After an inventory is taken of the items you selected to be appraised, and depending on time constraints, you may elect to remain with your items, leave them, or have a few examined while you wait, leaving the rest for further research.
During this procedure, your fine jewelry will be examined thoroughly for condition, size, weight, shape, color and clarity characteristics with all details noted sufficiently to perform the appraisal. This involves plotting diagrams of diamonds and gemstones over .50pts and serial numbers with trademark or copyrights, hallmarks, etc., to show authenticity.
According to standards specified by the American Society of Appraisers, a full laboratory of instruments is employed to make these determinations. Should there be an unusual case where items must be further examined by rarely available, state-of-the-art instrumentation, we will explain the nature and scope of those items.
After the initial examination, we research the items, gather the pertinent information required to conclude the appraisal, and assign a value. The data is entered into a formal report with 2 copies provided to the client.