Services and Fees

jeanne-hawk-ringWe are an independent gemological laboratory specializing in the appraisal of fine jewelry. We provide appraisal and consulting services to clients in our office or off-site at their location. Located in Titusville, our service area includes clients from the space coast area – Titusville, Mims, Port  Saint John, Rockledge, Cocoa, Merritt Island, Port Canaveral, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach, Melbourne, Viera, Indialantic, Palm Bay, New Smyrna Beach, Daytona Beach – and Orlando.

Services

Gem Identification
Diamond and Colored Gemstone Grading
Jewelry Appraisals
Market Value Estimations
Consultation Quality Assessments

Fees

Appraisal fees are based on the complexity of the item(s) and the research and analysis necessary to determine an estimate of value and produce a comprehensive appraisal report.

Simple items, such as plain wedding bands and gold chains, require less time to appraise, while more complicated items require more time, such as antique or period pieces or items with many diamonds. The appraisal is priced accordingly.

Estimates for appraisal fees are provided by phone and are based on the client’s description of the item. Appraisal fees rarely exceed the original estimate and sometimes are less. Any adjustments to the estimate are made and agreed to once the jewelry is examined at the onset of the appointment.

All appraisal reports are prepared in accordance with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), authorized by Congress as the source of appraisal standards and appraiser qualifications.

Consultations are available for non-appraisal services such as verbal valuations, gemstone and metal identification, market value estimations, and quality assessments. Fees are based on an hourly rate with a 1/4 hour minimum.

An additional discount is given to active and retired veterans with a Military ID.

Appointments and Payments

In order to best meet the needs of our clients, services are provided by appointment only. Please contact us at 321-408-8244 or via email to schedule an appointment. Payment for services rendered is due at the time of the appointment. We accept all major credit cards, debit cards, local checks, and cash.

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