Our Appraisal Reports
The discipline of appraisal is separate from that of gemology; it is the study of valuation. I use the principals & methods to calculate the value based on gemological grading/evaluation, materials & the appropriate market.
Jewellery appraisals are done in our office by appointment only. Your jewellery items never have to leave your sight and in many cases, you can leave your appointment with your completed appraisal in hand. Additionally, if you are unable to stay while your item(s) are being appraised you can feel safe in knowing that your precious jewellery will be kept locked tight in our fire & theft rated safe.
The appraisal report will be specific to the item(s) being appraised, who the appraisal is for, and what the intended purpose or use of the appraisal is. You can expect to see the following:
- Purpose of report
- Definitions of value
- Method of Valuation
- Description of assets (including photos if applicable)
- Scope of work
- Factors affecting value
**Payment upon completion of the appraisal. Accepted forms of payment include Interac, credit cards, e-transfer, and cash. Invoice and appraisals can be sent via email. Hard copies are included at no extra cost.
Our Pick Up & Drop Off Service
We understand that it may not be convenient for you to come to us for jewellery appraisal services. Whether it be due to health, safety, or time, we offer a pickup and drop off service. Our intensive Intake Form will describe your items, include measurements, weights, and photos. A simplified diamond plot will be included for diamonds over .50ct.
Pick up and drop off services are Tuesday and Thursday of each week.
**Service is $20 within the South and Central Okanagan. Please note that to ensure the safety of your valuables my cleared record check is available to view upon request. **