Jewellery & Watches

There is a long tradition of investing in jewellery and watches. This investment can range from a few thousands to millions of pounds. These typically increase in value substantially over time and act as excellent status symbols for their owners. However, before investing, it is in your best interest to consult experts that can help you smooth the acquisition process and ensure that your investment is safe.

The Hallmarking Act 1973

Whether the item is contemporary or antique, you will need to get the following process done:

  • Analytical Testing and Quality Assurance
  • Diamond Grading, where applicable
  • Gemstone Identification, where applicable
  • Valuations

This will not only help you check for its authenticity, it will also help you determine its exact value for the purposes of insurance or resale.

If you are in the process of acquiring an expensive piece of jewellery, a watch or couture clothing and accessories, the experts at Saracens can help you with the following processes:

Whether the item is contemporary or antique, you will need to get the following process done:

  • Ensuring Authenticity and Valuations
  • Checking Resale Restrictions
  • Insurance of the piece at the right value

Selling Jewellery and Watches

On the other hand, if you are in the process of selling an expensive piece of jewellery or a watch, our commercial solicitors can assist you in understanding your obligations as a seller, for example, under the Hallmarking Act 1973.


Finally, if you have found yourself victim to a counterfeit, we can take the necessary action both here in the UK and internationally to ensure your rights and financial interests are protected.

If you would like further information regarding the law surrounding the sale and purchase or fraud related to jewellery, watches, and couture clothing and accessories – please phone our London office on +44 (0) 20 3588 3500 to speak directly to one of our solicitors, or request a call back and we will contact you.


Jewellery & Watches

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