We are proud to have a Certified Gemologist on premises to appraise your jewelry for insurance purposes, or update existing appraisals to current values.
The jewelry is professionally cleaned so that the gemstones can be accurately graded. Measurements and metal weights are taken, gemstone weights are calculated by formula, and gemstone quality is inspected. The piece is then described in detail, with the features listed and the photograph printed directly on the appraisal.
Generally, an appraisal requires a minimum of seven business days, but is more commonly completed within fourteen business days, depending on the amount of pieces included. If there is a large quantity of items to be appraised, we kindly request that only a few items are left per visit.
If you have previous paperwork on your jewelry item, such as previous appraisals or Lab Certifications, please bring copies along with you, as they will reduce the amount of time necessary to complete the process, and sometimes reduce the appraisal fees..