The most common reason to get a jewelry appraisal is for insurance coverage. Determining the current market value of your jewelry is the only way you can be sure your insurance is adequate to cover it against theft, loss or damage. However, there are many other reasons for appraisals.
With the increase in gold, diamond and gemstone values, appraisals take on even greater importance. An experienced independent gemologist/appraiser can verify that your diamonds and other jewelry are appropriately valued to replace them in today’s market.
How can you tell you’ve found a professional who will safeguard your valuables and deliver accurate results? Whether you would like an insurance appraisal, estate appraisal or liquidation value appraisal, Matthew’s Jewelers G.I.A. Graduate Gemologists and appraisers have over 150 years of combined experience in jewelry appraisals.
Each item in your appraisal is thoroughly cleaned, precise measurements of your stones are recorded and your metal is tested and weighed. You will receive color digital photographs taken from multiple angles. Once the appraisal is complete, you will receive two copies, one of which is laminated. Your results are backed up and stored in our computer system, which is housed in our secure vault, should you ever need a copy.