Trust the Experts with your Family Heirlooms

Before you strategize your retirement plan around your great-grandmother’s sapphire brooch, you might want to first consider an appraisal. Usually, a receipt is not given when receiving a family heirloom and, oftentimes, legitimate documentation gets lost if the heirloom has been passed to multiple family members over time. This is why it is important you visit an accredited appraiser, like Accredited Jewelry Appraisers. Having over three decades of experience as certified gemologist, Jeff and Sharon, the owners of Accredited Jewelry Appraisers, have an outstanding reputation with their Washington DC community, making them the most excellent selection for your jewelry appraisal inquiries.


If you did not receive a certificate validating the authenticity of your great-grandmother’s brooch, how could you confirm its worth? An evaluation would take into account several factors, including the condition of the item, the rarity and the demand (what it could go for at auction, typically). The gemologists of Accredited Jewelry Appraisers take their assessments even further, focusing not only on the 4Cs like jewelry appraisers would, but they also meticulously calculate the cutting proportions of stones, a stone’s saturation color, hue, the diamond grading and so much more. Your piece of jewelry will also be weighed, measured and described in detail in the final report. Knowing the genuine value behind your piece of jewelry grants you confidence should you contemplate selling your great-grandmother’s sapphire brooch.


Once the experts of Accredited Jewelry Appraisers analyze and summarize your heirloom, perhaps then it is time to make a sell. You might consider a pawn shop or a generic jewelry buyer as the course to market your jewelry. Afterall, you now know your jewelry’s undeniable worth and you expect that either of these establishments will pay you just that. Unfortunately, these organizations have the reputation of offering pennies on the dollar. Accredited Jewelry Appraisers of Washington DC is your reliable, one-stop-shop for high-quality appraisals and commerce.

Though Accredited Jewelry Appraisers do not actually buy or sell jewelry, they have collaborated with an innovative auction house. With 35 years in the business, Jeff and Sharon have learned that auctions yield the most profit when selling fine jewelry. Some people are reluctant to hear the word “auction” because of the high sellers fees that are typically associated with selling at auctions. Those fees are due whether or not an item is sold. Luckily for you, times have changed and so have the rules associated with consigning jewelry for auction.


First of all, Accredited Jewelry Appraisers offers a reduced seller’s fee and, if your item doesn’t sell, they simply mail it back to you. Or, if you would prefer, your jewelry could be held for the next upcoming auction. Another great perk of utilizing Accredited Jewelry Appraisers is that they do not charge you for insurance, photography and marketing even if your item is not sold right away. As if it couldn’t get any better, your jewelry would also get sales exposure all throughout the United States and it would also reach consumers worldwide! With Accredited Jewelry Appraisers, you have nothing to lose. Give Jeff and Sharon a call and schedule your appraisal today.



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