Precious metals, diamonds and gemstones have fluctuated widely in value over the past few years. If your gem and jewelry appraisals are over two years old, it is time to have them updated.
A professional jewelry appraisal is the product of careful research and evaluation. The completed report will include a thorough description of the piece, an analysis of all the gemstones, the type of metal used , a dollar value and photo.
It is important to note how a professional jewelry appraisal differs from a diamond grading report or a certificate issued by a gem laboratory. The difference is that the jewelry appraisal will describe the entire piece and it will include a dollar figure. A grading report or certificate provides a complete description of the major stone, but there will be no mention of value.
What are the primary reasons for having your jewelry appraised?
- To obtain suitable insurance protection against damage, loss or theft.
- Confirmation of a purchase: Is the jewelry or gem what it was represented to be?
- Complete and thorough identification.
- Estate tax purposes. IRS reporting or equitable distribution.
Price can range from $50 to $150 per item. Please call (345-0206) or email (info@nordjewelers) for more information.
To ask the Nord Jewelers' Gemologist a question, please e-mail them at Gemologist@Nordjewelers.com