Certified Jewelry Appraisals
Protect your diamond, fine jewelry, and gemstone investments
Jessop's is an American Gem Society-accredited gem lab and we are proud to offer the highest level of qualifications in San Diego. All appraisals are done here, on our premises. In preparation, using binocular microscopes and special gemological equipment, our AGS-certified staff gemologists and diamond appraisers expertly identify and grade gemstones and assess the worth and value of fine jewelry.
We provide an original appraisal and a copy for your records. Our documentation includes an identification of the metal content, as well as a description of the quality and color of the gemstones.
There are two types of appraisals prepared:
- The first is an insurance appraisal designed to reflect the current replacement value you may need for adequate insurance coverage.
- The second is an estate appraisal indicating, in most cases, the fair market value for disposal in the marketplace or for estate tax purposes.
With Jessop’s GIA and AGS credentials, you can be sure you are getting the most accurate jewelry appraisal in San Diego.
While we prepare appraisals, we clean and inspect the jewelry carefully. We check prongs to be sure they are tight, inspect gemstones for damage from wear, and make certain pearls are safely strung. If a piece is not in sound condition, our in-house experts will suggest any repairs that are necessary. After you have authorized our work, our jeweler will skillfully execute the repairs.
Keeping your jewelry in top condition is an important part of preserving its’ value - now and in the future. An accurate jewelry appraisal assures you know the contents of your belongings. Call Jessop's, (619) 234-4137, for appraisal details.