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Sammantha Maclachlan MJVA

Sammantha Maclachlan FGA DGA MJVA AJP CPAA is a founder Member of the JVA who provides a professional and friendly home visit service and is also a valuer for the Guild of Valuers and Jewellers.

Paisley JVA Registered Valuer ®


Experienced gemmologist ..

Working in the luxury jewellery industry for 17 years has provided Sammantha with a wealth of knowledge of branded jewellery and high-end watches. During this time she gained her Fellowship of the Gemmological Association of Great Britain, diamond grading certificate from the International Gemological Institute, Applied Jewelry Professional certificate from the Gemological Institute of America and a cultured pearl expert accreditation. 


In March 2020 Sammantha began her own independent jewellery valuation business which offers a home visit service. This allows you to be present during the valuation process, meaning you can discuss your items and their history. You also have peace of mind that your valuables are safe in your home at all times and not being sent to a third party. Once completed, you will receive an electronically signed PDF copy of your valuation schedule. This is normally within 1-2 days of the valuation appointment, depending on the number of items being valued.



Home visits a speciality ...

Sammantha offers a home visit valuation service which ensures peace of mind that your valuables are safe at all times. Her fee structure is transparent and charged on a per-item basis, with a quote provided in advance. 

Contact Details

tel 07727 683560


Composite ruby

Composite Gemstones ~ why your purchase may be too good to be true

In this article, Sammantha highlights the pitfalls of composite gems and what to look for ....