The purpose of an appraisal is to identify and/or authenticate the item and to assign a value. The appraisal should follow ASA standards and guidelines. The ASA is a multi-discipline, non-profit, international organization of professional valuers.

Appraisals can be used for:

  • Insurance estimates
  • Retail replacement
  • Donation value
  • Hypothetical value
  • Estate sales

A complete appraisal should include the following:

  • Description of the item type
  • Type of metal
  • Cut, color, clarity, carat weight
  • Value of the jewelry
  • Photo of your jewelry