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Google Reviews for Accredited Jewelry Appraisers

Alicia Duhon
Alicia Duhon
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Jeff and Sharon are very knowledgeable people. They explained the process of appraisal for insurance purposes very well to me and gave me a very detailed packet in a short amount of time. They were up front with the estimate of the appraisal. I recommend them to anyone who wants their jewelry watches etc appraised and done very well.
Jason Hines
Jason Hines
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When my family asked me to have a piece of jewelry appraised for them, I approached the task with some trepidation since I had never had jewelry appraised before. In my first moments with Jeff and Sharon, though, I recognized that I had come to the right place. Sharon walked me through the entire process, answering all my questions. The appraisal report was detailed and concise, with all the data my family needed. I strongly recommend Jeff and Sharon to anyone needing to have jewelry appraised!
Elda Riggs
Elda Riggs
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Outstandingly professional, it was a real pleasure to work with Jeff and Sharon. They walked me through the entire appraisal process and provided me an estimate for the appraisal before any work was done. The service they provided was fabulous and timely. Upon completion, they sat down with me and provided details on what was done and how they reached the final appraisal. They provided me with both a detailed written report as well as an electronic copy of the report. I'll be returning with more jewelry and recommend them to one and all.
Jesse Hoptiak
Jesse Hoptiak
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These are some of the greatest people! They are not only super knowledgable and professional but super fun. I will return again and again. If you're looking for the real deal, you just found them!
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Yelp Reviews for Accredited Jewelry Appraisers

Dmitry G.
Dmitry G.
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Jeff and Sharon were incredibly friendly, knowledgeable and most importantly candid. Strongly recommended. They helped me make a very important and now informed decision on a diamond.
Jenny P.
Jenny P.
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Jeff and Sharon are wonderful to work with. My husband and I came by with our wedding bands and my engagement ring to get them appraised for insurance purposes. They walked us through a detailed sample report and produced the same for our own rings within an hour! We learned a lot about our rings and felt comforted knowing that they were appraised by experts!
William B.
William B.
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Jeff is a true professional and a pleasure to work with. After having a piece appraised with him, there's no one I'd rather work with. I value clear and fast communication and Jeff checks both of those boxes. I was a little skeptical of the jewelry business... I don't know why... but Jeff embodies confidence and expertise. Like he's a scientist among retailers. This is your best choice in the DC metro area!
 Theresa B.
Theresa B.
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Jeff's a sweetheart and clearly very experienced at what he does. His rate reflects this, but you get what you pay for when you're trusting someone with your engagement ring I guess. His report was very detailed and thorough, and as others have mentioned, he's just a really nice guy. Would recommend.
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“Mr. Allinson’s work is prompt, detailed and thoroughly researched. One would expect no less from someone with almost three decades of experience in his field. Use someone other than Jeff Allinson to appraise jewelry in the DC Metro area? Don’t even think about it!”
J.P.
– Reston, VA
“Great personality, fantastic work, knowledgeable, will be back to have more appraisals done.”
Suzanne Q.
– Springfield, VA
“Mr. Allinson made my first gem appraisal a delight. He is warm, approachable, honest and explains to the customers level. I will refer him to all my friends and relatives. It was a pleasure working with him.”
A. Davis.\
– Sterling, VA
“I recently brought a set of pearls to Jeff to have them appraised for Insurance purposes. I called several Jewelers and he seemed to be extremely knowledge- able and friendly. I was completely correct! Not only did he provide me with an extremely detailed report and pictures of my items but he went the extra mile and fixed the earring backs free because they were loose. I will absolutely return with more business and send referrals. This is the first jewelry shop that I have been to and received such friendly and affordable treatment. Thanks again Jeff!”
Michael Blackburn
– Vienna, VA
“Jeff’s work and evaluations give me much confidence.”
L.C.
– McLean, VA
So I wound up not really using their appraisal service, but I am writing a review anyway. I was impressed by their honesty and professionalism. I recently returned from Afghanistan and bought some jewelry while I was there. A couple of fellow service members told me that you could make a profit buying jewelry cheaply there and selling it back here. I was skeptical, but wanted to try it, so I bought a few pieces, but didn’t spend a lot of money. I brought them here to find out what they might be worth. They took the time to educate me a bit on jewelry from Afghanistan and took the time to examine it, but explained that the appraisal would probably not be worth it because the cost of the appraisal would probably exceed the value. Someone else could have taken my business just for the sake of making money. They told me I had done well, as long as my goal is just to give the pieces I got as gifts and not as investments. So even though it turns out I didn’t make a bunch of cash, I left happy. Next time I do have some jewelry to be appraised, I will definitely come here.
Sean C.
Arlington, VA
I have never met a more honest, professional jewelry appraiser before. I couldn’t believe how dedicated Jeff is to the science of the business – it just truly shows how much he loves his work.
Jeff also took the time to make sure I understood exactly what I was paying for – he made some outstanding recommendations on what to (and what not to ) appraise. In all of the business I’ve done over my lifetime, I have rarely met someone who brilliant to this degree. Thanks, Jeff!
R. R.
Alexandria, VA
“I have used the service of Jeffrey Allinson for jewelry appraisals on numerous occasions. His appraisals have have always been very detailed and he has kept up with the insurance company requirements by providing pictures and plots of precious stones. He is professional and trustworthy so I have no hesitation in leaving valuable pieces with him and would highly recommend his service.”
Linda H.
– McLean, VA
“The service provided was very professional and thorough. Jeff provided detailed explanation for the work he was going to perform and explained and walked me through the appraisal support. I appreciate Jeff performing the appraisal while I waited. He was timely and efficient.”
Erin H.
– Ashburn, VA
“Service above and beyond expectations! Efficient – Excellent reports – Friendly – Conscientious – Highly recommended!”
Barbara D.
– Ashburn, VA
“Mr. Allinson was very helpful and able to provide not only an appraisal of my great grandmother’s engagement ring, but also a bit of history. Prompt and friendly service!”
Brian H.
– Washington, DC
“After purchasing diamond earrings I was looking for an appraiser for insurance purposes. Being new to the area I used the Internet and luckily found Jeffrey Allinson. Jeffrey was professional both on the phone and in person. He was extremely thorough, explained the process, and calmed my nerves by allowing me to stay while he did the appraisal. Great Job!”
Sandy Rogers
– Fairfax, VA
Highly Trustworthy and Knowledgeable
When I needed to have a ring appraised, I turned to Yelp to find a jewelry appraiser who was trustworthy, well-regarded in the industry, and knowledgeable. It did not take long for me to find Jeff, who turned out to be all that and more. Jeff was able to walk me through the different types of appraisals, help me make an informed decision, then produce a detailed, 8-page report to meet my needs.
Jeff is extremely knowledgeable of his trade, patient, kind, and fair. He is my go-to expert on all jewelry matters from now on!
TIPS: Because Jeff is so thorough, plan to give him at least a few days for a detailed appraisal, if possible. Also, although Jeff would probably try to fit in a walk-in if possible because he is such a nice person, appointments are highly recommended.
Sam M.
Arlington, VA
I recently brought my engagement ring here for appraisal for insurance purposes. I was a little nervous about the whole process but Jeffrey Allinson made me feel very comfortable with the whole process. He took his time and explained every little detail. He is very knowledgeable about his craft. The service was fantastic! When I left, I had an extremely detailed 7 page report for my insurance company. The insurance company said it was very detailed and they were amazed. I felt good that he took so much time make sure he gave me a detailed and accurate appraisal, and I insure my ring without question. I would recommend Jeff to anyone who needed a trusted appraiser who does have any other agenda but to get you the best appraisal for your jewelry.
Gracie A.
Centreville, VA
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