The assessment of market value

Fair market value reflects the second hand value of a piece of jewellery in a respectable or specialised market between a willing but anxious buyer and a willing but not anxious seller.

Retail: the estimated replacement cost for a piece of jewellery, this valuation is mostly for insurance purposes.

Auction reserve: this reflects the minimum price a piece of jewellery is expected to achieve at auction without buyer or seller premiums.

Non forced sale: this reflects an estimate of a reasonable second hand price between a willing buyer and seller in a fair or specialised market without time constraints.

Forced sale: this reflects an estimate of the price of a piece of jewellery with no time to trade in non ideal market conditions.

Divorce settlement: these valuations will usually reflect the specific instructions from the Family Court, often based on fair market value.

Estate division: these valuations will usually reflect the specific instructions from the legal fraternity or the executor of the will and are often based on fair market value.

Second hand sale: this reflects the present condition of the piece of jewellery including the desirability and collectability and the current market conditions.

Private sale: this reflects a fair and reasonable second hand price of a piece of jewellery when one member of the general public wants to sell this piece of jewellery to another member of the general public, excluding GST, sales tax and duty.


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