Typical situations where an appraisal is needed


Insurance related:

Insurance scheduling
Insurance claims (post loss appraisal)
Damage report (evaluation for level of damage, repair, re-cutting or replacement)


Sale related:
To confirm certification and valuation from internet and travel/cruise ship purchases
Quality confirmation
Purchase price confirmation
Pre-purchase examination


Estate related:
Estate planning
State probate for estate with a will
Distribution of property between heirs


Division / Dissolution of marriage:
Division of property


Gemstone, jewelry and watch appraisals are prepared to the highest standards.
We are independent, unbiased jewelry appraisal professionals.
Appraisals are conducted by appointment while you watch and in most cases completed and in your possession at the end of the appointment.
We are fully insured if jewelry items need to be left for any reason.
Professional jewelry appraisals includes:
* An explanation of value, intent and appropriate use of appraisal document
* A detailed description of each item
* Enlarged digital photograph of each item
* Gemstone identification grading, measurement and weight calculation/estimation.
* Researched valuation at the appropriate market levels
* Identification of designer or manufacturer, when possible
* Metal content determination
* Professional cleaning and inspection of jewelry items
We are able to provide appraisal service at our office location or at your home, office, store or bank.
A full diamond report (plotting and mapping) is recommended on single diamonds of .75 carat or larger. This service is also available.

Jewelry appraisals are important to you as a consumer and also within the jewelry industry of buying and selling jewelry and fine watches. An appraisal is the best way to get a similar piece of jewelry back in your life should a unexpected event occur. There are a number of reasons why you should get your jewelry appraised, but peace of mind is at the top of the list. It's best to have an independent professional jewelry appraiser help you in these important issues so you know what you have and how to protect it.