What Is a Gemstone Appraisal? (And Why Should You Get One)

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Jewelry appraisals are commonly used for a variety of reasons, such as determining the retail value and keeping record for insurance policies. That’s not all they’re good for, however; appraisals of your special gemstones can provide a lot of useful information. Read on to find out what you can learn from a gemstone appraisal.

Why Should You Get Your Jewelry Appraised?

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Simply put, a jewelry appraisal is when a certified professional examines your jewelry in order to state it’s dollar-value for purposes of resale, insurance, or tax purposes. Technically, there are 27 different types of appraisals that can be performed, each with their own end goal in mind; when appraising your jewelry, make sure that your appraiser knows exactly why it … Read More

Metal Work, Engraving, & Appraisal Terms Explained

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A few of our customers wanted a better understanding of the jewelry repair terms we use to define our Metal work, Engraving and Appraisal products. Here is a breakdown by category: Metal/Soldering Work Terms Broken bail – repairing or replacing the part of a charm or pendant that connects it to a chain. Broken post – repairing or replacing the part of … Read More