Jewelry appraisals identify and evaluate pieces of jewelry, including monetary valuations. Since values change, an appraisal should be updated about every three years to current market values. If your appraisal is for insurance purposes, we guarantee that your insurance company will accept our qualifications. View partial sample appraisals by clicking on these images:

AIGR sample appraisal of a diamond ring including precious metal and gemstone detail.

Diamond Appraisals

Whether it’s your new engagement ring or a family heirloom that needs to be insured, we can provide the proper documentation for insurance.

AIGR sample appraisal of a tanzanite ring including precious metal and gemstone detail.

Colored Gemstone or Pearl

Jewelry appraisals at AIGR are performed by GIA Graduate Gemologists with decades of experience identifying, grading, and valuing precious gems and metals.

AIGR sample timepiece appraisal of yellow gold wrist watch.

Watch Appraisals

From vintage pocket watches to modern high-end wristwatches, we can appraise your fine timepieces for estate or insurance purposes for your peace of mind.

Our jewelry appraisals normally cost $95.00 for the first piece and $75.00 for each additional piece. This amount is based on the assumption that each piece will take 30 minutes or less and is based on $150 an hour. Watches, antique pieces, and pieces with numerous stones may take longer and cost more. Discounts may be given on large groups of pieces. Please call us at (303) 420-2369 to schedule an appointment. We accept cash, checks, MasterCard, Visa, Discover, and American Express.

Grading Gemstones

Gemstones are generally identified and graded in their mountings, so approximate weights are formulated by measurements.  Grading nomenclature used for diamonds, colored gemstones and pearls are those used in the system developed by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA). 

Valuing Jewelry

Considerations made in the determination of dollar value include: gemstone desirability, weight, clarity, color, saturation, tone, and quality of gemstone cut; precious metal content, designer, trademark, type and quality of craftsmanship, and physical condition of mounting; supply and demand and the present economic condition of the local market.  For more information about estate jewelry, click here.

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