ACCREDITED JEWELRY APPRAISERS, LLC – Falls Church and McLean VA Your Accredited / Certified Diamond Jewelry & Gem Appraiser Of Choice In the Falls Church, VA and DC Metro, Maryland Area!
Jeff Allinson – Independent Accredited / Certified Jewelry Appraiser – since 1988 Jeff Allinson - Graduate Gemologist (GIA), Senior Member National Association of Jewelry Appraisers, and Member, GIA Alumni Association READ MORE.
There are many reasons for having your jewelry appraised. The most common reason is for the purpose of insurance replacement, the key word being replacement. It is a common misconception that an insurance company will simply cut you a cheque based solely on the appraised value of a lost, stolen, or damaged jewelry item. That is not how a replacement policy works. In the event of a loss, the policy holder is entitled to replacement (there’s that word again) in like, kind and quality. In order to be compensated adequately, the detailed description provided in the appraisal report becomes paramount! Of course, the value needs to be supported by the description as well and must also reflect the current retail market. If an item is evaluated too high, that means overpaying on insurance premiums. If it is undervalued, also referred to upside down, then the money received based on the appraised value will not cover the cost of replacement.read more →
Engagement Ring Appraisals
Fair Market Appraisals
Estate Valuation Appraisals
Pre & Post-Sale Consultations
Insurance Appraisals for replacement purposes
Equitable Distribution Appraisals
Dissolution of Marriage Appraisals
Charitable Donation Appraisals
Pre-sale evaluations for auction submission or secondary market sales
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Jeff and Sharon were amazing to work with! I brought in a case full of inherited jewelry and Sharon spent more than an hour with me going through each item and deciding what was real vs costume. She was so friendly as we talked about the items, I immediately felt at ease. She thoroughly researched the items I left to be appraised and I received a detailed report and a final value well above what I was expecting! I would highly recommend Jeff and Sharon to anyone needing an appraisal!
We recently purchased a diamond ring in the Caribbean. We were uneasy as to whether the ring was of the quality we were told as well as for what we paid. We decided to find an appraiser, it nothing else, to get peace of mind. From the minute I called their office I felt I could trust them. Jeff spent the time to explain the process to us and we learned so much from it. He is extremely knowledgable and professional. We walked away feeling that "peace of mind" that we had hoped for. And, we have very detailed paperwork to provide to the insurance company. We not only found a great Jewelry Appraiser...we found a friend. It was truly a wonderful experience!
Jeff is a prime example of first class customer service at its best!
Prior to leaving my ring with him, he gave me a crash course on Jewelry Appraisal 101. Unlike certain jewelry chains, he wasn't trying to sell me anything and the only thing that he had to gain was my trust and my business. I knew that my ring would be in capable hands.
Because he is all about the details, details, details!
When I returned to retrieve my ring , he took the time to explain everything that was in the nicely put together packet that he prepared. Jeff also scanned a copy to my email address making it easy for me to forward to my insurance company.
In short, I can't say that I've ever met anyone in this industry that is more genuine. He really takes pride in what he does and it shows! I have already referred him to a friend!
- Shrek On Ice
Jeff was an absolute pleasure to work with! From the moment I called, Jeff's amazing customer service was at the forefront of every conversation.
I did a lot of research (including reading all of the reviews here on Yelp) before choosing Jeff and Sharon to do my appraisals. Jeff and Sharon were...
Jeff spent hours appraising an engagement ring which ended in a comprehensive 11 page report. Him and his wife are extremely detailed and thorough. His...