We are pleased to offer appraisals and similar services.
An insurance appraisal is a legally-binding document, and some insurance companies require them. Check with your insurance company to find out exactly what kind of documentation they need in order to insure your piece(s) and how often they need to be renewed.
Appraisals start at $150 for a 1 carat solitaire ring with the price increasing depending on the size of the gems and the complexity of the piece. We offer this service via an independent appraisal every two weeks or so (call us to see when our next appraisal clinic is scheduled). Appointments are required as there is limited space. After the piece has been assessed, the appraisal will be sent to you 3-4 weeks after the clinic. Please contact us to arrange an appointment.
In addition to a receipt, we can provide a Point-of-Sale Report at the time of purchase. This report will contain a photograph and detailed description of your piece on our letterhead. Many insurance companies will accept this report for insurance purposes.
Our sales staff can give you a basic, verbal assessment of a piece purchased or acquired elsewhere, and we can provide you a trade or buy offer for the recycle value of the piece. Our sales staff cannot provide a monetary replacement value — in that case, a formal appraisal is required.
Gem identification and Metal Testing
Some of our designers are trained gemologists, and can use a series of scientific tests to identify your gemstone. We can also test your pieces in our workshop to determine whether or not they are made of precious metal, and if so, which metal. Fees can occasionally apply for this service - please contact us for more information.