Having your Jewelry Appraised by an Independent Jewelry Appraiser Gemologist, like Appraisers WorldWide, is the first and most important step.
Here are some reasons to have your Jewelry Appraised:
To guarantee the correct Replacement
value of your Jewelry, most Insurance companies will require a Jewelry Appraisal
by an Independent Jewelry Appraiser Gemologist. Such as Appraisers Worldwide
2. Lawyers will require a Jewelry Appraisal by an Independent Jewelry Appraiser Gemologist. Such as Appraisers Worldwide for a client going through Divorce to obtain the value of the assets.
3. When settling an Estate, any taxable Estate will need to have their Jewelry Appraised by an Independent Jewelry Appraiser Gemologist. Such as Appraisers Worldwide.
4. Precious Metals, and Gemstone values fluctuate; Appraisals may be necessary to obtain a current value.
Listed below are some questions to ask your Jewelry Appraiser:
1. Are you a Gemologist? What school did you graduate from?
Are you a member of an
Appraisal Organization? Which one?
Such as the NAJA (National Association of Jewelry Appraisers).
3. Do you regularly attend professional trade shows, conferences, seminars, Alumni and Society meetings to stay updated on the current market conditions and Gemological information. Do you stay current with local and Federal Laws?
4. What areas of the Jewelry Appraisal industry do you specialize in?
5. Do you maintain fully equipped Gemological Laboratories for Gem Identification and Grading? What tools does your laboratory contain?
The professional Jewelry Appraiser:
Working in the jewelry industry does NOT make someone a qualified Jewelry Appraiser. Appraising is a profession, just as a Doctor, Attorney, Architect, Etc. Where one must be educated and tested.
A professional Jewelry Appraiser MUST be a Gemologist and hold a diploma such as a G.G. (Gemological Institute of America) or F.G.A. (Gemological Association of Great Britain) for proficiency in Gemology.
A Jewelry Appraiser should also be a Member of one of the Appraisal Organizations such as the ones listed.
National Association of Jewelry Appraisers (NAJA),
The American Society of Appraisers (ASA),
The International Society of Appraisers (ISA).
Another option would be the Master Valuer Program which is a course, but not an Appraisal Organization.
Membership held within a professional Jewelry Appraisal organization is a perfect indicator of the appraisers commitment to their clients.