Examination and necessary tests are performed while you watch. Your appraisal is a bound report and includes a full description, a digital image and a plot of all diamonds over half a carat.
You will walk away with your jewelry, and barring anything extraordinary, you will receive the bound report at the end of your appointment.
At San Diego Gemological Laboratory, your appraisal is performed according to the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), the American Society of Appraisers, and the National Association of Jewelry Appraisers.
We can provide reports and help establish value for a variety of purposes including insurance, estate, divorced property settlement, forced sale, non-forced sale, private sale, equitable distribution and more.
We work by appointment and in most cases the appraisal is completed and in your possession at the end of your appointment. Each piece of jewelry is weighed, measured, and described in detail.
In-vault, rush, or on-site jewelry appraisals are available at an additional fee. (See Appraisal Rates)
Please feel free to e-mail Thom Underwood, Master Gemologist Appraiser®, if you have any questions.