Outside Jewelry Appraisal Information
We partnered with an outside appraiser to prepare appraisals to the highest standards and, upon completion, include the following:
+ Detailed description of each appraised item
+ Enlarged digital photograph of each item printed on the document
+ Metal content determination
+ Gemstone identification, grading, measurement and weight calculation/estimation
+ Verification of Gemological laboratory reports whenever possible
+ Fully researched valuation at the appropriate market level
+ Identification of designer or manufacturer, whenever possible
+ Complete professional cleaning and inspection of mounting
+ An explanation of value, along with the intent (appropriate use) of the appraisal document
About the Kesslers Diamonds Gemological Laboratory
Kesslers Diamonds maintains an extensive gemological laboratory. A GIA Graduate Gemologist/Certified Appraiser performs all work on our premises to ensure that your jewelry is safe and secure. The following are some of the tools used to assist in the appraisal process:
+ Stereo zoom microscope with dark field illumination
+ Polariscope and Refractometer
+Electronic metal, gem, and diamond testers
+Diamond color master grading stones
+ Gemstone color grading system
+ Electronic gem scale
Frequently Asked Questions About Our Jewelry Appraisal Services
What is an “independent jewelry appraiser?”
An independent jewelry appraiser acts as an impartial third party. The appraiser should not act as a buyer or a seller. This assures you that the appraiser is being fair and impartial; that the pieces being appraised are not being artificially inflated or devalued.
Do I need to bring any other documentation with me when I come for my appointment?
Yes. In order to give you the most accurate appraisal possible, bring with you any previous appraisals, receipts, or diamond reports from GIA, EGL, AGS, etc.
How often do I need to have my jewelry appraised?
Most insurance companies recommend that you have your jewelry appraisal reports updated every two or three years. Please keep in mind you will need to have items with large gemstones -- especially diamonds -- updated more often than an item with no gemstones at all.
How much are appraisals?
Independent jewelry appraisals start at $125, and $100 for each additional piece. Pricing may vary depending on presented jewelry.
If you wish to have your jewelry appraised or need more information, stop in or call the Kesslers Diamonds nearest you.