Freeman Jewelers has performed Jewelry Appraising services for several years. Armed with more than 35 years of industry experience combined with training from the Gemological Institue of America, Susie Freeman can provide you with your Insurance replacement or Estate Jewelry appraisal needs.
What is a jewelry appraisal?
An appraisal is an opinion as to the authenticity, quality, design and value of a piece of jewelry. Since it is an opinion, backed and supported by training, equipment and experience, it is important to understand that there can be honest variations between competent appraisals.
Most people commonly believe that the declared price evaluation is the most important aspect of an appraisal. This is not true! Actually, the most important part (and the most protective to the customer) is an explicit description of the jewelry item, accurately depicting the design, the metal, and the stones.
YOU SHOULD HAVE YOUR JEWELRY APPRAISED
Remember that the most reliable appraisal is an opinion based on knowledge gained through education and special training, backed up by technical equipment and reinforced by experience.
- On the purchase of new jewelry, assure coverage for replacement in case of loss or theft.
- In view of continuing inflation, it is a good idea to have all your jewelry appraised every two or three years.
To give yourself the benefits of the most accurate appraisal possible, heed these points:
- Don't try to save money on an appraisal. For a professional evaluation, expect to pay a fair fee.
- Don't rush your appraiser. Give him/her adequate time to carefully examine every facet of your jewelry. The more intricate the jewelry, the more time needed to examine it.
Appraisals do not represent an offer to purchase or replace your jewelry.