Jewelry & Wedding Ring Appraisal
A diamond may indicate forever, but its appraisal becomes obsolete faster than you think. In our changing times, prices for jewelry containing precious gemstones, sterling silvers, and diamonds fluctuate frequently. An appraisal is a document stating an item’s approximate retail replacement value and is vital for insurance and resale purposes.
Vinciguerra Jewelers performs professional jewelry appraisals whether you want to know your pieces’ value for estate, insurance, or resale purposes. Schedule a St. Louis jewelry appraisal with us today to determine the value of your precious items!
Experienced & Accurate Jewelry Valuation
Experienced appraisers calculate your jewelry’s value using current market data, providing the most accurate and unbiased information possible. Your chances of receiving adequate compensation through insurance increase with in-depth documentation.
For example, if the jewelry’s actual value is lower, you could spend more than necessary to insure your pieces. Conversely, if the jewelry is underinsured, you could pay more out-of-pocket for loss, damage, or theft.
Your pieces could be worth more than you think. We at Vinciguerra Jewelers have certified appraisers who can give you a precise and thorough analysis, always at a competitive price!
With over 25 years of experience in the jewelry industry, we’ve built our reputation on honesty, quality, and fairness. Vinciguerra Jewelers offers the most accurate and informative jewelry appraisals in St. Louis.
It’s essential to possess updated and documented proof of your jewelry’s value. Therefore, we recommend seeking an appraisal from a qualified professional once every three years. When you receive an appraisal from Vinciguerra, you can rest assured that your piece’s value is presented clearly and concisely.
We’ll give you a paper copy and keep one in our records so you will always have a backup. Additionally, you’ll receive a free St. Louis jewelry appraisal with every purchase you make at Vinciguerra Jewelers!
Contact Our Jewelry Appraisal Store in St. Louis
Whether you need an appraisal for tax purposes or you need it because you’ve always wondered what that old family heirloom is worth, take it to our trained and talented appraisers! They can discern the unique and rare characteristics of a piece of jewelry and provide you with an unbiased and thorough evaluation that you will always have on hand. Contact our jewelry appraisal store in St. Louis to get started.Get in Touch
Jewelry Appraisals FAQ
Jewelry appraisals provide extensive information regarding your pieces. It’s our goal to ensure you receive all information about the process, as well. We’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions about jewelry appraisals below.
Why would you need an appraisal?
There are different types of appraisals depending on the purpose: Retail Replacement Value, Fair Market Value, and Liquidation Value.
- Retail Replacement Value is the most common appraisal and determines the amount of insurance coverage you’ll need on your jewelry. An appraiser collects information such as metal content, weight, cut, clarity, and carat weight to help protect your interests.
- Fair Market Value is the second most common. It fulfills various purposes, such as charitable donations, equitable distribution in an estate, or selling on the secondary market.
- Liquidation Value appraisals are often useful in times of distress, where you might have to sell assets quickly for cash.
The appraisers at Vinciguerra Jewelers will help you determine the most appropriate type for your situation.
How long does jewelry appraisal take?
The time it takes to appraise jewelry varies depending on the number of pieces and their complexities. Generally speaking, you can expect a simple appraisal to last about an hour. This estimate includes the time it takes to type and print the report.
What paperwork should you bring to an appraisal?
All initial paperwork is an essential part of your jewelry’s valuation history. Therefore, bring prior appraisals, laboratory reports, and original receipts to your appointment. We’ll make copies of each document and compare our findings with them.
We use the current methodologies and updated equipment when performing each complete and independent analysis. Using all past and present data, we’ll draw conclusions based on research in the appropriate market. You can rest assured that the jewelry appraisal you receive from us is complete and factual.
Get Started With St. Louis Jewelry Appraisals at Vinciguerra Jewelers
Whether you need an appraisal for insurance or want to know a family heirloom’s value, contact our professionals! They can discern the unique and rare characteristics of your jewelry pieces and provide you with an unbiased and thorough evaluation.
Contact us today to get started with your St. Louis jewelry appraisal!