When you need to protect your investments

Getting a jewelry appraisal always a great idea. There are many benefits to having your jewelry appraised. In some cases you may want an appraisal for insurance purposes. Or you may wish to learn more about the history and value of your personal jewelry, gifts, or inheritances. Perhaps you are considering selling the piece in order to purchase a new one and want to make sure you get a reasonable price. All of these are excellent reasons to pursue getting an appraisal.

How can you tell that your jewelry appraisal is professional and consists of everything it should?

Here are some things that will be included in your jewelry appraisal with us:

Name of Client and the intended use of the appraisal
Description – This may seem obvious, but the description should be more than just a simple description like "ladies ring with a stone"
Diamond Certification - If reports/certifications are submitted all information will be listed on appraisal.
Photograph – a photograph is always included to verify that the appraisal document corresponds to the piece.
Estimated Value – There will be an estimated replacement value of the piece based on the marketplace at the time of the appraisal service.
Signature and embossing seal.

Don’t be afraid to ask your appraiser questions. They don’t want you to walk away feeling confused or unsure about your piece. Most appraisers can also provide their criteria for each of the above concepts.  It can be helpful to understand how they grade things such as workmanship or the quality of the stones.

Looking to sell your old jewelry?

You don't need an insurance appraisal and most times the evaluation is no charge to you - As certified appraisers with over 30 years of experience, we provide accurate, detailed descriptions and valuation of your jewelry for “Fair Market” or “Estate” purpose. We are also available to help a client determine what in an estate collection is worth appraising and what is not.

The costs associated with any of the above-mentioned jewelry appraisal services vary based on the number of jewelry items, the time involved, and other factors. Bring in your jewelry today and one of our trained and helpful associates will be glad to help you determine what services your jewelry needs!

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