How to Get the Most Out of Your Jewelry Appraisal

Regardless of the price of the jewelry that was given to you, it will always have a deep emotional impact knowing that someone cares for you. Therefore, selling your inherited diamond ring can sometimes be devastating. But if you have no other choice, then you should make sure that you get a reasonable price out of it. How are you able to determine the diamond's worth? You should get it appraised. Here are some tips for getting the most out of your jewelry appraisal .
 
Choose a well-accredited appraiser

The first thing that you should do is to ensure that you are dealing with a reputable appraiser. As much as possible, you should choose someone who is a Gemologist graduate. In that way, you can rest assured that he has the fair share of knowledge when it comes to geology.
Always remember that there are no federal regulations when it comes to an appraiser. Therefore, anyone can claim they are an appraiser without even having enough knowledge to deal with diamonds and other precious stones. The gemologist degree should be your basis in choosing the appraiser for your precious ring.
 
Always choose an independent appraiser

If you want to get an unbiased report from your appraiser, you should make sure that you choose an independent appraiser. The one that will not buy or sell diamonds. In that way, he will be able to give you honest evaluation about your diamond ring, determine its highest price rate and condition.
 
Make sure you know how they came up with the value

Aside from making sure that they know how to give value to a stone, you should also know how they came up with such amount. A professional appraiser will provide you with the price list of the gemstone and will deliberately explain how the price of an inherited antique pieces will increase or decrease. They may be able to give you an in-depth background of the diamond itself.
 
Ask how they came up with a service charge

Make sure that you do not choose an appraiser who will charge their services depending on the size of the diamond that you wanted to appraise. Truth to be told is, there is no big difference in evaluation a 5-carat piece from a .5 karat piece. You should make sure that your appraiser is being honest and choose the one that will charge you based on the complexity of the evaluation, the time that it takes to complete, and the type of diamond they are going to evaluate.

In that way, you can avoid getting an advantage of the appraiser who will burn a hole in your pocket before you could even sell your diamonds.
 
Make sure that the factors will be taken into consideration when it comes to hiring a jewelry appraiser. In that way, you can rest assure that the evaluation will be successful and you will be able to determine the real value of the piece that you wanted to sell.