Services & Fee Schedule
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The Appraisal Process

The Examination: The appraiser meticulously examines the property to be included in the appraisal report while testing metals, gemstone properties, obtaining measurements and taking photographs. The information on the items are recorded in preparation for research and the final appraisal report.

The Research: Value conclusions for appraisals are based on comparable sales analysis for each item. Research time is the time taken to compile test results to identify gemstones, calculate weights and determine grades. Time is also taken to determine manufacture dates (where needed), locate comparable items, investigate retail markets and consult experts, if necessary.

The Report: All completed appraisal reports are transmitted electronically, or with prior notice, printed and bound. Included in the report is a cover letter detailing the process taken and definition of values used; the jewelry, watch or gemstone description with value conclusions and photographs; diamond grading definition page (where needed); instruments and references page along with the appraisers qualifications.
Gemological evaluations are performed on every item. Appraisals reports are detailed and comprehensive and follow the standards and ethics set by the American Society of Appraisers and National Association of Jewelry Appraisers report writing standards. Appraisal and consulting services are conducted by -
Gina D'Onofrio, FGAA, ASA
Master Gemologist Appraiser®

To schedule your appointment please email or call.
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Fee Schedule
Appraisal for Insurance Scheduling
Appraisal Report - 1st Item……………….………………$150.00*
Appraisal Report - Each additional item …………………$40.00 to $60.00 per item without gemstones
……………………………………………………………..… $60.00 to $100.00 per item with gemstones*
Consultation
Useful for sorting mixed costume and fine jewelry lots, Buyer / Seller education
Verbal Evaluation / Report Check / Gem ID…..……….$100.00 per hour (1/2 hr minimum fee)
Estate Appraisals
Estate Tax, Probate, Donation,
Equitable Distribution, Liquidation……………………….$100.00 per hour
Fee estimate can be provided at the start of the assignment
Concierge Appraisals - In Your Home / Bank Vault / Office
Appraisal Report - 1st Item……………….………………$200.00*
Appraisal Report - Each additional item …………………$40.00 to $60.00 per item without gemstones
……………………………………………………………..… $60.00 to $100.00 per item with gemstones*
Fee estimate can be provided at the start of the assignment
Appraisal Updates
Within 5 years of original report……………..…………. 50% off current appraisal fees
Only for items appraised by JAS
Large Jewelry and Watch Collections
In excess of 30 items ………………..………….……… Please call for special pricing
Expert Witness Testimony and Litigation Support
The scope of work and requirements are unique to each assignment and estimates are calculated accordingly.
In most cases, a retainer is required prior to accepting the assignment. Fee structure and relevant information are provided upon request.
Public Speaking and Educational Presentations
On topics related to Appraisals, Gemstones and Jewelry.
Available for Special Events, Public Education and In-Store training.
Please contact Ms D'Onofrio for a list of presentation topics or to discuss your specific needs.
Questions? Please email or call.


*Although most items fall within the above pricing structure, please note that some items will require additional analysis and may incur a higher fee. Some examples would be bracelets and necklaces with multiple diamonds of varying shapes and sizes, items that contain more than one diamond over a carat, antique or unusual pieces that require additional market research. Appraisal fees for these items will be quoted prior to accepting the assignment.