Customer Testimonials

My elderly mother passed her jewelry on to me. I didn’t want to keep a lot of it and thought I could sell some and set up a fund for her. I had no idea how to start. I considered removing the stones and refining the gold for melt value, but that just felt wrong and some pieces wouldn’t be worth much.

Then I was fortunate to meet Elizabeth. She told me she could sell what I didn’t want to keep. She took great pictures, described each piece accurately and has sold a lot of it already! It doesn’t happen overnight but I am happy to wait for the right buyer. It is nice to have a professional take care of everything and I just sit back and receive checks. Elizabeth has been excellent to work with. I highly recommend her.

Cheryl Roberson, Portland, OR

We appreciate your help in expediting the process–many of the other jewelers we spoke with would have taken a week to appraise and it was nice to be able to keep my ring with me. Also, taking the time to walk us through the appraisal steps was informative.

You made us feel very comfortable as this was our first time having jewelry appraised, and we felt that you maintained a great balance between being professional and personal. We look forward to working with you in the future, specifically when we find our wedding bands.

Jordana Shukla, Portland, OR

I asked Elizabeth at EMS Estates to sell an antique brooch for me. Several other people said it was “un-sellable” as it wasn’t in fashion any longer.

Elizabeth found a buyer and did what others said was impossible – she sold it and got a decent price for it. Throughout the process, Elizabeth stayed in touch, letting me know what was going on. I highly recommend EMS Estates for both appraisal work as well as selling your jewelry. She also has a great selection of pieces to sell in her lovely shop.

Linda Cahan

Very pleased with EMS Estates service. I am professional jeweler and for last 20 years I used pretty much every known gemologist in Portland.

What sets apart Elizabeth from others: quick turn around time, very accurate unbiased appraisal, deep knowledge not only in diamonds but also in color gems and pearls, more than reasonable cost .

I Highly recommend Elizabeth to any professional jeweler or consumer for any of your jewelry appraisal needs.

Slava Gurevich

I met Elizabeth several months ago when the GIA recommended her. I needed someone to evaluate and sell a large collection of fine personal jewelry that my deceased wife loved.

After meeting Elizabeth, I found her integrity and knowledge to be amazing. She is a professional jewelry appraiser who knows just about everything regarding the world of fine jewelry. Elizabeth is still selling off the extensive list for a very fair price. It’s a success story!

George Edwards, San Diego, CA

Elizabeth is knowledgeable about jewelry and estate pieces when I discussed value, current demand and saleablity. I appreciate her honesty and friendly professionalization. I will seek her advice again in the future when I have pieces I need evaluated.

Thank you.

Ann Wendland

I recommend Elizabeth Simpson because of her credentials, education and genuine love of jewelry.

I received my first big payout check today and was thrilled to receive cash from some jewelry that had been laying around, unused, for years.

Bella Joseph

Very professional and reasonably priced. I would definitely work with her again!

Aja Crocker