Appraisals

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 three types of appraisals- insurance, estate and liquidation/bankruptcy.

Schedule a free consultation to determine which type is right for you.  If the appraisal is needed for a legal manner, ask your attorney which type they require and if you need it in writing (most likely you will.)

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

If you are interested in selling your jewelry there is no cost to do so. Visit our gold buying page here for more information on this service.

INSURANCE APPRAISAL

A formal and detailed legal document with photographs describing and valuing your jewelry

Replacement valuation (Highest Value) for obtaining insurance

The item must be left for evaluation.

Standard turn around is 3 business days.

24 hour or while you wait service is available.

25% discount given for multiple items

ESTATE APPRAISAL

Used to facilitate fair distribution to heirs of for separation.

Fair Market Value (Middle Value)

A. Verbal

$45 up to 5 items, $10 per additional item

While you wait

B. Written

$45 first item, $10 per additional item

While you wait, no photos, typed with signature & raised seal

LIQUIDATION/BANKRUPTCY APPRAISAL

Cash/Scrap Value (Lowest Value)

A. Verbal

Free up to 5 items, $5 per additional item

While you wait

B. Written

$25 first item, $5 per additional item

While you wait, no photos, typed with signature & raised seal

**APPOINTMENTS REQUIRED**

Schedule your free consultation 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If your insurance is based on an outdated appraisal, then you are not fully insured!