Everything! Your jewelry has value and unlike a car will appreciate over time. Jewelry is an investment, by not having an accurate appraisal you and your insurance company will only guess at it’s value. This will cost you in the end.
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF JEWELRY APPRAISERS
Nicholas D’Antonio, certified Jewelry Appraisers, has spent ten years fine tuning and developing a fully customized system and methodology that gives incredibly accurate jewelry appraisals recognized by many insurance companies.
OVER TEN YEARS AS A CERTIFIED APPRAISER
Nicholas D’Antonio has created a very extensive multistage Appraisal system that is second to none. Schedule an appointment on the form below with Nicholas D’Antonio to have him discuss what type of appraisal you need and to come up with a comprehensive, well documented, and certified jewelry appraisal.
THE BEST FORM OF PROTECTION
A jewelry appraisal is protection. Nicholas will perform a fully researched and comprehensive examination and estimate of the quality, value, materials, and marks or distinctions to all item of jewelry or gemstone.
DISTINCTIONS OF SERVICE
Retail jewelers tend to buy and sell merchandise in a store. Gemologists identify and evaluate the quality of gemstones. A certified jewelry appraiser will identify and grade gemstones, identify the age and antiquity, grade the jewelry design and type of craftsmanship. Nicholas is a certified Jewelry Appraiser, graduate from the GIA (Gemological Institute of America) as a Gemologist, in Colored Stones, and in Diamonds.
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HAVING YOUR JEWELRY APPRAISED
Care is given while several grades of testing are performed to establish the current value of your jewelry based on quality, age, design, materials, and a few personally designed systems for better grading to get an accurate final estimate of it’s worth.
IT'S ALL IN THE DETAILS
We use many types of precision instruments to determine the specific value of every piece of jewelry. Specific testing for the metals and their purity. For gemstones we employ a Binocular Microscope, a Spectroscope, a Refractometer, to name a few of the tools we use appraising gemstones and making every inclusion and irregularity inside of a stone stand out under our inspection.
Every Appraisal comes with a list of credentials and certifications so you will be assured of the legitimacy and validity of each appraisal.
REASONS TO HAVE YOUR JEWELRY APPRAISED
Insurance, replacement, cash value, damage, protection, identification, auctions, collateral, estate, probate, donation, divorce, and in some cases bankruptcy. In every case, a properly appraised piece of jewelry will alleviate any uncertainty and speed things up.
Having your jewelry appraised at the most accurate value in a detailed report will establish the retail replacement value in the most appropriate form for obtaining insurance coverage. Insurance appraisals can be requested by anyone who wishes to obtain insurance on their jewelry.
If you have items of jewelry that are important enough to wonder if you should have them appraised, the answer is yes. When damage or loss occurs, having an appraisal before hand aids in determining the pre-existing condition of the item and will determine the value of damage or loss in value for insurance claims.
When sign your jewelry or gemstones in the liquidation of assets for business, having certified appraisals of the value of your jewelry aids the process. For collateral purposes a concise and well documented appraisal will make the transition quick and orderly when time is a factor.