Robyn L. Singh, G.G. (GIA), Independent Appraiser, Senior Member NAJA, is available to appraise your jewelry by appointment, your items may be appraised while you wait, or should you wish to leave your items, a full appraisal will be ready upon your return. All items purchased at Zachary's Jewelers are appraised free of charge.
A jewelry appraisal is a written statement of the authenticity, quality, design and value of a piece of jewelry. A detailed, accurate appraisal is needed to protect your interest and serves as proof of ownership should any of your jewelry be found or recovered.
Jewelry is appraised to comply with requirements of the insurance company to validate the rider added to a policy to cover an amount above the scheduled minimum. Note: most renters and homeowners policies offer minimum coverage of all unscheduled personal property including jewelry.
The appraisal will describe:
- The setting, purity or karat, gram weight, method of manufacture, condition, style, stamps and engravings
- The major stone, shape, size, carat weight, clarity, variety, and origin (natural or man made)
- Minor stones, including shape, size, weight, color, clarity and condition
- Total gem weight will be listed and a digital photograph attached
The appraisal will provide enough information to replace the item with one of like size, quality and value in the event of loss or damage, retail comparisons, estate sale or resale.
Request a while you wait appraisal with our favorite Independent Appraiser Robyn Singh. A member of our team will be in contact with you to finalize your appointment time. Before sending a request please see our calendar to view when and where Robyn may be available to work with you in person.
Quick FAQs about Appraisals.
Q: How long does a "while you wait" appraisal take?
A: Robyn requests an allowance of 45 minutes per piece of jewelry.
Q: Can I just drop my jewelry off with Robyn and pick it up an hour later?
A: Yes. You are welcome to do this, however, you will still need to schedule a time slot with her for your items.
Q: What if I do not have time to come in during the week?
A: You are always welcome to drop off jewelry for appraisal. We will call you when your appraisal is ready for pick up. Unfortunately, at this time we can only offer "while you wait" appraisals with Robyn on Wednesdays.
Q: How much do Appraisals cost?
A: Appraisals cost $75.00 per item being appraised.
Q: Do Earrings count as one item or two?
A: Earrings count as only one set!