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JVA Registered Valuer® Conference for Jewellery and Watch Valuers Save the Date 2024

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JVA Registered Valuer® Conference for Jewellery and Watch Valuers

Jewellery Valuers Association (JVA) Annual Conference ~ 6th-8th September 2024

Holywell Park, Loughborough

The JVA conference delivers a combined programme of presentations by some of the world’s finest authorities interspersed with essential hands-on workshops, it is an educational experience and networking opportunity not to be missed! Whether you are just beginning your journey to becoming a Registered Valuer, have been valuing jewellery, watches or silverware for years, or engaged in or interested in any aspect of this wonderful world of jewellery and watches, the JVA conference has something for all abilities and all areas of the industry. 

The JVA is the only independent association for professional valuers providing the most current, up to date and relevant training for its members, students and those wishing to pursue this fascinating, yet challenging, profession. 

During the three-day conference, delegates will be able to attend presentations by leading industry experts, get hands-on experience in relevant and engaging workshops and network with presenters, colleagues and friends during breaks and evening meals.

The JVA Conference App enables delegates to personalise their conference experience by selecting their workshops from the wide range on offer, download the JVA Conference brochure, interact with fellow delegates and our Sponsors and much, much more.

Holywell Park, situated within Loughborough University, synonymous with the sharing of knowledge, learning and developing skills, complements the JVA perfectly:

  • Academic - the essential building blocks for Continuing Professional Development
  • Professional - the key attribute required of a JVA Registered Valuer®
  • Personal - the unquestionable benefits facilitated by networking with industry colleagues

Leading industry speakers will be attending from the UK, Europe, Australia and the USA, all working together to deliver an engaging, dynamic and memorable Conference from which we will all benefit.



The JVA will be using Holywell Park for the duration of the weekend embracing all main presentations and workshops in addition to lunch and coffee breaks. Professional valuers, aspiring valuers, and students, together with associated industry professionals, will be able to tailor their Conference experience by selecting from a variety of main presentations and hands-on workshops, delivered by experienced and knowledgeable speakers.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Holywell Park in September for what is guaranteed to be another outstanding conference ...


"Being able to rub shoulders with so many of your peers and like-minded people left me completely motivated. 
I genuinely believe becoming a member of the JVA is one of the best and most important decisions of my career. The JVA conference has only enhanced this decision."
Raymond Morath-Gibbs FGA DGA
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"The JVA conference is an eclectic mix of industry professionals with a shared attitude to learning and friendly individuals who are generous with their knowledge. 
Within moments of arriving I'd already made new 'gem friends', from sharing taxis at the station to sitting next to someone new at dinner. The JVA promotes an inclusive environment which makes networking effortless and most of all FUN!"
Jennifer Gait


From Friday 6th September until the conference draws to a close on Sunday 8th September at 6.15pm, we have an exciting programme of talks and workshops lined up designed to suit all abilities.

Lunch and coffee breaks are great networking opportunities where you can be reunited with old friends, make new acquaintances, and build personal and professional relationships that will last a lifetime.

We will be dining in the Burleigh Court Restaurant on Friday and Saturday evenings, a time to relax and enjoy the company of your fellow delegates.

Watch this space for our internationally renowned speakers coming soon ...

Diamond Sponsor

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We combine the precision of craftsmanshipSM with deep experience to conceive, craft and deliver the very best insurance coverage and service.

Expert insurers of your most valued possessions

From your home, car, and possessions that you care about, you have a lot to protect. And for that, you want a particular kind of protection and level of service, that you know you will receive from a firm that has a century of experience.

Ruby Sponsors



We are the largest firm of specialist jewellery insurance brokers in the UK and have been looking after jewellers and their customers since 1887. 


The Gemmological Association of Great Britain, or Gem-A, is the world’s longest established provider of gem and jewellery education. Our Gemmology Diploma evolved from the first gem course proposed for the UK jewellery trade in 1908, and our prestigious Gemmology and Diamonds Diplomas — taught in five different languages and 26 countries around the world — are recognised throughout the world.

Sapphire Sponsors

Celsteel Diamond

Celsteel is a third generation diamond dealing company, established in 1952 and run as family concern ever since. We are able to supply diamonds from tiny 0.7mm diamonds up to large GIA certificated stones. As a family company we offer all our customers that personal touch that only a family company like ours can.

Quantum Leap

QL2 is an appraisal software program that runs in your browser and implements the latest, and best, technology continuing to streamline the production of jewellery appraisals for the discerning jeweller and independent appraiser.


Connoisseurs, known for its product innovation, has transformed the jewellery care industry with products such as the Jewellery Beauty Wipes and the Diamond Dazzle Stik®, the most successful product launched in the company’s history. A sleek, cosmetic-like pen which makes it easy to clean diamonds and precious gemstone jewellery on the move, it is compact and portable. Twist, Brush and Dazzle!


With over 140 years’ experience, Fellows Auctioneers hosts several auctions a month across a variety of departments. Items that go under the hammer range from jewellery, watches, designer handbags to antiques and more. Fellows offers competitive charges to both buyers and vendors, worldwide free delivery, and no-obligation auction valuations.

Emerald Sponsors

Charles Bexfield FGA DGA

Charles Bexfield FGA DGA is a specialist in Fine Minerals, Crystals, Decorative Materials and Facet Grade Rough. With many years experience from all corners of the industry Charles has a unique skill set, including being a gemmology and diamond tutor, and a gemstone cutter with a workshop in London for processing rough material.

Heritage Auctions

Heritage Auctions is the largest collectibles auctioneer and third largest auction house in the world, as well as the largest auction house founded in the U.S. With more than 1 million online bidder-members registered on This loyal and growing community of collectors is a testament to the usefulness of our website, our reputation for professional business practices and our vast expertise in the field of art and collectibles.


Presman Mastermelt is a Precious Metal Reclamation Specialist, helping the UK jewellery trade process scrap and workshop waste in a fast, reliable, transparent and most importantly a sustainable way. We offer an 'in-house' service for reclaiming and recycling precious metals from jewellery scrap, bench lemel and other types of workshop waste.
Our mission is to make precious metal reclamation as hassle-free as possible so that our customers can focus on their craft with greater peace of mind.
Our vision is to become the trusted leader in global precious metal reclamation services – one that prioritises efficiency, accuracy and customer satisfaction above all else.


Testers and tools for renovation and valuation. We manufacture QUICKTEST and TROYTEST precious metal testers, the ‘industry standard’ used by jewellers, pawnbrokers and gold-buyers throughout the UK. We are experts in testing equipment, we import diamond / gem testers, magnifiers and UV lights. We are the UK agents for the most reliable electronic gold tester.