You’ve had your jewelry appraised before, it’s scheduled with your insurance, so you feel completely protected. But maybe it’s been a few years, or you have pieces of value that aren’t appraised or scheduled, which means it’s time to stop in and see us.
You may have heard gold prices have fallen, and this is true. But they’re still astronomically higher than they were in, say, 2008. Right now, gold is hovering right above $1200 an ounce. In December of 2008, gold was in the eight-hundreds. Going back even further, gold was trading at $400 an ounce a decade ago.
Why do you need your jewelry appraised? Maybe your insurance company requires it, you might need it for tax or legal purposes, or you may just be curious how much your family jewels are worth. And if it’s been awhile since you’ve had it looked at, then there is a good chance your things have appreciated in value.
Our gemologist, Dennis Howard, a graduate of the Gemological Institute of America, has over two decades of experience. Because Dennis charges by time, the total cost will depend on the number and complexity of the pieces as well as the amount of research required. Some places charge per piece, and the end cost doesn’t always reflect the amount of work done, so charging by time ensures each piece is given the attention and care it deserves.
We give you two copies of your appraisal (complete with pictures of your pieces) so you can send one to your insurance company and keep one for your records. Perhaps most importantly, you will have a peace of mind knowing and understanding the value of your jewelry.
Visit our website for more information on appraisal services, as well as information on upkeep and repair services. See you soon!