Appraisals

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The Jewelbox offers formal appraisals for all of your treasured jewelry. Bring your pieces in to our in house CGA (Certified Gemologist Appraiser) for a comprehensive appraisal.

 

What is an appraisal?

An appraisal is a value given to a particular piece of jewelry on a particular date. Your appraisal will describe in detail all the attributes of your piece. There are multiple reasons for getting an appraisal for your jewelry. The most common reason for appraisals is for insurance purposes to cover theft, disappearance and damage. Another common reason for appraisals is for estate purposes. These appraisals are used to determine the fair market evaluation for resale or equitable disbursement of inherited items.


A Certified Gemological Appraiser (CGA) is recognized throughout the jewelry industry as an appraisal authority. The title of CGA is the highest award by the American Gem Society. It is bestowed upon only those retail jewelers who comply with the american Gem Society Appraisal Standards and have proven expertise and professionalism.

Estate Appraisals

An estate appraisal is utilized in the administration of the estate of a deceased individual to establish payment of the inheritance tax or for fair division of the estate property among the estate heirs. The estate appraisal is based on the fair market value as defined by United States treasury regulations.

Insurance Appraisals

An insurance replacement appraisal establishes the cost of replacement of an item in case of loss, theft or damage. GCS insurance appraisals provide accurate and detailed description and a photograph for documentation of jewelry items. Original documents are enclosed in a special folder.

Pricing

What you will receive:

Formal appraisal with photos presented in a professional folder.

Standard diamond insurance replacement document.

One item: $175

Each additional item: $80

If GIA documentation is provided

One item: $150

each additional item: $75

Pearl & colored gemstone jewelry appraisals

First Item: $250

With GIA documentation: $170

For large estates: $250 an hour


If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to reach out.