The process of doing your jewelry appraisal is this…I take all the information necessary to do the finished document in front of you. That way, you don’t leave your jewelry and take with you when we’re done. On the average, it takes me 20 to 30 minutes per item to take the information to do a jewelry appraisal. For a loose diamond appraisal or loose gemstone appraisal the time would be around 15 to 20 minutes per item. Once I have the information, I put it into a document accepted by insurance companies and email it to you. Normally, you‘ll have your jewelry appraisal the same day.
Because appraisals are tailored to each situation, costs can vary according to the time it takes to do a competent, credible job. Some of these factors are: complexity or simplicity of the item itself, its rarity, the number of items, the nature of the assignment (for instance, litigation and tax liability assignments are generally more time-consuming than insurance coverage).
If you don’t know where to go to get jewelry appraised…read your local jewelry appraiser reviews. Also, if your purpose is to sell diamond jewelry, a current jewelry appraisal will help you decide a better selling price.