Angie's List, the nation's leading provider of consumer reviews, asked highly rated jewelry experts about appraisals.
An appraisal is important because in the event your item is lost, damaged or stolen, you'll have a detailed description of the piece.
The appraisal process:
How do you know what to appraise?
Angie's List Tips: Hiring an appraiser
Appraising jewelry for resale or insurance can be a challenge. It's important to know whether a diamond or stone is real in order to get an accurate estimate of value. Some fakes are difficult to spot. Therefore, it's wise to have a professional appraise any jewelry of value.
Tips to manage your valuables: