Our Certified Master Appraiser and GIA Graduate Gemologist provides written appraisal reports to assist in obtaining insurance coverage. Feel free to call, text, or email us with any questions about potential appraisal work.
Retail Replacement Value (RRV) – (highest value, usually for insurance purpose) is defined as the highest amount in terms of US dollars that would be required to replace a property with another of similar age, quality, origin, appearance, provenance, and condition within a reasonable length of time in an appropriate and relevant market.When applicable, sales and/or import tax, commissions, advisement fees, and/or premiums are included in this amount.(AAA 2019 Definitions of Value, p.2)
Scott Papper, GIA GG, AJP, CMA (NAJA)
Gemological Institute of America (GIA) Graduate Gemologist Diamonds Graduate Colored Stones Graduate Applied Jewelry Professional
National Association of Jewelry Appraisers (NAJA) Certified Master Appraiser
Modern Jewelry Vintage & Antique Jewelry
Watches & Pocket Watches
Diamonds Colored Gems
We don't have a "one size fits all" fee schedule, as the fee is based upon the complexity of the assignment.
Simple appraisals for items (such as a gold wedding band or gold chain) start at $80. More complicated appraisals that require extensive gemological testing and/or research will require a higher fee. For large jobs, bulk rates can be negotiated. Travel lab hourly rates can be negotiated if the assignment requires the evaluation of your items at your house, bank, office, etc.