IF YOU ARE CONSIDERING LEAVING JEWELRY WITH US TO SELL FOR YOU ON CONSIGNMENT...IT IS A CONSIGNMENT ESTIMATE THAT YOU NEED...NOT AN APPRAISAL..
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Appointment – If there are MORE than 35 pieces (pair of earrings counts as 1 piece), we will schedule an appointment for your appraisal. During the appointment, you may stay in the store or return later in the day. A job/claim envelope will be made out for you.
Number of pieces – We need an accurate # of pieces you are bringing…this is the only way we will know how much time to allot for the appraisal. If you set up the appointment for a certain number and find more will be brought, please notify us of the updated amount. The appointment time will need to be revised.
- Name, address, email, customer stated value*.
If customer stated value over $100K we will have to acquire insurance for that owner. *This is the purpose for the customer stated value.
- Name of decedent
- Styling of the trust document. (Ask attorney)
- Date of Death or date specified by the trust, County of death.
- Name of executor or trustee
- To whom are copies of the appraisal sent with addresses.
- Address of record
- Address of recipient of appraisal document
- Number of copies needed. Two are provided with the appraisal.
- Date the document is needed.
- Is dollar value needed before written document is available? (Sometimes there is a need to have a dollar value as soon as possible so IRS filings can be made, with the complete document to follow in hard copy).
Miscellaneous information needed for all types of appraisals:
- Watch appraisals: Need box and papers. Receipts.
- USAA requires additional work, takes longer, higher fee.
- Are there any gem lab reports, and can customer supply copies? A must for certified stones!
- Are there any previous appraisals or receipts available? They often show exact weights.
- Are there any insurance schedules available? They often show exact weights?
- Handwritten notes. If antique, is there any supplemental information or accompanying ephemera, i.e., box, fitted box?
- What is to be done with the jewelry after it is appraised? Will it be sold, distributed, kept in the trust, etc.? Will the appraisal be part of a tax filing? The answer to these questions will dictate how much detail we need to provide.
- We will need guidance from the attorney for the trust as to date of valuation. This can be date of death, or some other date, but the attorney needs to tell us what it should be.
- How will the jewelry be transported? We can provide armored car pick up and delivery. It must be a business address, not a home. No rural roads.
- Who will be my contact for questions? Preferably someone who has the ability to use email and cell phone.
New Fee Schedule for Appraisals
As of April 1, 2022