Assessing Value of Jewellery
Written by: Cynthia Findlay Antiques
Summary: Learn what you need to know to get antique jewellery appraised.
Jewellery appraisal is a more complicated business than you might imagine. It is not simply a matter of inquiring at your local jewellery dealer and finding out the exact value of your piece.
Of course, you can do this very easily. If you have a large collection of art deco rings, for example, you may wish to acquire an estimate from a gemologist working on-site at your local retailer. But to be absolutely certain of accuracy, you may choose to speak to a third party about the value of your rings and any other treasured pieces of estate jewellery that you might have.
Appraisals of custom jewellery in Toronto are done by getting an replacement value. Establishing the replacement value of a specific piece can be highly useful if you need to make an insurance claim.
Extremely unique items, such as custom antique engagement rings, are certainly more valuable than others that are more easily obtained. If you have a very rare or special custom piece that you would like to have appraised, speak to a qualified gemologist. They will be able to offer you an accurate estimate of the insurance value.
Particularly if the item is too unique to easily be replaced, it is in your best interest to seek an appraisal from an expert.