SHOPPERS will be able to find out the true value of their precious possessions at a special jewellery roadshow next month.

On 4 October, Fraser Hart, at Gateshead’s intu Metrocentre, will be holding a jewellery, watch and silverware valuation day and the store is inviting people to come along and find out what their treasures are worth.

The valuations will be carried out by experts from SafeGuard; a division of The Birmingham Assay Office, which was founded in 1773 and is the largest assay office in the world.

For a fixed fee, they will photograph and provide an immediate value for each item, before posting customers a full valuation report folder containing a photograph, detailed description and statement of value for each individual item.

Other services are also available and include a premium valuation portfolio and watch authentication reports.

“Most people are rather hazy about the true value of their precious possessions,” said Fraser Hart manager, June Forster.

“Yet up to date valuations are crucial if they are to be adequately insured against theft, loss or, even, repair.

“The last time Fraser Hart held this event, the response was incredible, so we would urge people to ring up and make an appointment to ensure they are seen on the day.”

Fraser Hart is at the centre’s Town Square and, as places are limited, prior appointments are essential. For details about pricing or to book a consultation call 0191 4607401.

For more information visit www.intumetrocentre.co.uk.