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Gino Chirico, GIA Graduate Gemologist

Certified Jewelry Appraiser

Member, NAJA

  Some people realize the importance of a jewelry appraisal when it’s too late! That usually occurs immediately after their jewelry has been lost or stolen. Don’t wait until it’s too late, give yourself peace of mind and schedule your private and confidential jewelry appraisal appointment today.

  The number one concern people have regarding jewelry appraisals, is the fear that their diamonds will be switched, if they have to leave their jewelry. We understand and respect your concern and that is why we prefer that you are present during the appraisal process. The greatest peace of mind that we can give you is:

Jewelry Appraisals
While You Wait & Watch!

At GIJ Appraisals
Your Jewelry Never Leaves Your Sight.


  Insurance appraisals are the most commonly requested appraisal.  They are used to obtain insurance coverage on existing or newly acquired jewelry items against loss, theft or damage, depending on the policy.  We provide detailed appraisal reports to establish the approximate retail replacement of the item(s) to be insured.

  Our certified jewelry appraisals include a detailed description of the item(s) of jewelry, including gemstone identification, color and clarity grading, measurements, calculated carat weights, plotting diagrams for major gemstones, quality and condition assessment of the setting, metal testing, as well as digital photographs.  Our jewelry appraisals are accepted by all insurance companies.  The thoroughness of a certified jewelry appraisal report will determine how well you are covered in the event of loss, theft or damaged. This is when a professionally prepared jewelry appraisal by a Graduate Gemologist and Certified Jewelry Appraiser is worth the money!




  If a loss occurs, your insurance company will replace your lost or stolen jewelry with the same quality jewelry detailed in the appraisal report.

  Without the detailed documentation any loss is subject to replacement jewelry of lesser quality, and you definitely don’t want that!

  Our certified jewelry appraisals are done while you wait and watch, in our safe and secure office, by appointment, to ensure your privacy. To schedule an appointment please contact:

Gino Chirico, Graduate Gemologist GIA, NAJA

(225) 308-9709 or by

email: gijappraisals@gmail.com


10537 Kentshire Court, Ste B

Baton Rouge, LA 70810

(225) 767-5000


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