. Service is also available through some of Scotland's most eminent jewellers.
- Award-winning valuer
- Fully qualified
- Highly experienced
- No buying, selling or brokering
This appraisal practice is unusual in the UK, as the business is focused exclusively on preparing appraisal and valuation reports for jewellery, diamonds, gemstones and pearls.
They do not buy and sell jewellery or accept commision payments from Jewellers, Insurance Companies, Brokers, Lawyers or any other associated industries. In adopting this stance they remain totally independent, unbiased and objective.
Professional service. Adrian was clear & upfront about all aspects of his work.
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Qualifications & Accreditations
Awards - Institute of Registered Valuers David Wilkins Award - 2010. Awarded for having "demonstrated outstanding expertise, dedication and service in respect of jewellery valuation for the trade and members of the public."
Professional Qualifications - Fellowship Diploma of the Gemmological Association of Great Britain D6446, 1986.
National Association of Goldsmiths Retail Jewellers' Diploma D3336, 1985 (Distinction).
Fellow of the Jewellery Valuers Association, registered No. 20111.
Senior Accredited Gemmologist with the Accredited Gemmologist Association.
Professional Affiliations (British) - Association of Independent Jewellery Valuers
Jewellery Valuers Association
Gemmological Association of GB (Gem-A)
The Scottish Gemmological Association
Better Business Partnership of Perth and Kinross Council
Professional Affiliations (American) - National Association of Jewelry Appraisers
Accredited Gemologist Association
Office-Bearer Details - Founder and Coordinator of the Association of Independent Jewellery Valuers
International Advisory Panel for the National Association of Jewelry Appraisers (USA)
Creator and Administrator of Jewellery Appraisers of the World.
Conference Attendances - Regular delegate at valuation, jewellery and gemmological conferences in UK, USA, and Europe. Typically a minimum of two overseas conferences per year.
Biographical Information - Adrian Smith
Since entering the jewellery trade in 1975, Adrian Smith has been involved in almost all of the jeweller's many and varied activities, from buying and selling to valuations and jewellery manufacture and repair.
He was trained by a well-known prestigious jeweller in the South of England as a Jewellery Valuer and moved to one of Scotland's premier jewellers in the late 1980's, before creating one of the most respected UK's jewellery valuation consultancies in 2000.
He became a holder of the Retail Jewellers Diploma in 1985 after gaining a Distinction in the National Association of Goldsmith's examinations. He subsequently qualified as a Gemmologist by earning a Fellowship with the Gemmological Association of Great Britain following the examinations of the association.
Adrian Smith became one of the first Registered Valuers with the National Association of Goldsmiths in 1988 and is a Registered Valuer® and Founding Fellow of the Jewellery Valuers Association (JVA).
Adrian is the Founder of the Association of Independent Jewellery Valuers (AIJV). In addition, he was actively involved in gemmology education in Scotland as a past-member of the management committee of the Scottish Gemmological Association.
He is also a member of various associations in the USA, including the National Association of Jewelry Appraisers (Senior Member) and is a Senior Accredited Gemmologist and a past-member of the Board of Governors of the Accredited Gemologists Association.