The appraisal of fine jewelry is normally performed in order to satisfy insurance underwriters for the purpose of obtaining separately scheduled insurance on the items. But the appraisal can also be an essential tool in settling a probate or estate issue and auction estimates as well as other legal issues. The execution of a properly carried out and presented appraisal is of the utmost importance as far as accuracy and identification is concerned.
All information is gathered and presented using the industry standard grading system and language appropriate of the Gemological Institute of America. All appraisals are accomplished and presented reflecting the Universal Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) standards detailed by The Appraisal Foundation.
All appraisals are performed on an appointment basis, the client can bring the item or items in and stay during the evaluation, or leave the items at the store. While the initial evaluation is performed in the store, after the client takes their items home, we will research and complete the report to be delivered to the store or sent to their home.
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