Whether it’s for insurance purposes or because you’re considering selling a piece of jewelry, a proper jewelry appraisal can help protect your interests by documenting the full value of the piece appraised. But what happens during a jewelry appraisal? Read on to find out more:
Before you bring in your jewelry for an appraisal, there are a few things you may want to do first, including:
The appraisal includes grading the gems in the piece. This involves checking color, clarity, carat weight, cutting proportions, finish, cut grade and enhancements that may have been done to the gemstone. It will also include notations on the mounting they are set in, including weighing, measuring and description, identifying marks, a metallurgical analysis, any accent stones and custom work.
The final appraisal report includes this information in addition to multiple photos of the piece, an explanation of the grading system, explanation of value used and a signed copy of the appraiser’s certificate of practice.
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