See how the value of jewellery and watches has changed with Sam Dunn-Davies from Gurr Johns

Description: Do you know the difference in value between synthetic and natural diamonds? Does your client have fresh water or saltwater pearls and how does this affect their value? Do you know how the last 12 months has affected the value of gold?

Summary: In this episode, we discuss with Samantha Dunn-Davies from Gurr Johns what she’s been seeing in the market, from the crazy inflation of a Rainbow Daytona to the effects of pearl farms in China, and how, even as we emerge from the COVID pandemic, the recent unrest in the world is still causing gold prices to rise.

Across the market, inflation on high value brands is astronomical.

Quote: “There was a Rainbow Daytona that came out in about 2019, which was sold for £35,000 retail, and I looked at the prices today. They're asking on the various watch sites between £500,000 and £700,000. That's a good price, isn't it?”

“Have it insured, have it listed and make sure you have the paperwork recorded – valuation, receipt and photographs.”

Run time: 12.32

About the guest:

Samantha Dunn-Davies is General Valuer and Jewellery and Watches Specialist at Gurr Johns. She has over twenty years’ auction house and art industry experience, is a qualified diamond grader and a Fellow of the Gemmological Association of Great Britain. She is also a member of RICS and served on their Arts and Antiques Faculty Board from 2003 until 2011.

About the host:

Sarah Willoughby, Art & Private Client Business Director at Ecclesiastical, leads the Art & Private Clients team and brings over 28 years’ experience in the high net worth sector. Sarah joined Ecclesiastical in 2016 after 16 years with Oak Underwriting where she was Deputy Managing Director and over the years has been involved in all aspects of the business bringing a wealth of high net worth expertise and knowledge.

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