Appraisals& Valuations
Get the valuation you need from a G.I.A. Certified Gemologist where you and your gemstones are most safe.

We Adapt toYour Preferences



There is a set-up fee and a mileage fee for clients outside of city limits, and you must have a desktop or table space and an electrical outlet available. This option is suitable if you have several pieces of jewellery that you do not feel comfortable traveling with, if you have travel constraints, or if you find yourself otherwise unable to visit our locations in person.

$250 CAD Setup*

+ $125 CAD/Each piece

* Travel expenses outside of the Greater Calgary Area are $0.63 CAD per Kilometer. Maximum of 2.5 hours from our store.


Removing Gemstones

We use mathematical formulas, master comparison stones, specialized lighting, and gemological equipment to weigh and verify authenticity, so we do not need to remove your gemstones.

It has to be sent away

Not the case with us, sometimes we can do the appraisal right in front of you and give you a same day service.

All Appraisals Are Not Created Equal

Industry Certification

Certified Graduate Gemologist.

Own Proper Equipment

Microscope, ultra-violet light, polariscope, refractometer, a diffraction scope, polarizing filter, carat/gram scale, master diamonds, leverage gauge, table gauge, chelsea filter, digital callipers, immersion fluid, balanced daylight and incandescent lighting, spectra scope.

Proper Experience

We have almost 20 years of experience and we handle most of Calgary's & southern Alberta trusted independent Jewellery stores.

Every Jewellery Piece goes up in value

Value is determined by currency, supply and demand, and where and tear. Just because you purchased it for X, that doesn't mean it will hold it's same market value. We have to consider chips, missing stones, wear and tear.

Multiple Pieces can be included in a Jewellery Appraisal

This is definitely not the case. An appraisal is for EACH Jewellery piece, sets are separated and appraised individually.

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Reasons Why People
Get Appraisal

  • Estate/Inheritance
  • Travelling Abroad with Precious Jewellery
  • To Confirm the value of the Jewellery Piece
  • For Charitable Donations
  • For Insurance Purposes and Renewals
  • For Third Party Transactions

Enough Reasons?

Get the valuation you need from a G.I.A. Certified Gemologist where you and your gemstones are most safe.

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How often should I get a Jewellery Appraisal?

  • When Changing Insurance Companies.
  • At least every 2-5 years (This depends on what your insurance company requires)
  • Dramatically change/add to the jewellery piece
  • If you move at all. The appraisal in order to be valid has to reflect your current residence
Frequently Asked Questions

Your QuestionsAnswered

What is the purpose of an appraisal?

An appraisal will give you an idea of what a piece of jewellery is worth, which can be helpful to determine:
• Insurance Replacement Value: A current retail value that would replace the jewellery piece if lost/stolen and by choosing your jeweller of choice.
• Fair Market Value: A value associated with a jewellery piece that is agreed upon between an interested buyer and interested seller.
• Liquidation/Probate Value: A value associated in the immediate sale of a jewellery piece

I purchased a piece of jewellery online or overseas and it came with its own appraisal. Should I get a local appraisal for insurance?

I have a jewellery piece that I would like examined, but I don't really want to invest in a full appraisal. Do you offer visual confirmation and identification?

How often do I need to get an appraisal updated?

I have lost or had my jewellery piece stolen. What next?

How often should I have jewellery cleaned and checked?

How long do repairs take?