The appraisal of jewelry is a process in which a professional examines a piece of jewelry and arrives at an estimate of its value. The estimated prices generally take into account the materials used, the style of the jewels, the market for the jewels of this type and the provenance of the jewels. There are a number of reasons for using jewelry valuation services, ranging from the need to ensure a jewel to one’s desire to price jewelry before offering it for sale.
People can request an appraisal of their jewelry in several ways. Some jewelry stores offer valuation services, although the danger of jewelry being assessed by a jewelry store is that the store appraiser cites a low value to those trying to sell their jewelry. The antique shops and homes for sale also evaluate some customers, but it is also possible to use an independent appraiser. It is often better to use a jewelry appraiser independently, because he is paid only for the price of the jewel, and will not to try to make a commission on a sale.
Most appraisers prefer to know as little as possible about the jewelry they are examining so that they can draw their own conclusions. Some appraisers may ask permission to keep the jewelry for several days for review, while others may offer an on-site assessment. During the appraisal process, jewelry will be examined to determine which metals, gems, and construction techniques were used. The appraisers will also evaluate the quality of the part for damage, inclusions in gems and other items that may reduce the overall price. Finally, it will provide an estimated price.
While the intrinsic value of stones and metals used in jewelry is a determining factor, other elements come into the price of a jewel. For example, if the stones are pruned the old way, it can reduce the value. If the jewelry was made by a recognized artist, the price may be increased. Many appraisers use a appraisal form with a checklist for each area of the assessment, to allow users to see the detailed analysis of the procedure and to understand why jewelry is valued as is. At the end of the assessment, a certificate is completed to indicate that the jewelry has been assessed and to provide the assessor with an estimate of the coin value.
For people who have no jewelry experience, it is very important to use the services of a jewelry appraiser to ensure that their jewelry is properly valued. It’s a good idea to ask for a recommendation for jewelry appraisal, rather than trusting a stranger. Many insurance companies have lists of partner appraisers working with them. It is also possible to obtain reputable sellers’ recommendations for jewelry and jewelers. Many countries also host professional organizations of jewelry appraisers, which provide the public with lists of their members.
Having your jewelry appraised at Nelson Coleman can save a lot of trouble. The experts are not only qualified to guide you in your purchases, but they can also evaluate the jewelry you already own, including your diamonds. The written appraisal is made on-site by our professionals, it includes all the extra photos. It is recognized by all insurance companies. A professional appraisal of jewelry and especially diamonds is essential in case of theft, loss, breakage. Appraisal can also be very useful during a succession. We can also perform preventive checks and take the opportunity to clean your jewelry, all for free, in your presence.