WHAT IS A JEWELLERY APPRAISAL?
A jewellery appraisal is a process in which a professional examines a piece of jewellery and arrives at an estimate of its worth. It is an unbiased opinion as to the identity, composition, quality and value described in an appraisal document, which is the official report of the appraisal.
WHY DO I NEED A JEWELLERY APPRAISAL?
There are a number of reasons to seek jewellery appraisal services, ranging from the need to insure a piece of jewellery, to the desire to price out jewellery before offering it for resale, settlement of an estate or for the division of property.
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW
Due to the subjective nature of evaluation and because the Canadian jewellery industry lacks strict guidelines with regards to minimum education or experience for an Appraiser to provide an evaluation, it is not uncommon to see 2 appraisers opinions of value vary significantly. The burden is on the consumer to ensure a company's reputation and the Appraisers credentials.
SHERRIE ANNE TAYLOR
A.J.P., G.G. (GIA) C.G.A., R.M.V.
Graduate Gemologist Appraiser, Registered Master Valuer:
Master Valuer Registration number 0061418243
APPRAISAL CLINICS ARE SCHEDULED THE 2ND SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH
Appraisals for your jewellery need to be scheduled in advance and dropped off prior to the scheduled Clinic date. Pick up of your jewellery can be scheduled for later the same day at the Appraisal Clinic or at your convenience another business day.
*Note that the actual completed Appraisal documentation does not arrive for 1-2 weeks after the Appraisal Clinic.
For those of you that are out of area, contact us to schedule an appointment where drop off and pick up can be coordinated same day for your convenience.
COST GUIDELINES per item *HST additional
Standard Jewellery Items with and without stones: $95
Special Jewellery Item: Vintage where research is required, elaborate, multi-diamond and/or multi-coloured and/or very large and/or unusual gemstones - $100+ *will quote on an individual basis