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    What to do with Inherited Jewellery

    If you’ve recently inherited jewellery but are unsure of what to do with it, this guide will show you the different ways other people have chosen how to make the most of it, and help you decide what to do; whether it be to sell it, reuse it or simply keep it as an investment, at Hatton Jewels we’ve advised 100’s of customers over the years with what to do with their inherited jewellery, so we know a thing or two! Here’s the best ways we’ve seen people make the most of their inherited jewellery.

    Save it to pass on

    There’s no question about it, heirloom jewellery is a treasure, often with an important story to tell. If the items have great personal significance, then it’s a good idea to keep the jewellery and enjoy it. If you decide to keep the jewellery, then there are a few different things that you can do with it.
    Keep your treasures in the condition you received them in, and pass them on to another family member when the time comes. If you choose this option, be sure to pass the items along to someone who will appreciate them!

    Wear it yourself

    Does the ring or jewellery fit? After ensuring that the stones are tightly mounted, show off great grandma’s engagement ring! Enjoy wearing it and telling the story that goes along with it. Everyone will love hearing the tale of your ancestors’ romance.

    Have it Made into Something Else

    If you’re not particularly attached to the jewellery and the stories that go along with it, but you’re not interested in selling heirloom jewellery passed on from a loved one, then we can help you design a special piece or two using components from the jewellery you received. You’ll still be reminded of great grandma every time you wear her sparkly diamonds, but you’ll have a piece of jewellery you love to wear and show off.

    Sell Your Inherited Jewellery

    If you’ve made the decision to sell inherited jewellery, consider the following:

    Jewellery Appraisal

    Getting an appraisal is a good way to better understand the pieces you are inheriting. However keep in mind that appraisal value does not reflect the amount that you will receive when you go to sell the items. Demand in the jewellery resale market fluctuates regularly.

    Probate Jewellery Valuation

    Unlike an insurance valuation which will show the full retail replacement value as new or as antique of your jewellery our probate jewellery valuation and assessment is based on the best amounts likely to be achieved at auction or by selling the jewelry to the trade, also determined by the quality, age, precious metal value, prevailing tastes, the condition and state of wear of the items
    With these in mind, you may want to consider selling your jewellery online with a secure service. We at Hatton Jewels take care of every aspect of selling inherited jewellery. Grading, cleaning and photographing are just a few of the services we provide, as well as fully insured, free shipping.
    If you’re interested in learning more about inherited jewellery, visit our showroom in the heart of Hatton Garden. Simply book an appointment online or give us a call on 0203 116 0069 and speak to one of our friendly, expert members of staff who can help guide you through any type of jewellery purchase, including selling your inherited jewellery.

    We’ve helped 1000’s of customers over the years design custom rings (with our design your engagement ring service), choose the perfect present for an anniversary, sell unwanted jewellery and choose jewellery for many special occasions, so if there is something you’d like but can’t see online, we’re confident we can make it to your exact needs, just get in touch.
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    All orders for Goods shall be deemed to be an offer by the Buyer to purchase Goods pursuant to these Terms and Conditions and are subject to acceptance by Hatton Jewels Ltd. Hatton Jewels may choose not to accept an order for any reason.

    When the item you wish to purchase is not available from stock you will be notified and given the option to either wait until the Goods are available from stock or cancel the order and receive a full refund within 30 days.

    Bespoke Items

    Items that are manufactured from our Build Your Own Rings range are not eligible for a full refund however a life time credit note will be issued for the full value of the item. If the item you received was a special order for a non-standard ring size* or if you ordered a Bespoke Item made to order, we regret that it can only be able to return it to us if it is faulty, as it will have been specially made and cannot be resold. *Standard Rings Sizes - Ladies I - O, Gents L - V

    Cancellation & Return

    We are confident you will be delighted with your Hatton Jewels purchase.

    However, you do have the option of returning items to us within 30 days of receipt for a full refund or exchange if you decide that the item is not right for you or the goods are faulty. We regret that we cannot offer refunds or exchanges on goods that have been worn, damaged or have had any alterations by a third party. Returned items can only be accepted if they are:

  • In the same condition they were received
  • With all original paperwork and documents
  • In the original packaging
  • Via the returns procedure detailed below
  • Failure to do so will result in the item being returned to you. Please complete the following procedure should you decide to make a return.
  • Call us on 0203 116 0069 or e-mail info@hattonjewels.com within 30 days from the receipt of your purchase. We will give you a unique authorisation code which you must write on the original invoice which you need to include in the package.

    Address your package to Hatton J Ltd, 5 Hatton Place, London, EC1N 8RU. For security reasons please do not write ‘Jewels’ anywhere on the outside of the package.

    Post the parcel using the Special Delivery service available at the post office. We recommend that you obtain proof of posting. We cannot be held responsible for any items that are lost in transit.

    Once your package has been received by Hatton Jewels Ltd it will be assessed to verify that the item has been returned in the original condition. Once verified a full refund or exchange will then be issued.


    Every effort is made to deliver your purchase as swiftly as possible. You will be sent a confirmation of delivery date at the time your order is confirmed.

    For items that are in stock we aim to deliver to you within 5-7 days. If we cannot deliver within the agreed time we will notify you immediately and with your agreement arrange an alternative date. Items listed under 'Express Delivery' are items which are currently in stock and can be delivered within 5-7 days. Depending on the rate at which the payment clears, we might be able to deliver it to you sooner.

    All items dispatched are fully covered by insurance whilst in transit, and must be signed for on delivery. At this point they become the property of the purchaser and our insurance no longer applies. Please be satisfied that the parcel has in no way been tampered with in transit before accepting delivery.

    Hatton Jewels Ltd shall not be liable for any delay or failure to perform any of its obligations or promises if the delay or failure results from events or circumstances outside its reasonable control.

    Information on our website

    Whilst we make every attempt to ensure that our online catalogue is as accurate as possible errors can occur. Prices are subject to change without notice and will be confirmed upon receipt of your order. We may alter images for presentation purposes. Colour and size may vary slightly due to different monitors.

    If a product is not in stock and we are able to replicate it, this does not apply to antique pieces, Hatton Jewels guarantee the carat weight listed on the product as minimum and guarantee the same quality of gemstone, metal and workmanship for the order placed.

    Lifetime Warranty

    All Hatton Jewels handmade pieces come complete with a lifetime manufacturer’s warranty that covers any manufacturing defects and any necessary repair will be conducted free of charge under the following terms and conditions:

  • The item is identified by our production department as being defective as a result of a manufacturing default.
  • The item has not had any damage as a result of mishandling or Inappropriate impact (eg. knocks, dents or pressure), and has had no alteration, manipulation, repair or care by a service provider apart from ourselves or is the consequence of normal wear and tear.
  • Proof of purchase must be presented.
  • This does not apply on antique pieces or signed jewellery.
  • In order to ensure all stones are secure within your piece we advise having your piece checked by a jeweller at regular intervals.

    If purchased from ourselves even if not covered by guarantee we endeavour to resolve at the lowest price possible

    Repairs and Alterations

    All repairs on jewellery that has not been purchased through Hatton Jewels are completed at the customer’s risk. We will guarantee the specific work we complete for 1 year.


    If you have a complaint or concern please contact:

    Hatton Jewels Ltd

    5 Hatton Place
    EC1N 8RU
    Tel: 0203 116 0069
    e-mail : info@hattonjewels.com