At High Karat, we know how important appraisals are for our clients valuable items. We have a GIA graduate gemologist on staff to assist with your jewelry appraisal needs.
Appraisal and consultations are done in our office by appointment only.
To have your jewelry insured in case of theft, loss, or damage, you will need to have it appraised. An appraisal provides you with protection for proper reimbursement. High Karat will evaluate your jewelry and provide a Retail Replacement Value appraisal report. Insurance appraisal costs are:
Estate jewelry appraisals are different than insurance appraisals and are necessary in the event of estate-evaluation purposes. Several examples include estate planning, estate tax filing, probate jewelry, jewelry distribution and dissolution of marriage assets. Estate appraisals are billed at an hourly rate of $180 per hour and conducted in our office. Please contact us for outside of office rates.
If you want to learn more about your jewelry or its value from an expert and don’t need a written report, we can help with that. A verbal consultation includes gemstone identification, grading diamonds, metal testing, approximate carat weight, approximate age (if determinable), and estimated value. Verbal consultations costs are $50 per item and printed documentation is not provided.