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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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!
My girlfriend and I came back from the Caribbean with some jewelry and honestly we weren't sure how we did (as you can never really know). I found Jeff online who came highly rated and recommended and after we chatted with him for a bit, he said that it really wasn't worth our worry over it. He wasn't pushy at all to try and use his services and it was more like chatting with a friend in the business for an expert a opinion. Overall, I highly recommend him to anyone and he will be the one we go to for our engagement ring.
- Shrek On Ice
Jeff is a fantastic, honest professional -- a rare breed! I took him a bunch of old family jewelry that I wanted to have appraised in order to sell it and...
I knew about this place based on yelp reviews. We want to get my ring appraised for insurance purposes for almost two years now, but don't know where to...
Jeff really knows his stuff! He explained the appraisal process for us, and answered any questions we had before and after the appraisal. He gives you a...