A jewelry appraisal is the legal contract required to enact an insurance policy for your piece. The final document will include an overall value for replacement of the piece in its entirety.
A detailed appraisal document describing your jewelry and its value assure you of what to expect from your provider in case of loss.
Ken Apland utilizes three traditional approaches to value-market:
research of sales of comparable jewelry, the cost of making a reproduction or a replica of the
jewelry, and in rare cases, an estimate of the
income producing potential of the jewelry.
In order for us to complete a thorough
document for you, it is important
for us to have access to the following
information, if you have it:
• Grading or laboratory reports
• Previous appraisal reports
• Sales receipts
• Repair receipts
• A detailed description of each item
• An enlarged digitaled photograph of each item printed on the document
• Metal content determination
• Gemstone identification, grading, measurement and weight calculation/estimation
• Verification of gemological laboratory reports whenever possible
• A fully researched value at the appropriate market level
• Identification of designer or manufacturer, whenever possible
• A complete professional cleaning and inspection of your mounting
• An explanation of value, along with the intent of the appraisal document
• A full review of the condition of your property.