Appraisals

We can answer questions about how much your jewelry is worth, no matter if the appraisal is required for an insurance company’s evaluation or to verify that you made a wise purchase. A retail replacement appraisal can also be performed to determine value for your insurance company and more.

  • The fees for this service.

    • Appraisal costs start at eighty-five dollars, per item, soldered wedding sets count as one item.

      • Larger diamonds over 1 carat, more than 20 stones or colored gemstone jewelry will have a higher cost.

      • ​rates will be confirmed before starting the appraisal.​​
    • There is no charge to update an existing appraisal that was done by us.

      • Appraisals are transferable if you decide to sell your item.​

    • There is no charge if your only need a verbal evaluation and approximate value for an item.​

  • This process usually takes...

    • One to three business days to complete.

    • This is a legal document that all insurance companies require.

    • we require that you leave your item(s) for a day or two days,
      after which you can pick up your item(s). 

      • the item is meticulously cleaned and inspected​

      • all stones are identified and precisely measured.

      • photos are taken.

      • we look up and place values for the item and each of its stones comparing them to current market values.

    • Once the appraisal is completed you will be called to pick it up or we can mail it to you.

  • Loose stone certification.

    • Loose stones without certification or larger stones in a 'new' ring that does not have an existing appraisal may have a higher cost.

      • We may also need to send the loose stone out to be certified through GIA prior to writing the appraisal.

        • The GIA certification fee can be found here then

        • Add shipping and insurance costs, starting at sixty dollars,

        • Plus the appraisal fee.

        • Also add two or three weeks to the process to be completed.​​

      • As an example (3/2022), a loose one carat natural diamond would cost approximately two hundred and fifty-five dollars plus tax to be appraised.

Appraisal fees​ (11/22)

center stone
base
>20 stones
>50 stones
Type
colored
est
est
est
gemstone
up to 1ct
$85
$125
$165
diamond
up to 1.5ct
$125
$165
$195
diamond
up to 2ct
$165
$195
est
diamond
over 2ct
est
est
est
diamond