Jewelry Box Appraisal Makeover Event

Join us for a private jewelry box appraisal event with Custom Fine Jewelry Designer Christine Lupo and Shari B. Mesh, G.G., and Certified Gemologist Appraiser on Wednesday, September 27th!

The Appraisal Process

We take the utmost care in evaluating your precious jewelry items. Here's what to expect during the appraisal process:

  1. Cleaning and Inspection: Before appraisal, your jewelry will be meticulously cleaned and inspected for any necessary repairs. Your jewelry will remain in your sight throughout the process.

  2. Photographic Documentation: Each item will be digitally photographed, and these images will be included in your appraisal report.

  3. Detailed Description: We will provide a comprehensive description of your jewelry item, including measurements and grading for diamonds and colored gemstones in terms of weight, color, clarity, and cut. Any significant characteristics will be noted.

  4. Mounting and Metal Information: We'll detail the item's mounting, manufacturing method, metal content, and other essential information. If you have a diamond grading report from a reputable laboratory (such as GIA, AGS, EGL, IGI, GSL, etc.), please bring it along for verification. We'll perform our analysis and then share our findings.

  5. Retail Replacement Value: If your appraisal is for insurance purposes, we'll document the retail replacement value.

  6. Education and Questions: We're here to answer any questions you have about your jewelry. Our aim is to educate you, explaining jewelry-related topics in clear and understandable terms.

  7. Appraisal Report: In most cases, a PDF report will be created and emailed immediately for your review. In some instances, additional time may be needed for value research, and the report will be emailed at a later date.

Appraisal Fee

Professional appraisers like Mesh Appraisal Services charge based on an hourly rate or a per-item fee, never as a percentage of the appraised value. Our current fees for insurance and estate jewelry appraisals begin at a nominal rate of $80 to $125 per item, depending on the item's complexity. Elaborate items with multiple stones will take longer to appraise, while plain gold items will require less time.

For your convenience, your jewelry appraisal will be stored in our database for five years. Re-appraising your jewelry within this period will significantly reduce both the time and cost involved.

Don't miss this opportunity to have your jewelry appraised by a certified professional. We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday, September 27th!

Where: ALX Community
201 North Union Street, Suite 110
Office 103
Old Town Alexandria
When: Sept. 27th 

To book your apprisal consultation please select your time at the link below!