What is a Jewelry Appraisal?
A jewelry appraisal is a written document prepared by an independent appraiser, describing your jewelry and giving a replacement value as of a specific date.
Jewelry Appraisals at JF Jones Jewelers
We have a full laboratory on premises including current and old-world technology to thoroughly evaluate your jewelry.
Different Types of Appraisals
JF Jones provides three types of appraisals- insurance, verbal and bankruptcy/estate.
Please bring in any documentation, including prior appraisals, original receipt and diamond certificates.
Written Insurance Appraisals
A formal and detailed legal document with photographs describing and valuing your jewelry
Replacement valuation for insurance or tax purposes or estate valuation
The item must be left for evaluation
Prices Start at $125.00
Discounts given for multiple items
Used for diving estates when taxation is not a factor
A general valuation, including stone and metal identification
Written legal document for court purposes
States current liquidation value/ scrap price offered
Appointment required for While you wait service
Multiple items may need to be left for service
Bankruptcy/Estate appraisals start at $45.00
Verbal Jewelry Appraisals
A general valuation, including stone and metal identification done while you wait by our jeweler.
Also includes determining if an item is authentic, and a fair selling price to a private party.
This can also be used for general estate valuation where taxation is not a factor.
Verbal Appraisal $45 per 15 minutes, with a minimum charge of $45
All prices per item
Metal, diamond and gem prices have increased significantly over the years.
If your insurance is based on an outdated appraisal, then you are not fully insured!