An accurate appraisal is paramount to secure and preserve the value of your cherished pieces. At Rick Terry Jewelry Designs, we offer professional appraisal services performed by our certified gemologist. We ensure you have the necessary documentation to safeguard your treasures, whether for insurance purposes, estate evaluations, or personal records.
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An appraisal is a detailed report of the value of a piece of jewelry. It includes important information such as the carat total weight, mounting material, color, clarity, and gemstone grading. It’s more than a mere valuation; an appraisal also verifies the authenticity and quality of your jewelry.
Our Appraisal Process
Our certified gemologist, with an in-depth understanding of the intricacies of precious metals and gemstones, conducts a thorough examination of your jewelry. We use cutting-edge technology and globally recognized grading systems to provide accurate and consistent results. Our appraisal reports provide the “retail replacement value” of your item. This represents the cost of recreating the piece by our skilled jewelers, based on the current day’s material cost and market trends.
Your appraisal report will include a detailed description of your jewelry piece, including measurements, weights, grades, and a photograph. We ensure all the critical elements that affect the value of your jewelry are accurately captured, providing you with a comprehensive understanding of your piece’s worth.
We believe in transparency and fairness in pricing. Our appraisal services are priced at $150 for the first item. If you have multiple pieces to be appraised during one visit, each additional piece is appraised at a cost of $100. This price includes a detailed inspection, professional photography, research, and the preparation of your appraisal report.
What You Receive
After the appraisal, we provide a digital copy of your report, which can be easily shared with your insurance company or stored securely. Upon request, we also provide a printed copy of the appraisal, perfect for your personal records or to accompany the jewelry if it is a heirloom or gift.
Why Choose Rick Terry Jewelry Designs for Your Appraisals
Our professional approach, coupled with our certified gemologist’s expertise, ensures that your jewelry appraisal is accurate, reliable, and fair. We uphold the highest standards of ethical conduct and adhere strictly to the professional guidelines of appraisal practices. Furthermore, we respect your privacy and guarantee the confidentiality of your appraisal details.
At Rick Terry Jewelry Designs, we understand the sentimental and monetary value of your jewelry. We are committed to helping you understand and protect the true value of your treasures. With our professional appraisal services, you can secure your valued possessions with confidence, knowing their worth has been accurately assessed by our certified gemologist.
Entrust your precious jewelry pieces to us for a professional appraisal. At Rick Terry Jewelry Designs, we offer not only peace of mind, but also a wealth of expertise, ensuring your treasured pieces are valued accurately and fairly.