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.
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.
Not the case with us, sometimes we can do the appraisal right in front of you and give you a same day service.
Certified Graduate Gemologist.
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.
We have almost 20 years of experience and we handle most of Calgary's & southern Alberta trusted independent Jewellery stores.
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.
This is definitely not the case. An appraisal is for EACH Jewellery piece, sets are separated and appraised individually.
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?