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JVA Registered Valuer® Conference for Jewellery and Watch Valuers

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The First JVA Conference with a 20:20 Vision ~ Loughborough 2020

The JVA Registered Valuer® Conference ~ Online!

The inaugural JVA Conference for Jewellery and Watch Valuers is to be held as a VIRTUAL event and LIVE streamed right to your office, study or even your living room! It is open to JVA Registered Valuers®, jewellery and watch valuers, students and all within the jewellery industry.

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

Whilst it is clearly disappointing that the original event is unable to go ahead as planned - it was always going to be subject to external factors - we are absolutely sure that 'Plan B' certainly will not disappoint! With the support from all our wonderful sponsors and speakers, this incredibly diverse event, in its Covid SAFE format, provides the opportunity to hear world class speakers deliver informative, educational and fascinating talks that will not only help you continue your growth and development as a professional valuer but also enhance your knowledge in all areas of the jewellery industry.

All of our programmed main presentations will be live streamed over two days. Please email to register your interest and join this wonderful event.

JVA Registered Valuer® Conference ~ Online!

Saturday 3rd October 9.30am – 5.30pm

Sunday 4th October 10.00am – 4.30pm

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!

The Academy of Valuers

The Academy of Valuers is a learned society for the study and advancement of knowledge in gemstones, jewellery, silver and other precious metals, horological items and matters pertinent to the assessment, appraisal and valuation of such items.

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

Established almost 40 years ago, Bruce Stevenson is the largest Independent Insurance Broker in Scotland, providing specialist products and services to both commercial and private clients across 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.

What's On...Line!!

Come with us on a journey following the career experiences of insurance expert Annmarie Camp, learn how to decipher mysterious clues with Forensic Jewellery expert Dr. Maria Maclennan, submerse yourself in a world of important women jewellery collectors with Clare Blatherwick, and much, much more!!

Whether you want to know more about valuing as a career, just beginning your valuing journey or an experienced valuer, the JVA conference is THE conference for you! To find out more about our exciting conference, please email 

JVA Registered Valuer® Conference ~ Online!

Saturday 3rd October & Sunday 4th October 2020

Annmarie Camp - Chubb Europe
Career Experiences: A Valuable Collection

Kerry Gregory - Gemmology Rocks
The Price and Value of Expertise

Anu Dippal Manchanda MSc - GIA London
History and Value Factors of Pearls

Kym Hughes - Symmetry Valuations
Valuation of Coloured Diamonds for Trade & Consumers

Dr. Maria Maclennan - Edinburgh University
Jewellery Detectives: The Potential of Jewellery & Gems as an aid to Forensic Investigations

Clare Blatherwick FGA DGA
The Fascination of Jewellery - Important Women Collectors

Dr. Çiğdem Lüle - Kybele LLC
Is Gemology a Science?

Sarah Caldwell Steele - Ebor Jetworks
Jet; Is it all Just ‘Smoke and Mirrors’?

Richard Drucker - Gemworld International
What’s Impacting Diamond & Gem Values Today?

Rui Galopim de Carvalho
The vast, complex and wonderful pearl world

Stephen Whittaker - Fellows Auctioneers
Going, Going, Gone

Charles Evans – Gem-A London
150 years of Diamonds. Kimberley’s Remarkable Story

Darren Sherwood – Sherwood Jewellery
The Bespoke Approach through the eyes of Darren Sherwood

Charlie Bexfield – Charles Bexfield FGA DGA EG
The History of Hallmarking

JVA Registered Valuer® Conference Hands..On!

Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th March 2021

Save the date! As long as it is safe to do so and the guidelines allow, we look forward to welcoming you all back to Loughborough University for our hands-on workshops.

T.H. March - Insurance Surgery 1-2-1

Shirley Mitchell & Tim Bicknell - Welcome to Valuing Sessions 1, 2 & 3

Alan Wetherall - Intermediate Valuing

Peter Buckie & Barbara Leal - ‘AAAA’ ~ Apposite Advice for Advanced Appraisers

Charlie Bexfield - Fakes & Forgeries in Antique Silver

Rosamond Clayton - Jadeite Jade: Classification & Value

Chris Simpson - GuildPro Valuation Software

Sarah Caldwell Steele - Jet & its wonderful simulants: quick & easy identification hacks

Kerry Gregory - Rule your Refractometer

Michael Inkpen - Quantum Leap 2 Appraisal/Valuation Software

Graham Price & Karra Ellison - Old Cut Diamonds

Jason Williams & Shirley Mitchell - Coloured Gemstones - Assessing Colour & Value Factors

Charlie Bexfield - The History of Hallmarking

Andrew Fellows - Synthetic Diamonds - From creation through to identification, learn what you need to know about synthetic diamonds

Steve Carson - The Brave and The Bold - A revolution in form and function with Early 20th Century Visionaries of Jewellery Design

Michael Inkpen - Photography for Valuers

Geoff Whitefield - A Practical Guide to Watch Valuations

Heather McPherson - When is a diamond not a diamond? When it’s a lozenge!

Adrian Hailwood - Fakes & Frankens - You don't know what you don’t know - taking a look at the complexities of watch valuations

Tim Bicknell & Shirley Mitchell - Using Price Guides ~ The GemGuide & Rapaport