About Jewelry Appraisals

An appraisal is an unbiased opinion as to the quality, design, authenticity, and value of a specific piece of jewelry. At Jones & Son our jewelry appraisals are the opinion, of our GIA, Graduate Gemologist, which is backed and supported by his experience and training. The most important aspect to understand about jewelry appraisals is that there can honest variations between competent appraisals due to the difference in opinions of two individuals.

The most important item on an appraisal is the specific detailed description of the piece of jewelry not the price. The price is a variation that is determined by seven different jewelry market classifications, appropriate retail jewelry mark up, and appropriate cost of materials and labor in the particular piece of jewelry. Most people commonly believe that the declared price evaluation is the most important aspect of the appraisal. This statement is false.