Jewelry & Watch Appraisal
At Marlow’s, we have experts who can provide appraisals of all kinds
including, but not limited to; Fine jewelry, diamonds, gemstones, sterling
flatware, watches, and more. Our appraisers are accredited gemologists,
with the experience and knowledge to properly evaluate and appraise your personal valuables.
We at Marlow’s Fine Jewelry provide jewelry appraisal services that provide you with the opportunity to have your jewelry assessed by an expert. Whether you need to determine the value of jewelry as part of the estate management process, in order to obtain insurance, or for any other reason, we will provide you with an accurate jewelry evaluation. We have the skills experience and training to appraise any jewelry including watches, earrings, rings, and other precious items. You can trust us to handle your items with the utmost care. If you’re searching for a jewelry appraisal near me, don’t hesitate to contact us to learn more about our services.
Why Have Your Jewelry Appraised
Are you wondering whether you should invest in jewelry appraisal or not? There are several reasons why having your items appraised by an expert is a good idea.
1. Check your jewelry for damage
An appraisal is a great way to determine whether your piece is in its best condition. Our expert team will evaluate your jewelry and identify any defects. Our team will determine the value of the damage and help ensure you can pursue compensation for damage.
2. Confirm the value and ownership of your jewelry
The best way to determine the value of your jewelry is by having the items appraised. This is vital to avoid disputes about the value of your items down the line, especially in the case of making an insurance claim. Confirming the value of the item is also important if you want to sell the item. Our experts will provide you with the best market price for your item to ensure you get a good deal when you sell it.
3. Proof of ownership
Having your items appraised is a great way to validate your ownership of the items. If your jewelry is ever stolen and is later recovered by the police, you may not be able to recover the items without a proof of ownership. An appraisal can act as proof of ownership and help in the event of a dispute.
4. Insurance coverage
Standard homeowners insurance or a standard renter’s insurance policy only provides cover for jewelry in the event that it is stolen. You won’t be compensated for damaged or lost items. The coverage offered by homeowners insurance is also quite small. It is therefore advisable to seek separate insurance coverage for your jewelry. The appraisal will determine the value of your jewelry items and ensure you get adequate insurance coverage.
Types of Appraisals
Market Value Estimate
Fair market value must represent the
item’s value in its current (used)
condition. Fair market value is
generally required for charitable
donations and estate appraisals. We
will help you sort, identify, test, and
estimate the value of your items. If
you have a variety of treasures in your
jewelry box we can help you
distinguish what’s authentic, what’s
valuable, and what is fashion or
Your Jewelry is not only a treasured
item, it’s an important investment.
Care and maintenance are important
as well as insuring your valuables. In
the event of a loss, theft, or damage
to your item, you will need to have
your jewelry appraised properly for
insurance replacement of your
An appraisal update service will
include evaluation, inspection, and
updating of an existing appraisal.
Many insurance appraisals are
required to be updated within a time
range. The appraisal update serves as
an adequate solution to this
requirement. We will include all
existing information, specifications,
current photographs, and an updated
value of your item.
Our Jewelry Appraisal Process
Whether you need a new engagement ring appraised for insurance purposes or are in need of antique jewelry appraisal to determine the value of a family heirloom, you can rely on our expert team to handle your items with care and provide you with the best appraisal services.
- Consultation with an evaluator
Our process begins with a consultation. This can be done either online or in person. The evaluator will ask you some questions about the items and why you are seeking an appraisal. They will also answer any questions you may have and address any concerns.
- Physical examination
We examine the jewelry to determine its current condition. We take photos of items and describe their condition in detail. Our evaluators will look for any signs of damage, hallmarks, symbols, or other unique features to determine the age and current state of the jewelry.
We also make use of state-of-the-art equipment to determine the value of items and provide even more in-depth information about each piece.
We will provide you with a detailed report on your item. Our reports offer information on the precious stones, their weights, and measurements, the estimated age of the item, the precious metals used in the item as well as any unique features. We also provide approximate value and repurchase or resale price.
Are you looking for a ring appraisal near me or any other jewelry appraisal? Get your jewelry items appraised by certified gemologists. Contact us now to learn more.