As professional jewelry appraisers, we charge for our services based upon an hourly rate or a per-item fee. We do not charge by a percentage of the appraised value.
Our fees are based on the amount of work necessary, the complexity of the items and the required research to complete a fully comprehensive report, or for a contracted amount based on an estimate of the time involved. We are more than happy to provide an estimate at the time you set up your appraisal appointment. For your peace of mind, all fees will be firmly established at your appointment before the appraisal is performed.
Consultation Services are based on $200 per hour with an $125 minimum charge. A non-refundable deposit is required for all consultation appointments. This service is particularly valuable for those you inherent a lot of jewelry and don't know if it's real or costume. During the appointment we will separate the real from the costume jewelry and counsel you on which items require a detailed appraisal report.
Plain items of gold (no gemstones) $85.
Rings, necklaces, bracelets with gemstones (up to 2.99 carats total) $125
Rings, necklaces, bracelets with gemstones (from 3 to 3.99 carats total) $185
Rings, necklaces, bracelets with gemstones above 4 carats... $85 per carat
Modern watches $125
Antique jewelry and watches start at $125
Resale or Liquidation Appraisals start at $125 per item.
Estate or Probate Appraisals start at $125 per item.
Charitable Contribution Appraisals start at $125 per item.
Equitable Distribution Appraisals start at $125 per item.
Divorce Appraisals start at $125 per item.
Concierge Service (travel to your home, office, bank or attorney's office) are based on $200 per hour with a minimum charge of 2 hours, plus portal-to-portal travel time which is billed at $125 per hour with a minimum travel charge of 1 hour.
Please contact us for more information regarding fee schedule, or for our Litigation Support, Expert Witness Testimony, and Out-of-Town Travel fees.