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JVA Registered Valuer® Conference for Jewellery and Watch Valuers

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JVA Registered Valuer® Conference .. Loughborough 10th ~ 12th September 2021

With a combined programme of presentations by some of the world’s finest authorities and the essential hands-on workshop element, the JVA Conference is an education experience and networking opportunity not to be missed! Whether you are just starting out or have been valuing jewellery, watches or silverware for many years, or any stage in between, the JVA conference has something for all abilities. 

The JVA is the leading 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 practice in relevant and engaging workshops and network with colleagues and friends during the breaks and evening meals.

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.


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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.

Geoffrey Munn OBE MVO FSA, jewellery specialist, historian and writer will open the conference on Friday 10th September to begin our weekend with ‘Munn’s Miscellany’, an incredibly special opportunity to hear behind the scenes stories of the discoveries of treasures that have passed through his hands.

The JVA Conference offers an engaging and stimulating programme of presentations and seminars for a blended learning experience enhanced with unique networking opportunities throughout the weekend. 

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We are delighted to be welcoming JVA Consultant Specialist John Benjamin FGA DGA SJVA to the stage on Sunday, to talk about Jewellery from Elizabeth I to Elizabeth Taylor: 450 Years of Jewellery. Delegates will also have the unique opportunity to attend a 'Surgery with John Benjamin' where they are able to bring antique items of interest to discuss with John himself.

From 11.45am on Friday 10th September until the conference draws to a close on Sunday 12th 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.

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Royal Osteoporosis Society Charity Dinner ~ Saturday 11th September

Saturday 11th September ~ Royal Osteoporosis Society Charity Dinner

Please join us on Saturday evening in Burleigh Court restaurant when we will be holding a charity raffle in aid of the Royal Osteoporosis Society. Each year the JVA committee invite a speaker to propose a charity to the committee to receive support at our conference. During our 2020 online conference the generous JVA members and attendees raised over £1800 to support a young woman suffering from MND. This year, we are delighted to be supporting the Royal Osteoporosis Society, a charity chosen by our opening speaker Geoffrey Munn. We do hope you will choose to join us for this very special evening when all proceeds from the raffle will be donated the ROS.


Sunday 12th September ~ Conference Finale and Buffet Dinner

The conference closes at 6.15pm and will be followed by a Buffet Dinner attended by our speakers, guests and delegates giving everyone, following an intense weekend in the classroom or lecture theatre, an opportunity to network, discuss the weekend and enjoy each others company.


For further information please email: 


 Confirmed Speakers include ... 


Geoffrey Munn OBE MVA FSA
Geoffrey Munn OBE MVO FSA
Geoffrey Munn
John Benjamin FGA DGA SJVA
John Benjamin FGA DGA SJVA
John C. Benjamin Limited​​​​​
Dr. Cigdem Lule
Dr. Çiğdem Lüle PhD, FGA, GIA GG, DGA ~
Kybelle LLC
Rui Galopim de Carvalho
Rui Galopim de Carvalho FGA DGA ~
Rui Galopim de Carvalho
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Susi Smither BSc FGA GIA JDTThe Rock Hound
Mikko Åström FGA & Alberto Scarani GG (GIA) ~ Magilabs
Mikko Åström FGA & Alberto Scarani GG (GIA)
Kerry Gregory
Kerry Gregory FGA DGA GG (GIA)
~ Gemmology Rocks
Charles Evans BSc (Hons) FGA DGA  ~ Remarkable Rocks
Charles Evans BSc (Hons) FGA DGA  
Remarkable Rocks
Kym Hughes FGA FGAA DipDT DipVal IMJVA ~ Symmetry Valuations
Kym Hughes FGA FGAA DipDT DipVal IMJVA ~
Symmetry Valuations




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.

Platinum sponsor



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

Gold 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 jewelry appraisals for the discriminating jeweler 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!

Silver Sponsors

Bentley & Skinner

Bentley & Skinner’s bespoke service offers you the possibility of creating your own jewellery to celebrate the most memorable occasions in your life. We have a team of highly qualified specialists who can help you design your own unique engagement ring or fashion a personalised gift for your loved one.

Bruce Stevenson

Bruce Stevenson is an award-winning Chartered Insurance Broker with over 40 years of experience serving a diverse range of commercial and private clients across Scotland and the UK.  As a business, we are proud to have a retention rate in excess of 95%, which is testament to the focus we place on our customers.


Founded in Birmingham in 1876, Fellows are a family-run firm of auctioneers and valuers. We hold more than 100 sales a year with specialist watch and jewellery auctions becoming increasingly popular. In 2018, we were delighted to be named the leading UK regional auctioneer by the Antiques Trade Gazette.