Once your item is received we will cover the following.

1. Purpose of appraisal
2. Previous documentation you may have and its accuracy
3. Take in Form completion
4. Estimated Fee(s) for Service(s) to be performed

Examination & Grading

Metal will be examined to identify metal type and karat, as well as gemstones if applicable. Standard non-destructive gemological testing will be used to confirm and/or identify metal and gemstones. Metal may be tested using an electronic metal tester when quality stamp is not present. Gemstones will be examined using some or all of the following processes; microscope, polariscope, refractometer, spectroscope, thermal conductivity tester, dichroscope, color filters, and long-wave / short-wave lighting.


Your item(s) will be carefully weighed and measured and compared to our specification standards. Under no circumstances will any internal parts be removed or altered.


Your item(s) will be photographed to provide a digital record of the item. A number of photographs will be taken to document the condition and style of the jewelry. While your appraisal document will generally include only one photo, the other photos will be maintained in database and will be available in the event of loss or damage of your item(s).

Research & Validation

Once our staff has inspected the item they will detail their findings in writing. Based on their finding an evaluation of the items value will begin.

1. Fair Market Value
2. Retail Replacement Value

Fair Market Value is the price at which the property would change hands between a willing buyer and a willing seller, neither being under any compulsion to buy or sell and both having reasonable knowledge of relevant facts. Generally, this would be the secondary jewelry market (auction, consignment, ebay, etc.)
Retail Replacement Value is what would this item cost today brand new if you walked into a store and wanted to purchase it. While some Vintage items value would exceed this value most items are fit to be grouped into this category. We generally use the Retail replacement value.

Reporting & Documentationn

A valuation report will be prepared that will consist of:

1. Cover Letter
2. Report documentation describing the assignment, assigned use, date, and appraisers statement of certification;
3. Detailed item descriptions
4. Glossary or nomenclature used in diamond grading and colored gemstone grading, and other supporting documentation necessary.
When your appraisal is to be used for insurance, (scheduling, loss, damage) your report will provide all essential details and information required by your insurance underwriter. Should you need any additional specifics please let us know and we will be happy to accommodate any issue.


Luxury Watch Appraissals Include:

Audemars Piguet

Tag Heuer

Cost: $100.00