Protecting Your Wedding Ring
Wedding Ring Mistakes That Can Cost You Thousands Of Dollars
Tips On Caring For Your Wedding Ring
Protect Your Wedding Ring
Dont Make a Thousand Dollar Mistake
How To Pick Good Wedding Ring Coverage
How To Buy Wedding Ring Insurance
Frequently Made Mistakes That Cost Couples Thousands Of Dollars
Frequently Asked Questions About Ring Insurance
What Couples Need To Know About Engagement Rings
Selecting A Diamond Or Gemstone
How to Find a Good Deal on an Engagement Ring
Engagement Ring Advice For Clueless Men
Cleaning Your Engagement Ring
Choosing an Engagment Ring
Diamond Colors, Cuts, and Grades
The Difference Between a Diamond
Shining Facts About Jewelry Appraisals
Getting To Know Your Gemstones
Getting Started In Diamond Shapes
Evaluating Diamonds Up Close
Diamonds In The Rough
Choosing A Ring Setting
Shes Just Not Into Diamonds
I Want My Diamond Bigger
Bridal and Wedding Rings
What Future Brides And Grooms Need To Know About Wedding Rings
Warning Don't Get Ripped Off On Your Wedding Day
Tips On Buying Wedding Or Engagement Rings From Online Auctions
How To Find A Good Deal On A Wedding Ring
Five Tips For Choosing Your Wife
Engraving A Wedding Or Engagement Ring
Do I Need A Custom Made Ring
Choosing Ring Band Width For Your Engagement And Wedding
Choosing Metals For Your Ring
Choosing A Wedding Ring
Choosing A Wedding Band Design
Wedding and Engagement Ring Tips
Bridal Jewelry and Accessories at Auction Prices
Gold Swarovski Crystal Bridal Tiaras at Discounts
Auction Pricing on Pink Wedding Jewelry and Pearls
Discounts on Red Wedding Hairpieces and Tiaras
SHINING FACTS ABOUT JEWELRY APPRAISALS
Jewelry appraisals are very important whether you're looking to buy a genuine diamond and not a convincing fake, or if you're looking to ensure a wedding or engagement ring. A jewelry appraisal is made when a professional analyzes your jewelry and delivers a statement of authenticity and dollar worth. Familiarize yourself with a few important questions about what jewelry appraisals are and how to find a good appraiser.
Q: What is a Lab Certificate? Is it the same thing as a Jewelry Appraisal?
A: They are not the same thing. A lab certificate, also called a grading report, describes a stand-alone gemstone. The certificate includes information about carat weight, dimensions, color, cut and clarity. The only way the lab certificate will ever change is if the gem itself is altered in some way.
Q: Then what is a Jewelry Appraisal?
A: A jewelry appraisal is an evaluation done by a professional jewel appraiser. He or she analyzes and documents the specifics of any item of jewelry, with specific attention towards dollar value. (Mostly for insurance purposes though also used in cases of estate, divorce or verification) A jewelry appraisal can be done on anything-whether a full ring or a band without a gemstone. Unlike a lab certificate, jewelry appraisals must be done regularly and should be updated at least every two years to know the most current dollar value of any item.
Q: How do I choose a good jewelry appraiser?
A: In short, don't trust anyone just because they have a loupe. Look for verifiable education and solid references. Even if an appraiser is adequately trained, they might not be unbiased. Even if they graduated from college they may not be qualified. It is best to get references outside the office. Read reports online and google the company. Don't settle on an appraiser until you've actually checked the references and not just after being handed an impressive piece of paper.
Choose only the best source of information. Your jewelry appraisal is very important and is the make or break deal when you're doing business involving lost or stolen rings. Make sure the appraiser is qualified for the very important job of caring for your invaluable ring.