NEW YORK JEWELRY APPRAISER

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What does jewelry appraisal involve?

Insuring your jewelry possessions may be the prudent choice in protecting your investment from unforeseen loss. Our experience and skill will provide the current market value of your jewelry. If you are selling, this evaluation will prevent selling too low and provide confidence in the asking price. Settling an estate for the purposes of estate tax, equitable division of assets or liquidation usually requires a documented appraisal.

Whether the age or styling of jewelry is from the Antique (100 plus years old), Art Nouveau (1895-1910), Belle Époque (1895-1914), Art Deco (1915-1935), Retro (1940’s) or later periods, the process of considering many different factors are used to establish the current value.

Diamond and Gem Stone Appraisal

For example, Diamond gem stones the 4 C’s (Cut, Color, Clarity, Carat Weight) are used by the trade to grade each stone. Colored gem stones most of which are treated to improve color or transparency are not as valuable as jewels with lab proof that the stones are untreated; also the 4 C’s apply when establishing value.

Precious Metals Appraisal

For precious metals: Gold, Platinum, Silver must be tested for content (10K, 14K, 18K ,22K etc.) and weight (dwt, oz, troy oz).

Signed Jewelry Appraisal

Signed jewelry, such as Cartier, Chanel, Fabergé, Van Cleef & Arpels, Boucheron, Tiffany, Harry Winston and many others will command higher resale prices. If a famous person owned the jewelry, this provenance may improve the resale value more than unsigned jewelry or lower quality designs.

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Joseph Ragazzi is an accredited appraiser of Antiques, Fine Art and Personal Property. Serving the New York City Area: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and Nassau County. Joseph Ragazzi is an accredited member of the Appraisers Association of America, since 1980. Please contact us for an appointment.