Withrow Jewelers maintains a Gemological Institute of America Graduate Gemologist on staff to handle all types of Jewelry Appraisals.
We offer Insurance Appraisals (which will identify the retail replacement value of your jewelry if it is ever misplaced or stolen) or Fair Market Value Appraisals (Which is mostly utilized by heirs of an estate when dividing real property prior to a death in a family).
The process of doing a jewelry appraisal starts with a thorough cleaning of the pieces so that the components can be correctly identified. The metals are then identified & tested using an electronic gold and platinum tester. The gemstones & diamonds are then identified, measured, and graded using appropriate equipment & the professional opinion of our graduate gemologist. The monetary value of the piece is based on these findings taking into consideration the designer and manufacturer of the piece.
All appraisals are done in house and every item is fully insured for your security. We can also refer you to a specialist if the situation calls for one.