• Insurance

    Most insurance companies require documentation of a jewelry item stated with it's estimated retail replacement cost. Get that requirement checked off of your list.

  • Inheritance

    Obtain an unbiased, third party statement that assesses an item's current market value. Gain a deeper understanding of inherited jewelry, gemstones, and coins.

  • Identification

    Collectively, our certified gemologists and jewelry appraisers provide Orange County with over 85 years of experience. Over all of that time, we've seen a thing or two.

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  • For Quick Sellers

    Certified jewelry appraisals state retail insurance replacement values that are often multiples of what a private seller can actually expect.

  • Low Value Items

    If we can tell upon receipt that an item is just not worth the appraisal cost, we will let you know so that you can make an informed decision.

How much does a jewelry appraisal cost?

Certified, Written Documentation

Certified jewelry appraisals cost an average of $125 for one item and $100 for each additional item. The cost is determined by an item's complexity. Appraisals can sometimes be completed same-day or overnight.

Large groupings of items may be eligible for better bulk pricing at our appraiser's discretion.

We offer discounts for the certified appraisals of jewelry, gemstone, and mineral items purchased from our shop.

Informal, Verbal Opinions

Curious about what your rock might be, if the engagement ring you bought is actually gold, or if your coins are real silver?

We can help you out.

If you catch us at a not-so-busy moment, we are happy to share our knowledge with you, free of charge. In return, we ask that you politely respect our opinion (even if it seems to have been made quickly; a lot of things can be spotted right away) and that you are courteous with regard to the number of items you bring to show us. A few are just fine, but please save the boxes and boxes for if/when you are ready to sell.

Sometimes, We Might Say No.

It is always important to listen to your gut in the jewelry industry.

Occasionally, we will come across a piece that just doesn't feel right to us. If we are not confident in our ability to properly identify an item, we do reserve the right to politely decline our certified appraisal services.

We promise it's nothing personal.