ACCREDITED JEWELRY APPRAISERS, LLC Your Diamond Jewelry & Gem Appraiser Of Choice In The D.C. Metro Area!
Jewelry appraisals are done for a variety of reasons. By far the most common is for the purpose of insurance replacement, the key word being replacement.. Contrary to popular belief, no insurance company is just going to cut a check based solely on the appraised value of a lost, stolen, or damaged jewelry item. That is not the way a replacement policy works. In the event of a loss the policy holder is entitled to replacement (there’s that word again) with like, kind and quality, so in order to be compensated adequately the description given in the appraisal report is paramount! Of course, the value needs to be supported by the description as well and should reflect the current retail market. Too high and one is just overpaying on insurance premiums. Too low (also referred to upside down) and the money received based on the appraised value will not cover the cost of replacement.read more →
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I needed to get my sapphire engagement ring appraised, and Accredited Jewelry Appraisers, LLC had excellent reviews, so off I went. I had no idea what to expect while getting an appraisal, but Jeff went above and beyond a simple paper report. He walked me through the appraisal process, as well as the final report itself, answering any questions I had fully and thoroughly. He also knew a lot about colored gemstones, and he happily imparted his knowledge.
Throughout the process, Jeff was very personable, responsive, and through. He also alerted me to a hairline crack in the band which I wouldn’t have been aware of otherwise, and gave an excellent suggestion as to where to get it fixed quickly and correctly. I would definitely recommend his services for any appraisal needs.
I went to Jeff to have the diamond engagement ring I bought my fiancee appraised for insurance purposes. I decide to use Jeff because of his outstanding reviews both on google and Yelp. Although there are a lot of other highly rated appraisers/jewelers in the DC metro area, Jeff's credentials, availability, and transparency made me feel more comfortable with him as opposed to others.
Service--I dropped my ring off and had it returned in one week, as agreed upon. I wasn’t in any hurry, so I was fine with the timeline. He told me up front the types of tests (a full list can be found on his website) he would run and showed me what the written report would look like. Jeff also showed me the ring and diamond under his instruments, before and after appraisal, so I knew he didn't switch the diamond (I had a certified diamond with laser inscription). He was always very professional, respectful, and trustworthy. I can tell he really cares about making sure his customers have a good product. He was able to answer all of my questions both before and after the appraisal very easily, including explaining the process of metallurgy analysis. You can tell he really knows what he is doing.
Quality-- His report is very detailed, professional, lengthy, and conforms to the necessary standards for insurance companies to easily process a claim. He gives you both a paper copy and electronic copy. I have seen examples of other reports given to people and his appear, on average, to contain more information and be in a more professional format. I feel very confident in my ring because of the quality of his services. There was absolutely nothing he missed, said differently. I am very impressed with my entire experience. Jeff was fantastic!
Pricing--Jeff gives an upfront appraisal estimate before he renders services. Given the quality of his report and number of services provided, I felt the price was more than fair. Compared to others I received a quote from, his prices were within one standard deviation of the average ($150/hr) appraisal prices in a large metro area (I looked in DC, Austin, and Dallas).
I wanted to sell an old diamond necklace, and had no idea where to start. Given Jeff's high Google ratings, I went to see him at Accredited Jewelry Appraisers, and I am SO glad that I did. I have never had such a wonderful customer service experience in my life! I walked in (about forty five minutes before the shop closes), and was told that he could evaluate the piece before the shop closed. I was grateful that he told me a few of my pieces weren't worth the cost of appraisal, which saved me some money, and he was completely honest and transparent with me about what steps he would take during the evaluation. He was very helpful throughout the whole process. Because of the complexity of my piece, he ended up working almost an hour over what he thought he would need, and did not charge me a penny over the price he initially quoted me. He and his wife stayed at the shop well past its closing time to make sure that the appraisal was done well. The report he gives you is detailed and thorough, and he even gave me some tips and tricks to get the best price from my piece. I couldn't be happier, and I'll definitely be back. Thank you, Jeff!
If you are looking for someone to appraise your precious jewelry, COME TO JEFF! My fiance and I came here to get our engagement ring appraised for insurance...
Outstanding customer service, friendliness, and professionalism! I called Jeff because he is an independent appraiser who had a high feedback rating due to...
This review is long overdue, but Jeff deserves this review! My husband and I went to see Jeff to get our engagement ring appraised. His appraisal was...