Getting Your Jewelry Appraised

What Is A Jewelry Appraisal?

An appraisal is a document that describes an item, evaluates its relative quality and conveys a value to it. Most jewelry appraisals also describe individual features such as gemstone quality, relative rarity and overall quality of production. It is recommend that you have your covered jewelry reappraised every two to four years. You must notify your insurance broker or agent of any changes to make certain that your coverage continues to indicate its fair market value.

How To Find A Trustworthy Jewelry Appraiser

A professional jewelry appraiser should be certified or titled by a respected national appraisal organization like the National Association of Jewelry Appraisers. Different types of appraisals require fluctuating levels of training. It is pivotal to ask for credentials. A Graduate Gemologist diploma from the GIA or its equal should be considered minimum gemological training.

Understanding Manufacturing

A qualified jewelry appraiser must understand manufacturing techniques and identify their offering to the value of an item.