Specializing in the identification, evaluation and appraisals of diamonds, coloured gemstones and fine jewellery

Appraisal Services by appointment


Szabo Appraisal Group is located in the Okanagan region of British Columbia and offers descriptive jewellery appraisals completed by a Registered Gemologist Master Valuer Appraiser. We specialize in the proper documentation for purposes of insurance, estate, probate, resale, division of assets, divorce, liquidation, and retail inventory. Consultation and verification services are also available.  As competent and qualified appraisers we have a formal education in appraising theory, principles, procedures, ethics, and law. Most appraisals can be done while you wait and appointments can be made to accommodate your schedule. 

Call, 250-852-3056 or email us today to set up an appointment.  

**Now Offering Pick up and Drop off service in the South Okanagan.  Please see Appraisal Experience for more details.**



An independent appraiser remains completely unbiased. We take the time to examine your jewellery, answer any questions you may have and complete a detailed report. Most times this can be done while you wait. It is the goal of the appraiser to provide the customer with a realistic estimated value for their jewellery in the appropriate market.


There are a variety of different reasons as to why someone choses to have their jewellery professionally appraised, with the most common being for insurance purposes. Other reasons include verification of ownership and value if you are travelling out of the country, estate tax, equitable distribution of assets, verify a recent jewellery or gem purchase, learning the history or provenance of an antique piece of jewellery or to know the jewellery specifications of a piece that you are looking to sell. No matter what your reason my be, having a professional appraisal completed by a gemologist appraiser guarantees you are receiving an unbiased value.

Customer Testimonies
  • Vanessa was very professional and efficient. She took the time to explain key components of the process and ensured each piece was photographed and catalogued. It was very well documented. Very pleased with the service and definitely recommend her.

    Carol B
  • I recently asked Vanessa to do a jewelry appraisal for me and I was super impressed! She is extremely qualified, professional, and very easy to work with.

    Tammy H
  • When Vanessa came to my home, I immediately felt totally at ease with her. She is very professional and her rates are reasonable. Once the appraisals were done, she returned the items along with her appraisals… I didn’t have to leave the house! She then spent the time to go through each appraisal, explaining everything thoroughly. The report was professional and comprehensive which was exactly what was needed for my insurance purposes. I would highly recommend Vanessa!

    Shaun E
Contact Us

All gemological (jewellery) appraisals are conducted by appointment only in our office located in Penticton, BC. Pick-up and drop-off services are available by request at your convenience. Please visit our Appraisal Experience page for more information.

For an appointment, please call Vanessa, at 250-852-3056, or use the contact form to email us. We book appointments Monday to Friday from 10 am to 5 pm and on weekends by request.



    Szabo Appraisal Group serves the Okanagan region of Beautiful British Columbia. We serve the towns of Osoyoos, Oliver, OK Falls, Penticton, Summerland, Peachland, West Kelowna, Kelowna, Lake Country, Winfield, Vernon, Armstrong, Enderby, Salmon Arm, Keremeos, Rock Creek, and Grand Forks.