All of our appraisals are completed by an Independent GIA Certified Gemologist.
Typically, appraisals take 48-72 hours to complete, and the client is given 2 hard copies with a photo and itemized breakdown of their piece.
We offer 2 kinds of appraisals:
1. Retail appraisal : this is the typical form for anyone wishing to formally insure their piece. Your piece will be priced on a retail basis, for replacement purposes, should your piece be stolen or lost.
2. Estate Appraisal : For families wishing to divide an estate. These appraisals are much lower in value, because the item is being taken "as is". (This works out better for the customer's end of things)
Appraisals are $65 per item (Wedding sets count as 1 item)
All items over $1500 in our shop come with appraisals, but they may be added to items under $1500 for an additional $65.
We recommend delivering your appraisal to your insurance company as soon as possible. Generally, insurance companies want an appraisal no older than 90 days.