Appraisal is performed by a graduate gemologist. A detailed description of each item includes:
Determining metals content
Evaluating diamond and/or colored stone identities, qualities, and weights
Construction methods employed
A digital photo of each piece is incorporated into the appraisal form.
If required diamonds are plotted, and can also be photomicrographed.
Values are determined utilizing the “Fair Market Value” standard of average prices for several similar items from the same vicinity.
The fees for appraisal services are $100 per hour.