Your Independent Jewelry Appraiser
Appraisals have a purpose and there must be an intended purpose for an item to establish value.
If it is for:
we can help following the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice. (USPAP) and perform ethical appraisals with realistic values.
But what if you just want to know what you have???
Professional verbal consultation
Have you watched "Antiques Roadshow"? We provide a similar service that is perfect for someone who:
- Inherited a piece of jewelry or gemstone and doesn't
know the value.
Northern Appraisal gives generalized verbal appraisals for items. An approximate value is given for the current appropriate market price with consideration of the current condition of the piece if it is second hand. Or - an approximate retail value if it is new. This inexpensive service is ideal for individuals requesting second-hand value or estimated retail value and do not need a written appraisal.
Before you talk to anyone, understand the difference between second-hand value and retail value. Jewelers cannot assess second-hand values without bias.
Please call us at 614-898-7927 for an appointment. We appraise everything in front of you, while you wait. You don't have to worry about your jewelry. Multiple pieces can be dropped off in the morning and picked up at a scheduled time that day if you don't want to stay. Nothing is kept overnight. What jeweler or appraiser could do the same?