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We purchase full estates, provide avenues for auction and independent valuations.

One of the most difficult administrative jobs after a loved one has passed away is the management of their estate. After property and investments, dividing the estate equitably can be challenging. Families wonder how to sell deceased estate jewellery and other items such as a coin collection, accessories and vintage and old world furniture and other treasured items.

This can be increasingly difficult if family members disagree on the sentimental or financial value of the estate, or how it should be fairly divided

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There are three avenues for beneficiaries of a deceased estate

Imperial Jewellery is a unique end-to-end service. We have highly skilled in-house valuation experts and can provide offers to purchase, valuations and reports on your estate’s wealth.

There are three main options for deceased estates, all of which we can help you navigate.

– Sell the full estate to ONE buyer
Independent Valuation - have each significant item valued by an independent valuer in order to divide the estate equitably
Auctions are most commonly engaged when beneficiaries can’t agree on the value of an estate. 

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1. Sell the full estate to ONE buyer

Quite often a family will decide to sell a deceased estate in its entirety, minimising the emotional stress of grief and any disagreements regarding value.

Because our valuation experts are in-house, whichever option you’re taking (sell to us, complete valuations, auction) it means you are dealing directly with the experts.

Our clients tell us that having us as one point of contact to manage their estate has been helpful.

Our purchase proposal may include:
gold and other noble metals
– designer fashion and accessories
– and furniture.  

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2. Independent Valuation

We provide a comprehensive and precise assessment of individual items, coin collections or jewellery collections.

Our collective industry experience is over 100 years. Our knowledge of the jewellery and watch industry is extensive, and we work closely with industry peers to provide the most accurate and impartial valuation and reports possible.

3. Deceased Estate Auction

Auctions are most common when beneficiaries don't agree on the value of the estate. An auction allows the market to determine value and liquidate the estate in this manner.

Imperial Jewellery are highly skilled in the curation and execution of high end auction items.

Roxbury’s Auction House is part of our Imperial group of companies and is a world class Auction House. They have been the cornerstone of Australian auctions since 1990. 

Roxbury’s have a long and proud reputation for the highest level of integrity and respect when helping people navigate auctioning a deceased estate.

You can rest easy in the knowledge that Queensland has the strictest Auction Laws in Australia and the decades of experience our team has in this arena.

Dealing with disagreements in a highly charged emotional state, like grief, can be difficult. It helps to: 
– have clear agreements on timeframes
– be transparent
– if you are the family point of contact, keep all beneficiaries informed
– and try to keep in mind the feelings involved

After a loved one has passed away, selling their estate can be one of the most challenging administrative jobs. Dealing with the sentimental aspect and sometimes conflicting wishes of the family can be difficult.

We are experienced in supporting families navigating estate valuation and liquidation. 

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Ways to organise valuations for your estate pieces:

1. Make an appointment to visit our head office and meet with one of our highly trained staff.

2. Ship your items to us. We can assist in arranging fully insured courier shipments. For more information please contact us.

3. Call out service. To determine eligibility and to obtain a quote please contact us.

You will receive an in-depth report on the value of the estate’s jewellery and timepieces. At the time of valuation report, if there are items that Imperial Vintage Jewellery would like to buy from you, we will provide an offer for purchase.

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