What is a Jewelry Appraisal?

A jewelry appraisal is a value assigned to your jewelry as of a specific date.  The type of value is defined in the scope of work at your initial consultation

Jewelry Appraisals at JF Jones Jewelers

Appraisals are completed by our third generation owner, Brittany Jones Lonthair, GIA Diamonds Graduate.  Brittany was born and raised in the business learning from her late father, Leonard Jones, whom was trained by his late father, Joseph F Jones.  Brittany uses a combination of current and old-world technology and practices to thoroughly evaluate your jewelry.  All items are fully insured and kept in our safe.

Different Types of Appraisals

JF Jones provides four types of appraisals- insurance, estate, bankruptcy or cash.

Schedule a free consultation to determine which type is right for you.  If the appraisal is needed for a legal manner, ask your attorney what they require.

Please bring any documentation, including prior appraisals, original receipts and diamond reports to your appointment.


A formal and detailed legal document describing and valuing your jewelry

Replacement valuation (Highest Value) for obtaining insurance

Pricing starts at $125 per item

The item must be left for evaluation.

Typed, with three photos, signature and raised seal.

Standard turn around is one week.

Express service is available.

Free insurance appraisal with purchase of JF Jones Jewelry.

Updated appraisals are 1/2 price (must provide original JF Jones appraisal)

Appraisal updates are recommended periodically to make sure that your coverage is adequate for today’s rising gold and diamond markets. Most insurance companies require an updated appraisal every five years.


Used to facilitate fair distribution to heirs or for separation/divorce or to determine fair selling price to a private party (Craigslist, Facebook Marketplace or Ebay.)

Fair Market Value (Middle Value)

$45 first item, $10 per additional item

While you wait, typed with signature & raised seal


Cash/Scrap Value (Lowest Value)

$25 first item, $5 per additional item

While you wait, typed with signature & raised seal


Cash/Scrap Value (Lowest Value)

There is no fee for us to evaluate your jewelry and make you an offer while you wait.

Receipt available upon request.

Payment may be made in the form of cash or check.

*Diamonds must be accompanied by original paperwork (appraisal, receipt, lab report etc.) to prove ownership

For more information on this service please click here.

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!