How to Get Your Jewelry Appraised

Do you have a treasured piece of jewelry or a watch that you want to know the monetary value of? If so, you’ll need to get your jewelry professionally appraised. You can do so by visiting an experienced jeweler who has the knowledge and equipment necessary to appraise your jewelry. Here is what you need to know about getting your jewelry appraised.

Who Conducts a Jewelry Appraisal?

There are a few different reasons why people get an appraisal for their rings, watches, necklaces, bracelets, earrings, or gemstones. Jewelry appraisal is necessary if you want to get insurance on your jewelry or watches. It also keeps you updated on the current value of the piece, if it’s an old piece that hasn’t been appraised in a long while. Oftentimes, when people inherit a piece, buy a used piece, or receive it as a gift, they want to know the monetary value. Some people need an appraisal for estate tax valuation and other legal/financial purposes. An appraisal can give you the answers you need in each of
these situations.

Who Conducts a Jewelry Appraisal?

A trusted appraisal expert or a certified gemologist should conduct your appraisal. Many jewelry stores offer appraisal services. A good appraiser will have education, training, and experience in the area. Feel free to ask about your appraiser’s professional certifications to ensure that they are qualified in the area.

What Should I Bring to My Appraisal?

Of course, the most important thing is to bring the jewelry that needs to be appraised! If you have any of the documents associated with the purchase of the jewelry, you should bring it to your appraisal appointment. This may include a sales receipt, a diamond grading report, or any warranty that you already have. If you do not possess these documents, that’s OK – your jeweler will conduct the appraisal without them.

What Will I Learn from a Jewelry Appraisal?

You will learn the current monetary value of the piece, information about the metal such as the gold karatage, the type of gemstones in the piece, and the 4 Cs of any diamonds that are in the piece. The appraiser will also find any identifying marks or serial numbers on the piece. At the end of the appraisal, you will get a detailed report and a statement of what the items are worth.

If you are getting an appraisal for insurance purposes, make sure you get the proper forms from your appraiser. The necessary documentation may include JISO 805, JISO 806, JISO 78, or JISO 79 depending on your specific insurance needs.Looking for a jewelry appraiser in Gainesville, GA or the surrounding area? We’ve got you covered with our expert jewelry appraisal services! Throughout the past few decades, thousands of customers have trusted us to accurately appraise their jewelry. We would be happy to take a look at your jewelry or watches to help you determine the exact specifications and monetary value of each piece. Visit our Gainesville, GA location or give us a call today!

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