What is a Jewelry Appraisal?

A jewelry appraisal is a written document prepared by an independent appraiser, describing your jewelry and giving a value as of a specific date. There is no governing or licensing body for jewelry appraisers, so it is critical to choose an appraiser who is certified, and has a high level of product knowledge and experience.

We at Gold-Smith provide two types of appraisals, written and verbal. Please bring in any documentation, including prior appraisals and diamond certificates. Many people come to us because they have inherited jewelry. Here’s guidance if you are thinking of repurposing jewelry.

Written Jewelry Appraisals
  • A formal document describing and valuing your jewelry, diamonds and gems, with a photograph
  • Used for insurance purposes, estate valuation and tax purposes
  • No appointment required
  • Most jewelry appraisals are $120 for the first item and $75 each for each additional item. Some items are more
Verbal Jewelry Appraisals
  • General valuation, stone and metal identification for any number of items
  • Determine if an item is authentic (Is it a “real” diamond)
  • Determine a fair selling price to a private party
  • General estate valuation where taxation is not a factor
  • Appointment required

Metal, diamond and gem prices have increased significantly over the last few years. If your insurance is based on a jewelry appraisal over two years old, then you are probably not fully insured. We can help you get fully protected!

For more information on Appraisals please contact us at:

718-855-2400 or