At Carolina Silver & Gold, we have extensive experience (over 70 years’ worth) in evaluating and repairing jewelry pieces. If you have recently inherited jewelry of any kind, we encourage you to visit our shop to get your pieces professionally appraised.
Should you decide to sell your pieces, you will need to use jewelry appraisal services to get a fair price. An appraisal is also necessary for insurance purposes. In this article, our team will go over the qualities we look at during our jewelry appraisal services so that you can understand how we make our evaluations.
- Materials – The first thing we look at during our jewelry appraisal services is the materials used in each piece. We’ll consider the metals used as well as any gemstones, and we’ll factor the carat weights of each into our final appraisal.
- Condition – During a jewelry appraisal, we’ll also look at the condition of each piece. A piece that has been lovingly cared for will be worth more than one that has significant wear or damage. If your piece is damaged, we can also provide repair services to restore it to like-new condition.
- Artistry – A third factor we consider as part of jewelry appraisal is the work and artistry that went into the creation of each piece. A more complex design will be worth more than a simpler one due to the additional labor required to create the finished piece.
Once we have evaluated your jewelry, we will present you with the final appraisal.