Why appraise my jewelry?
Although some premium insurance policies update values on your insured jewelry annually, most do not. The majority of homeowner’s insurance policies require an updated appraisal of your fine jewelry in order to extend full, current coverage to them. Due to the fluctuation in prices of gemstones and precious metals, your insured pieces should be appraised every 2-5 years so that you have an accurate valuation of their estimated retail replacement cost.
With the recent wild fluctuations in precious metals and gemstones, if your current appraisal is more than five years old, today’s climate really requires an up-to-date valuation, especially for larger pieces.
Who does the appraisal?
All of A.J. Martin’s jewelry appraisals are done by a local, GSA Certified and GIA Certified Graduate Gemologist, who examines your piece(s) in our shop, in front of you, and in most cases will not need more than half an hour of your time.
What services are offered?
- Estate Valuation
- Fair Market Valuation
- Retail Replacement Valuation
- Color Grading
- Stone Plotting
- Gemstone Identification and Authentication
The cost of appraisals is $100 for the first item, and $85 for each subsequent item. For larger stones (> 1ct), for which a plot should be drawn, a fee of $25 is assessed.
How do I proceed?
Appraisals are done by appointment only. Please call us to ask about scheduling.