Jewelry Appraisal

We provide detailed measurements, values, certification & photographs in your appraisal

Elizabeth Simpson GIA certified gemologist and fine jewelry appraiser signing an appraisal document

Why do I need a jewelry appraisal?

Receipts from a jewelry store are not enough to protect you. Current, independent jewelry appraisals by GIA gemologists are needed for:

  • Insurance coverage
  • Estate, trust, and inheritance
  • settlement
  • Internet purchases
  • Charitable contributions
  • Loss claims
  • Divorce settlements

Did you know?

Most insurance policies cover only $2,000–$3,000 of jewelry unless a separate appraisal is on file. Without a jewelry appraisal, how would you share pieces among family? How can you decide if it is worth repairing a piece? Having accurate information is especially relevant because few know the insides of the jewelry industry.

Professional Jewelry Appraisal

Do you know exactly what kind of jewelry you have? Do you know what it is currently worth? It’s important to find out.

Appraising your fine jewelry is my privilege. I will ensure you understand exactly what you have and what it is worth. I will evaluate your jewelry using worldwide standards and state of the art equipment. Your appraisal document will contain professional photographs, detailed measurements, and accurate values for each piece of jewelry. Most importantly, you will walk away with a jewelry appraisal that gives you the right information to make your own decisions.

What is the appraisal process?

Getting a jewelry appraisal is really straightforward. When you give me a call, I’ll ask you a little bit about what you have and what kind of appraisal you might need. If you don’t know, that’s okay! We can figure it out together in person.

We will set an appointment for you to bring your jewelry piece(s) into my fully equipped office. When you arrive we will take a quick look at the piece and decide the right course of action. Then, you can enjoy a cup of coffee or a good book while I get to work! When I appraise your piece I will be looking at the components, the workmanship, and the quality. Together, this information will help me research and establish the right value range for each item. You’ll receive a report that has a full technical description, quality and value data, and professional pictures to identify your piece. With your jewelry appraisal in hand you can determine whether you want to keep, sell, or consign your piece.

Jewelry appraisals are $90 per piece. Complex pieces which require extra time may be slightly higher and can be quoted at the appointment. Don’t need an official document? A jewelry evaluation might be right for you, see our Evaluation section.

You’ll have the information you need to feel good about your decisions.
Composite of two images of Elizabeth Simpson using specialized tools to do an appraisal of fine jewelry
Elizabeth Simpson GIA certified gemologist and fine jewelry appraiser signing an appraisal document

Professional Jewelry Appraisal

Do you know exactly what kind of jewelry you have? Do you know what it is currently worth? It’s important to find out.

Appraising your fine jewelry is my privilege. I will ensure you understand exactly what you have and what it is worth. I will evaluate your jewelry using worldwide standards and state of the art equipment. Your appraisal document will contain professional photographs, detailed measurements, and accurate values for each piece of jewelry. Most importantly, you will walk away with a jewelry appraisal that gives you the right information to make your own decisions.

What is the appraisal process?

Getting a jewelry appraisal is really straightforward. When you give me a call, I’ll ask you a little bit about what you have and what kind of appraisal you might need. If you don’t know, that’s okay! We can figure it out together in person.

We will set an appointment for you to bring your jewelry piece(s) into my fully equipped office. When you arrive we will take a quick look at the piece and decide the right course of action. Then, you can enjoy a cup of coffee or a good book while I get to work! When I appraise your piece I will be looking at the components, the workmanship, and the quality. Together, this information will help me research and establish the right value range for each item. You’ll receive a report that has a full technical description, quality and value data, and professional pictures to identify your piece. With your jewelry appraisal in hand you can determine whether you want to keep, sell, or consign your piece.

Jewelry appraisals are $90 per piece. Complex pieces which require extra time may be slightly higher and can be quoted at the appointment. Don’t need an official document? A jewelry evaluation might be right for you, see our Evaluation section.

You’ll have the information you need to feel good about your decisions.
Composite of two images of Elizabeth Simpson using specialized tools to do an appraisal of fine jewelry

Why do I need a jewelry appraisal?

Receipts from a jewelry store are not enough to protect you. Current, independent jewelry appraisals by GIA gemologists are needed for:

  • Insurance coverage
  • Estate, trust, and inheritance
  • settlement
  • Internet purchases
  • Charitable contributions
  • Loss claims
  • Divorce settlements

Did you know?

Most insurance policies cover only $2,000–$3,000 of jewelry unless a separate appraisal is on file. Without a jewelry appraisal, how would you share pieces among family? How can you decide if it is worth repairing a piece? Having accurate information is especially relevant because few know the insides of the jewelry industry.