At Fine Jewellery by Colette we provide complimentary appraisals with all our custom designed jewellery.
Call or email to book a consultation with one of our jewellery experts to discuss your appraisal requirements. We will advise which pieces of jewellery in your collection warrant fully described certificates
($35-50 per piece).
The alternative to a full certificate is an itemized list, typically for jewellery with replacement values under $1000-1500 ($15-20 per piece).
Testing jewellery requires weighing, counting, describing, evaluating, identifying and photographing each piece.
Sales receipts are not considered appraisals. Appraisals are legal documents that must be produced by a trained and designated gemmologist. We provide typed evaluations in certificate format which will include:
- Manufacturing details (i.e. metal content, fabrication and setting method or other embellishment)
- Identification and grading of stones or diamonds (clarity, cut, colour and carat with GIA gemmological grading system to support findings)
- Colour photograph
- Retail replacement, fair market or estate values
Having valid and updated documentation (updated every 3-5 years) for each individual piece of jewellery allows you to obtain proper insurance coverage. In the event of loss, theft or damage, you can submit a claim to have your items replaced.
It is recommended not to wait until it is too late for an appraisal.
We can provide you with a comprehensive portfolio for your records.
Please call or e-mail us to schedule an appointment for your consultation.