Insurance Appraisal

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Insurance Appraisal Fees

Depending on the complexity of the jewelry, the fee for each item varies from $150.00 - $250.00.

Intricate items might cost more. Simple items such as gold jewelry vary from $80.00 - $100.00 per item. For large collection, an hourly rate of $175.00 will be applied.

Jewelry Appraisal Experts around Chula Vista, CA

Jewelry Appraisal For Insurance

A jewelry appraisal is required by insurance companies before they will insure jewelry beyond certain dollar amounts. The type of value for this intended use is the retail replacement value. The value is determined with the current researched market price of a comparable item in the client’s locale. The value is derived from research on market activity, not the policies or prices of a specific retail jeweler.

The value on an appraisal sets only the upper limit of insurance coverage while determining the premium the insured pay. An appraisal with an over-inflated value will cause the insured to pay a higher premium but it will typically not result in a higher “cash-out” in the event of a loss.

At La Jolla Gem Appraisal, your jewelry will be examined in a secure environment, and you can wait during the process. For large collections, an intake process with detailed photos of the jewelry will be provided for your receipt. After examination, we will conduct market research and analysis of the jewelry, a comprehensive report will be sent to you within a reasonable time frame depending on each assignment as well as our workload (usually within a week).

Gemological Laboratory Services

Providing Objective Valuation Services For Diamonds, Gemstones, Pearls, Watches, Contemporary and Estate Jewelry

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Jewelry Appraisals

A jewelry appraisal is an unbiased, evidence-based valuation for a specific purpose, as of a specific date, that is based on researched market data analyzed and formulated into a report prepared by a trained, experienced professional valuation specialist.

Jewelry Consulting Service

Consulting Service

As the only AGA Gemological Laboratory in San Diego, we use advanced technology and scientific methods to provide our professional, independent and unbiased opinions of the identification, quality and grading.

Jewelry Brokering Service

Brokering Service

We provide services in selling jewelry for our private clients who wish to convert the jewelry that no longer fit their lifestyle into liquid assets or for estates and trusts seeking to sell collections or partial collections.