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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Pre & Post-Sale Consultations
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Equitable Distribution Appraisals
Dissolution of Marriage Appraisals
Charitable Donation Appraisals
Pre-sale evaluations for auction submission or secondary market sales
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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 moment I walked in to the moment I picked up my engagement ring from him.
The appraisal itself is absolutely stellar. It is detailed and individually prepared. You can tell that he takes his time to look at all the details and put together a fair and honest appraisal.
But the best part of the whole experience was Jeff! He is fantastic and so professional. I highly, highly recommend coming to him for all your appraisal needs. He is worth every dime of the appraisal price - trust me. The very best. Thanks Jeff!!
I just went to see Jeff today, and the experience was fantastic! He was very thorough and made sure to make me feel comfortable with the whole process, which was great for me because it is my first time requiring such services. He walked me through the standards that he adheres to (USPAP) and opened the conversation up to any questions I might have.
As others have reviewed, he generates a detailed report that far outshines the brief appraisal included with the jewelry (several pages as opposed to a half-filled post card sized sheet). In addition, he pulls any relevant certification document and includes that as well.
The duration for my piece was about 1 hour, and as stated by others, he does show you the laser inscription on the girdle (I think is what it's called) before and after so that you can learn to identify it yourself and also to assure you the diamond hasn't been swapped.
The drive for me was about 1 hour, but I think that the confidence he gives you and the deliverables he produces are worth the drive. Would highly recommend.
Trustworthy. That's a word that perfectly describes Jeff and the service he provides. I needed an appraisal done on my fiancée's engagement ring and wedding band for an insurance policy. I've never had to do anything like this before, so Jeff walked me through his process before agreeing to have him do the appraisal. In his kind voice, he made sure I understood how he worked without any type of sales pitch. He made the experience more personal, and you can tell that his work is his passion. He finished the appraisal in the amount of time he estimated. When I left, I walked out with an extremely detailed appraisal that included photographs of each ring. He also emailed me a PDF version that I could email to my insurance company saving me the trouble of having to scan the report myself. It was money well spent, and I'm a client for life.
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...