Appraisals

Jewelry Appraisals

If you haven’t appraised your valuables in the last 5 years, your insurance won’t pay their full value. Jewelry By Design is one of only 3 stores in the Washington, D.C area that has 3 AGS certified appraisers. We will give you a fair, unbiased report of exactly what you have. With our appraisals you will be able to insure your valuables against theft, loss or damage and you will know precisely how much insurance you will need.

In our insurance appraisals, all items are thoroughly described and photographed to accurately document your valuables. We make sure that our appraisals meet and exceed insurance company standards and expectations. Our computer-generated reports can be provided in duplicate copies, so you can have one for your records as well as a copy for your insurance representative. Digital photographs are taken of each piece, and appear on the appraisal report.  These photographs can be emailed to you for future reference.

 Certified Appraisers 

We have three American Gem Society Certified Gemologist Appraisers on staff with the highest appraiser qualifications:

  • Certified Gemologist Appraisers (American Gem Society)
  • Graduate Gemologists (Gemological Institute of America)
  • Fully equipped American Gem Society lab

Additional Services Offered

  • Consignment of higher value items
  • Conslutation of newly purchased items, to confirm quality and value
  • Conslutation on how to profitably resell personal items
  • Expert witness testimony
  • Estate buying of jewelry, watches, silver flatware, and coins (May also buy valuable collectibles and high-end designer purses.) 

Appraisal Information

If you have any documentation for your items from a grading lab such as GIA, please bring it with you for verification when you drop off your items for appraising. Appraisals can be done while you wait or can be picked up in about two days. In most cases, appraisals will cost $65-$150 depending on carat size, number, and complexity of the item.

For more information or questions about the items you would like appraised, please visit our Contact page to have one of our appraisers contact you.