Jewelry Appraisal

Fine jewelry is one of the most important purchases you’ll ever make. It’s an investment. At San Antonio Jewelry we recommend getting your jewelry appraised and insured to protect your purchase. Due to constant changes in the market, we recommend that you get an appraisal every three to five years. 

Appraisals are completed in store by our owner, Jaime Goodwin, a graduate GIA gemologist. Jaime has been evaluating jewelry and producing appraisal documents since 1980.

What is an appraisal?

An appraisal is more than just a receipt for your piece; it is a detailed document of what the jewelry is to determine its monetary value. A jewelry appraisal establishes the value of your jewelry by documenting the exact details and overall quality of your item.

  • What's Does it Include?

    Your written appraisal comes on our official letterhead with contact information in case of follow-up questions from insurance agencies. It includes:

    • A complete description of the item
    • The type of metal is set in
    • Diamond or gemstone characteristics
    • If applicable, the 4 C's of your diamond (cut, color, clarity, and carat weight) and any information about side stones
    • A photograph in color
    • The total appraised value
  • Why Should You Get An Appraisal?

    Common reasons for appraisals are for resale or tax/estate/insurance purposes. Insurance companies require appraisals to keep record of the value of your jewelry in case it is ever lost, stolen, or damaged. The documentation of the exact characteristics of your jewelry can also be used as proof of ownership in case your jewelry piece is recovered. It's crucial to get an accurate and up-to-date appraisal that keeps a record of the current value of your piece, in case you wish to sell in the future.

  • How Much Do We Charge?

    Our services starts at $85 per piece and may vary depending on the intricacy of the item. All jewelry valued over $1,000 purchased in store and online includes a complimentary jewelry appraisal. For any questions, to get started reviewing your coverage and updating your appraisals, send us a text or call us at (210) 493-7789.

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