Estate Evaluations

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Looking for a jewelry evaluation, we can help.


Our estate specialist, Barb 

specializing in Vintage, Antique and Estate jewelry

  • Estate evaluations are done by appointment at $50 per hour.

  • Contact Barb directly to set an appointment.

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and every other Saturday

  • During your appointment, We will help you determine values for each of your items. This is a verbal appraisal but a written set of estate value appraisals can be generated for an additional fee, but less than a standard insurance appraisal.

Over the past decade, the trend is showing a growing interest in jewelry items from the past. Estate is a broad term; it doesn’t necessarily limit itself to fine quality gems or only the most precious of metals. Jewelry with the title of estate simply shows that the item has been previously owned.

The most common terms that describe estate is antique or vintage. The two terms are not interchangeable, and it is important to know the difference. To be considered as antique, a piece of jewelry must be at least 100 years old. Also, Jewelry that is handmade can often carry more value since the craftsmanship is one-of-a-kind.

Appraisals but more specifically Estate Appraisals can be used to determine the 'Fair market Value' of your personal fine and costume jewelry items. Whether you have older jewelry that you are looking to resell, or have recently inherited a number of items, we will help you determine the current market value for those items.

The term 'Fair Market Value' is described as “The prices at which the property would change hands between a willing buyer and a willing seller, neither being under and compulsion to buy or sell and both having a reasonable knowledge of the relevant facts”
(Treasury Regulation 20.2031-1(b))