How Do You Get Your Jewelry Appraised?

 
If you are planning to appraise your jewelry, you should make sure that you choose an experienced jewelry appraiser . In that way, you will be able to determine the real value of the stone that you are planning to sell or buy.
 
Know exactly what should be included in the appraisal

You should make sure that they can provide you a complete description of all the characteristics of the piece you are getting appraised. It should include the components, measurement, grades, and accurate weight of the stone. Make sure that they are comparing other gemstones in getting the color grade of your jewelry.
 
Verify the credentials of the appraiser

Before you entrust them your precious gem, you should verify first the credentials of the appraiser. In that way, you will be able to determine if he is qualified in evaluating the gems and make sure that he has a fair share of knowledge when it comes to geology. As much as possible, you should hire someone with a degree in Gemology to make sure that he will only be giving you exact information.
 
Take advantage of professional organizations

Highly-recognized organizations such as American Gem Society will help you to find the best appraiser in your area. You should also make sure that the appraiser that you will hire is a good-standing member of the organization because they should take an annual recertification exam to refresh their knowledge and skills.