Why Do I Need a Jewelry Appraisal?

Using a professional, independent gemologist Jewelry Appraiser for your jewelry appraisal, ensures that an unbiased appraiser, adequately valuates your jewelry item.  The true value prohibits you from over insuring the item, paying unnecessary premiums, and protects you and the insurance company. Since the value of jewelry fluctuates with the unstable metal and loose stone markets, it is best to have your jewelry appraised every three to five years.

Reasons for Appraisals                                           

  • Estate Planning
  • Asset Distribution
  • Bankruptcy
  • Charitable Donations
  • Quality Confirmation
  • Diamond Authentication and Certification
  • Jewelry Damage Report

Types of Appraisals

  • Diamond Appraisal
  • Insurance Appraisal
  • Gem Stone Appraisal
  • Watch Appraisal
  • Liquidation Appraisal
  • Antique or Vintage Jewelry Appraisal
  • Estate Appraisal

Insurance companies have two ways to cover a piece of jewelry’s value; as a scheduled or unscheduled item. Any jewelry item valued over $1,000 should have an appraisal. Diamonds require certification with a grading report indicating the quality and value of the diamond. This leaves less room for interpretation should the item ever need to be replaced.  Homeowner’s or rental insurance policies generally cover unscheduled jewelry, although this amount is limited.

Ronnie Miller, G.G., is a Certified Graduate of the Gemological Institute of America, an experienced Jeweler and Watchmaker and has been in the jewelry industry for over 30 years.

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Your Certified G.I.A. Graduate Gemologist performs all appraisals, while you wait.  Each appraisal includes a photograph and complete gemological description. Appraisals are always based on a per-piece rate of $100, regardless of value.

Appointments for appraisals, performed while you wait, may be set at a time convenient for you during regularly scheduled days. We also team up with your bank or insurance agency to provide private confidential services while you wait.

Contact our website: HoustonJewelryAppraisal.com for a monthly schedule of appraisal sites and times offered.  

The Appraisal Process

Stacked RingsYour appraisal expert is always ready to explain the appraisal process. Moreover, your appraisal will be conducted in your presence. This way, you can be sure that the work ethic is flawless, the appraisal is transparent and secure.

Your qualified GIA Gemologist will appraise your diamond jewelry based on four features, also known as the 4C’s: Clarity, Cut, Color and Carat (size). These are the most important features of a gem stone and only the best experts can provide an accurate evaluation of their quality.

Customized and certified documents are created for each appraisal item that includes a photograph, detailed itemization and signature of your GIA Gemologist Appraiser, Ronnie Miller, G.G.