Our fee-based appraisal services are
'By Appointment' only. We prepare certified Appraisal Reports to be used for submission to insurance companies, attorneys and accountants.
Our Appraisal Report Types include Replacement Value for insurance coverage and Fair Market Value for equitable distribution, charitable donations, decedent's estates as well as
tax assessment purposes.
Upon acceptance of our proposal, one can expect us to thoroughly examine, take measurements, photograph and collect any provenance or background information on the items selected for us to value. We will complete the research at our office and present the client with the Certified Appraisal Report within a specified time. An electronic version of the Appraisal is available upon request.
We do not appraise jewelry items that are mass manufactured by jewelry store chains, nor do we verify jewelry of other retailers. In general, we find that other retailers utilize their own grading system and do not adhere to G.I.A. grading standards. Therefore, it is important to request an appraisal from your retailer
at the time of purchase. We do not assign values to objects for resale.
WHAT WE APPRAISE
We are credentialed by the Gemological Institute of America (G.I.A.) and are qualified to appraise estate jewelry, gemstones, certified diamonds, vintage timepieces, sterling silver flatware, sterling silver objects. During the appraisal examination, each item is carefully inspected using our
wide-ranging testing equipment for accuracy and precision.
If you wish to sell an item, please visit our
'Selling Your Jewelry' page to see
a list of items we purchase.