All appointments are scheduled at your convenience. At your appointment, we will clean, identify, measure, weigh, and grade your jewelry. You will leave with your jewelry. Payment for any services is due at the time of the appointment.
Jewelry is photographed for all appraisals. The appraisal is completed after the appointment. You will receive the appraisal report via email within 7-10 business days, if not sooner. Printed copies are available for an additional fee. Most appraisal appointments are scheduled for one hour. Longer appointments may be needed for multiple or complex items.
Valuation appointments are scheduled based on the type and amount of jewelry you have to be identified and valued. Typically we start with a one hour appointment and you prioritize the order in which items are analyzed. Often clients bring more jewelry to the appointment than expected, which is fine. We always leave time in our schedule to accommodate our clients and with their approval, extend the appointment. Most valuations are done at the appointment. When valuing estate jewelry, sometimes additional research is required, particularly for period items. In this case, the jewelry is photographed for further research.