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 have my rings appraised for insurance purposes. I searched for jewelry appraisers and Accredited Jewelry Appraisers, LLC stood out above the rest in reviews. From the first point of contact, Jeff was extremely responsive in communication and in scheduling an appointment. The day before my appointment I had an unexpected conflict in my schedule - Jeff was extremely accommodating in pushing back my appointment time. As for his rate, I did read comments about how they thought his prices were high. Let me tell you - any intelligent person would know YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR. If you're looking to getting a piece of jewelry appraised for your own knowledge...sure, go to the $50 guy who will scribble the amount onto a piece of paper for you. BUT if you're looking to protect the investment of your fine jewelry, then don't go cheap and take chances. When dealing with Insurance companies, my motto is it's ALWAYS better to provide as much info as possible. This is so in the event that your piece of jewelry is lost or stolen - you get the EXACT item replaced, not a cheaper version of what you had. Jeff literally took HOURS to meticulously study, measure, weigh and record my to rings to produce a professionally presented report. So was his price cheap? NO but my specific need was not for cheapest appraiser in town. I was looking for highly qualified who can help me procure a thorough report so that I may submit to my insurance company to protect my jewelry. All that comes at a cost, and his cost (in my opinion) was a small price to pay for peace of mind.
I bought an engagement ring from BlueNile, which came with an appraisal and some very thorough seeming paperwork (I had a great BlueNile experience, btw). Everything I read about buying online said that even if your stuff comes with an appraisal, you must get a second appraisal from an independent appraiser. Jeff came very highly recommended, as evidence by his outstanding online reviews.
I'm no expert, but it's my understanding that the more comprehensive your appraisal, the less room an insurance company will have to question the quality and value of your lost item - insurance companies don't just cut you a check on the amount for which your item is insured.
I'm not knocking BlueNile and neither did Jeff, but the level of details in the appraisals were not comparable:
-BlueNile appraisal was three very short paragraphs next to a grainy photo of the what may or my not have been my ring.
-Jeff's appraisal was 9 pages and leaves no wiggle-room for my insurance company to dispute the rings value.
I was very impressed with Jeff's enthusiasm for his work, his customer service, his professionalism and his jewelry appraisal knowledge.
I highly recommend his services.
Jeff is very thorough and patient with giving a wonderful explanation. He definitely knows his business and his passion truly comes through. He is very accomodating and pleasant to work with. He was able to explain everything and went above and beyond.
Absolutely the best man in the business if you want a professional appraisal done on your fine jewelry. Scheduling was simple and Jeff was great from the...
Highly recommend going to Jeff for your appraisal needs ! He is not only knowledgable and thorough looking at every detail but also really professional and...
Exception service and character. I had to reschedule a couple of time due to scheduling restrictions and environmental conditions. Jeff was very...