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Jewelry appraisal is a legal document, providing a statement of the monetary value of a piece of jewelry for a specific purpose stated and according to current trends in a specific market. The jewelry item is examined and evaluated by our appraiser. The appraisal includes both the metal and the gemstones.
Our store appraisals last for ten years and the report will contain the following information:
An example of limiting conditions and assumptions is evaluating mounted stones. Gemstones can only be graded and examined thoroughly when they are loose, but removing gemstones from their setting to grade them can compromise the integrity of the jewelry piece.
The content of the report varies slightly according to the appraisal purpose. Insurance-oriented appraisals tend to include sketches, photographs and many details, so that the piece can be faithfully recreated if lost.
We are at your service for several types of appraisals:
Jewelry appraisal is necessary in a number of situations, such as:
Diamond appraisal states the monetary value of diamonds according to a specific market. Diamond grading is a detailed examination of diamond attributes included in 4 C’s – carat, cut, color and clarity. Gradings are performed in gemological laboratories and by officially-certified professionals.
As you can see, the two are not the same but they are connected. The market trends assign a certain value to diamonds according to their attributes. Knowing the market trends and your diamond’s 4C’s, you can make an estimate of its worth.
If you are interested in jewelry appraisal in Redlands, CA and the neighboring areas, feel free to contact Emerson & Farrar Fine Jewelry via phone or visit us in our showroom on 27 East State Street. We are at your service!Contact Us Today