Every stone has a value. Let us value yours. As master jewelry appraisers, we offer gemological services using a certified gemological laboratory to inspect stones.
Following the confirmation of information found on diamond or colored stone grading reports from gemological laboratories, these stones are then valued. An appraisal document issued in conformity with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP). is the result of the evaluation process combined with the analysis of market research.
The cost of appraisals is based on an hourly fee. Being prepared helps keep down your costs.
The following checklist can help you prepare for the appraisal process:
Preliminary Appraisal Preparation
- Talk with your insurance representative about policy limits to learn what items to include in your appraisal.
- Schedule an appointment for a future date while you complete the following tasks.
- Search your files to gather information you received when you purchased each piece, and those documents accumulated during ownership.
- Copy for the appraiser’s files the receipts, invoices, former appraisals, insurance schedules, stone grading reports and documents stating the history of ownership. This information supports essential claims; therefore, it influences value.
- Attend to repairs of damaged items, all before the inspection. Damage and/or condition issues appear in the report.