A trained Gemologist or their assistant will assist you in reviewing your appraising needs. We do written appraisals for insurance, estate, as well as invoiced verbal appraisals (these so called verbal appraisal are done with minimal info i.e., description and estimated retail which is then put on the invoice that this service is billed on, this type of appraisal is the least expensive). These are fee generated and based on a per hour charge, starting with a minimum base charge. After your jewelry is evaluated we clean and polish the items as part of our service. The appraiser’s findings and determinations are put down on sturdy document paper and placed in an appraisal folder for safe keeping. If you wish, we will take detailed close up pictures of what’s been appraised, for a slight extra charge. This will aid you and the insurer in case you incur a loss, for identification and replacement purposes. We make copies of your appraisal and pictures so you may give a set to your insurer. If you ever lose your appraisal, we can reprint it for a small service fee.
There is another service we offer which is “Gem Identification” for when you don’t know what it is, a minimal fee is charged.
Another type of service we offer is metal testing for the karat gold value.