What Is A Jewelry Appraisal?

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What Is A Jewelry Appraisal? A jewelry appraisal is an objective, unbiased, fully researched estimate of quality and value of a piece of jewelry. It is the opinion of the Valuer supported by experience, education, training, skills and gem equipment. First, the Valuer must determine what the intended use of the appraisal is, then ascertain […]

How long are jewelry appraisals good for?


Market trends and values change constantly. An update on a current appraisal is recommended every two years. Most appraisers will update the documents that they have already written for you for a small fee.

What’s the difference between a gem lab certificate and an appraisal?

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A gem lab certificate is a document issued by a gem laboratory. Once the gem is examined using a standardized grading system and standardized equipment by more than one grader, sufficient concurrence of their highly trained and educated opinions is noted in the form of a report. Most gem laboratories do not provide gem or […]

What’s a loupe? What’s it for? How do we use it?

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A jewelry appraisal loupe is the most popular gem and jewelry instrument or tool. It is portable and gives us the ability to assess gems and jewelry efficiently. A loupe with a black housing is a magnifier that is fully corrected for both chromatic and spherical distortion, (or in scientific terms, aberrations); meaning, fully corrected […]