Your mother’s engagement ring…
Your grandmother’s brooch…
Your great-grandmother’s earrings…
Pieces of jewelry like these are your family’s treasurers. In a way, they’re invaluable, because they connect you to your lost loved ones.
But there may come a time when you need to put an actual price on your jewelry. In some cases, it’s for insurance purposes. When you need to set the value of an estate, an appraisal can help you determine the fair market value.
Here are a few things to consider when searching for a Bucks County estate jewelry appraiser.
Why does appraising matter?
An appraiser does three important things. First, they identify the materials, condition, craftsmanship or anything else that would affect the value of your jewelry. Second, the appraiser assigns a value to the jewelry. And lastly, the appraiser can act as a witness in court if need be to testify to the value of a piece of jewelry.
Here’s a story we found online from one appraiser: A woman brought in a number of pieces, including a diamond on a gold chain her grandfather had given her as a little girl.
Although the woman told the appraiser she suspected “probably it’s worth nothing,” the appraiser valued it at $10,000.
For this woman, the piece had a sentimental value, something she’d wear at a tea party with her stuffed animals. It was only after she sought a professional appraisal that she learned its dollar value.
Finding Estate Jewelry Appraisal in Bucks County
If you’re looking for an estate jewelry appraisal in Bucks County, Doylestown Gold Exchange and Jewelers is here to help.
Greg Glesmer, one of our owners, is a graduate gemologist from the Gemological Institute of America, and can appraise a piece of jewelry you’ve just inherited, but also pieces that you already own or something you want to sell.
If you’ve recently inherited a piece of jewelry and are in the market for a Bucks County estate jewelry appraiser, talk to the Doylestown Gold Exchange today. Your family’s heirlooms are too precious to be left to untrained hands.