Anspach’s Jewelry offers a full range of jewelry appraisal or jewelry valuation services. Jewelry appraising can be as simple as a quick evaluation of an item of jewelry for the sake of curiosity, or as complex as determining the value of an estate. Jewelry appraising can be performed in several ways depending on the purpose of the customer’s request.Below are some of the common reasons to appraise an item of jewelry.
Jewelry appraising for insurance purposes. This usually requires a full, written description of the jewelry pieces and gemstones, along with pictures of the jewelry, and a retail or replacement valuation of the items. Occasionally a diamond or gemstone requires certification. Certification is an independent and renown determination of diamond or gemstone quality, which is usually performed by trusted gem laboratories. The most trusted and widely acclaimed laboratory used is the Gemological Institute of America (GIA).
Estate evaluations of jewelry, are usually performed either to satisfy family members as to the value of a loved one’s jewelry collection; or for the purpose of probate valuations. Estate jewelry is usually valued on a cash basis, or true value, which is the amount the estate could realistically sell the items of for immediately. This value is usually drastically lower than the retail value.
Many customers will drop by or call for a jewelry appraisal services, and what they really mean is that they want to sell their jewelry. Anspach’s Jewelry will, absolutely, give you the best price for your gold, silver, or platinum jewelry, and fully explain the entire jewelry selling/buying process to our clients. You can rest assured that you will be treated fairly and honestly by any of our knowledgeable staff members.