Jewelry appraisals are incredibly important to help establish an appropriate replacement value for insurance purposes. Professional and complete appraisals will show the number and quality of gemstones, the type of metal and weight, etc.
As the gemstone and precious metals markets constantly evolve, it’s not uncommon to update jewelry appraisals. For example, if you had an appraisal from 1999 when gold was around $280/ounce, the valuation would vary drastically from today where gold is $1500/ounce.
Where to get jewelry appraised
As a free service to our customers, we offer free jewelry appraisals for all items that we sell for over $1000. This service does not need to be requested and is included with all items over $1000.
If you have a piece of jewelry that was handed down, given to you or acquired on the secondary market, we recommend going to a reputable local jewelry appraiser, or, if you're local, feel free to request an appraisal from our staff jewelers.
Here is helpful link to the National Association of Jewelry Appraisers that can help you find a local jewelry appraiser.
Appraisals at deBebians
Bring us your jewelry and have it independently appraised by one of our GIA graduate gemologists. A jewelry appraisal is a document required by insurance companies for the purpose of replacing the item in the event of theft, loss or damage. Our experienced GIA graduate gemologists will appraise your jewelry for a fair value so that you are appropriately covered by your insurance policy. We do not overvalue jewelry, which would result in unnecessarily high insurance premiums; nor do we undervalue jewelry, so that you are not fully covered when its value increases due to rising market prices of gold, platinum and diamonds.
Three Business Day Turnaround Time - $120
While You Wait (depends on availability) - $200