An appraisal is a document that describes an item, assesses its relative quality and assigns a value to it. Descriptions usually cover the visible, measurable and analyzable facts about the item (weight, materials, markings). Most jewelry appraisals also describe subjective features such as gemstone quality, relative rarity and overall quality of manufacture.
The majority of appraisals done today are for insurance replacement (retail replacement) purposes. Insurance appraisals reflect the realistic cost of replacing an item in a jewelry store that regularly sells the type of item being appraised.
Our expert GIA accredited graduate gemologist Yvonne has years of experience doing appraisals. Give us a call to schedule your appraisal appointment at 906-643-7001.