Is is a written professional opinion of the authenticity, quality, design and approximate value of a piece of jewellery for the purposes of retail replacement, probate or estate. The appraisal document would include details such as a description, manufacturing process, types of metals, types of stones and their measurement, size and clarity and in some instances, spacial considerations. Since it is an “informed, professional opinion”, there can be variations between appraisals.
The most common reason for obtaining an appraisal is for insurance purposes (ie. insuring against loss, theft, damage, etc.)
Our appraisal fees vary according on the service being rendered and intended use of the appraisal.
The more time required for the appraisal and the more thorough and detailed the appraisal, the more it would cost. We will provide you with an estimate of the fees based on your needs and intended purpose of your appraisal, prior to commencing the appraisal. The typical cost of an appraisal will usually be in the range of $50-$100 per
Yes. All appraisals are done in our store. Typical time for an appraisal is 1 hour or less.
For many customers protecting their fine jewellery investment with a personal jewellery insurance policy makes sense and gives great peace of mind. While DeBearj Jewellers does not sell insurance, we do recommend Jewelers Mutual Insurance Co., a leading specialist in the field. Their policies are all-risk, covering theft, loss and damage.