Want to find out the value of your beloved
heirloom or gemstone?
We offer independent appraisal services for all jewelry. Find out more about our process below.
Many clients come by for a free consultation to discuss which items are worth appraising in their collection. It is always a good idea to check with your insurance company ahead of time to see what coverage your policy offers.
An appraisal takes 30-40 mins. This includes taking photos, and cleaning and polishing the piece.
- Appraisal fees start at $95 per item.
- Larger center stones, complex pieces and items that require research start at $150 per item.
- All pricing is stated and agreed to before the work is begun so the client has a clear understanding of what they will be charged.
A professional qualified appraiser will provide a detailed written statement, independently and impartially prepared, describing an opinion on the authenticity and value of the jewelry item including the metal, design and stones. A thorough appraisal includes physical documentation, and color photographs. An appraiser will also point out any needed repairs to your jewelry items on the appraisal.
Lauren O. Inc. professionally cleans you jewelry item prior to examination to insure the most accurate grading and valuation. Each stone is checked to determine if it is natural, synthetic, imitation or enhanced. The diamonds and gemstones are graded for cut, color, clarity and carat weight. All jewelry is evaluated for its metal content, quality of workmanship, design and period of style.
Each appraisal comes with a detailed description and full-color digital photograph to clearly identify your jewelry.
To insure an accurate assessment of your jewelry, bring any documentation you have on your jewelry items to the appraisal appointment. Be sure to include sales receipts, diamond or gemstone lab certificates, warranties, old appraisals or insurance summaries, and any documentation that details factual information regarding the history or provenance of your jewelry item.
Appraising your jewelry will safeguard your investment if it ever becomes lost or stolen. If replacement or settlement becomes necessary, the accuracy and detail included in a Lauren O. Inc. appraisal makes it possible to identify your jewelry items or to have exact duplicates recreated.
A comprehensive written appraisal is accepted as proper identification by most authorities. A valid appraisal is particularly important in proving your claim on lost or stolen jewelry, or proving ownership if traveling to a foreign country.
A current and objective appraisal will indicate the market value of your jewelry item. This valuable information can be used to determine if your jewelry is adequately insured and will take the guess work out of calculating insurance coverage and premiums.