Jewelry is one of the most historically solid investments in beauty. Regardless of
whether you were a Pharo of Ancient Egypt or a modern royal family member, you still
find value in the same jewels. Even though the market may shift and the economy may
stay in flux, gold and diamonds are always going to be gold and diamonds.
Fortunately, you also do not need to be a Pharo or part of the royal family to have a
valuable investment of jewelry. Whether you have bought the jewels yourself or they
were handed down as a family heirloom you might want to have them insured through
your home owners policy or if you want to sell, get a fair market appraisal.
So, to make the most out of your jewelry investment, get an appraisal immediately and
know how to spot a good appraisal.
Get an Appraisal Immediately
Don’t wait until disaster strikes to get an appraisal. Instead, get jewelry appraised when
you first receive it. That way, you will know what the piece is truly worth and you will be
excited to get the right type of appraisal, instead of being desperate.
Additionally, having a correct appraisal from a trusted independent appraiser is
paramount for the correct amount of insurance coverage. No one ever expects to be
robbed or to lose a valuable item, but if it happens, you want to make sure you are
covered. The only way to do that is to have a trusted appraisal.
How to Spot a Good Appraisal
Every industry has true professionals and less than trustworthy knock-off professionals.
The jewelry appraisal industry is no different. Fortunately, if you know what to look for,
you can spot a poorly produced report a mile away.
Here are the minimum requirements for a passable appraisal. However, it is also a good
idea to check with your insurance company to see what they require before committing
to an appraiser.
A detailed description of the jewelry being appraised
The metal that makes up the piece of jewelry
The stone(s) if present, complete with common details such as the cut, color,
clarity, and carat weight of EACH stone
Complete side-stone information or a description of the piece’s embellishments
A detailed estimate of the jewelry’s value for that particular purpose
To a talented, professional appraiser, this minimum amount of information will be like
second-nature. Appraisers are jewel connoisseurs; they have an intimate knowledge of
jewels and most want their customers to know exactly what they have. Therefore, they
are going to give a wealth of information readily. So, if you get the feeling the appraiser
you are considering is holding back, this is probably not the right appraiser for you.
Accredited Jewelry Appraisers in Falls Church, Virginia is an independent appraiser of
brand name jewelry, antique and vintage jewelry pieces, and even estate appraisals.
Accredited Jewelry Appraisers has served Washington DC, Maryland, and North
Virginia for over thirty years.
Contact Accredited Jewelry Appraisers today to get your jewelry appraised correctly, for