Getting a Professional Jewelry Appraisal

When you look to insure your fine jewelry, settle an estate, or sell your jewelry, it is vital to have a professional of fine jewelry give you an accurate in-depth appraisal. Insurance policies work better if each piece of jewelry is listed separately with a complete description and picture, which is only possible if they are appraised by a professional jeweler trained in the art of jewelry appraisals.

To find the perfect professional jewelry appraiser, you need to look at what their credentials are, and if they have received both gemological and appraisal training. There is a set of rules to follow during the process, so ask what guidelines they follow. Choose from among the local jewelry stores in your area who has built a reputation of integrity and honesty. If the need ever arises, you want a company that will stand behind their valuation and not some online company that looks great now but now cannot be found when needed.  Combining all of the previous factors with their rates, you will be able to find the perfect person to document your jewelry worth.

When visiting a jeweler, you should have any documentation you have on the piece of jewelry. There will be a fee for the appraisal and it will vary on how intricate of a piece you own. It is vital that you go to a fine jewelry professional that has a brick and mortar property for you to visit. Even though some online stores may appear cheaper, you are more likely to be scammed, and become unable to get the true value.

The worst thing that can happen is for your treasured jewelry to be stolen, damaged, or destroyed, and you do not know how much it was worth. Fine Jewelry Professionals know how to appraise items of jewelry and create the needed documentations to protect you.  In addition, they can advise you on how to best care for it to keep your cherished jewelry at optimum value.

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