Jewelry appraisals play a crucial role in preserving and protecting the value of your jewelry. The House of Silva provides professional jewelry appraisals giving you assurance and confidence about the worth of your jewelry.
What are Jewelry Appraisals?
A jewelry appraisal is a detailed description and assessment of the relative quality of your jewelry. Appraisals are meant to determine the value of your jewelry based on the jewelry’s materials, craftsmanship, condition, and market value.
At House of Silva, jewelry appraisals are done by professional appraisers with expertise in gemology, jewelry materials and craftsmanship, and market trends. They generate detailed appraisal reports that include:
Description of the jewelry
Photograph of the piece of jewelry
Gemstone grading information
Comprehensive valuation statement
We conduct jewelry appraisals for:
Antique and vintage Jewelry
Custom and bespoke Jewelry
You can take your jewelry to our store for an appraisal or opt for our online jewelry appraisals
Benefits of Jewelry Appraisals
Are you wondering why you need a jewelry appraisal?
Accurate valuation for insurance.
We do jewelry appraisals for insurance. We provide an accurate and documented value of the jewelry, which is essential for obtaining proper insurance coverage for loss, theft, or damage.
Fair market value.
Fair market value appraisals show the actual selling price of your item. It is typically lower than retail replacement values.
Estate jewelry appraisals determine the value of jewelry assets, allowing for fair distribution among heirs. We also offer antique jewelry appraisals.
Authenticity and quality.
Appraisals conducted by certified and experienced professionals provide authenticity of gemstones, precious metals, and other materials used in jewelry. We also do vintage jewelry appraisals.
Protection against fraud or theft.
Jewelry appraisals provide documentation and evidence of your jewelry's value and characteristics, authenticity verification, and proof of ownership.
Our jewelry appraisal process begins with an initial consultation between the appraiser and the client to gather information about the purpose of the appraisal, the type of jewelry being appraised, and any specific concerns or requirements the client may have.
Examination and Documentation
The appraiser carefully examines and inspects the jewelry piece. Your item is assessed based on overall condition, including wear and tear, damage, or repairs. They also examine the gemstones, such as diamonds or colored gemstones, to evaluate their quality, color, clarity, and cut.
Research and Market Analysis
The appraiser conducts research to gather relevant information about the jewelry, such as its historical background, designer or manufacturer, and market trends. They may consult industry databases, auction records, and reference materials to gather data and support their valuation. This research helps provide context and accuracy to the appraisal, especially for antique jewelry appraisals.
Professional Appraisal Report
The appraiser prepares a detailed appraisal report which includes:
Description of the jewelry piece, including details about the gemstones, metal composition, measurements, and any distinguishing features.
High-quality photographs of the jewelry.
The appraised value of the jewelry including the quality and characteristics of the gemstones, the craftsmanship, materials, the age and rarity of the piece, and the current market demand.
Confidentiality and Security
Our professional appraisers demonstrate professionalism, protect client interests, and maintain the integrity of the appraisal process. We handle your personal information and valuable assets with the utmost care and discretion.
Set an appointment for your jewelry appraisal today.
Please complete our online form or call (330) 345-1106.