Some questions customers ask
That is not a problem. We have been trained at the Gemological Institute of America, and can determine the color, clarity, carat weight, and all other aspects of your diamond jewelry. Of course if you do have an appraisal or certificate, please bring those on your appointment.
No. A diamond appraisal is the opinion of an individual appraiser as to the quality of a diamond and his opinion on the retail replacement value of the item. An appraisal is useful only as a tool for the insurance industry when someone needs an item replaced due to damage, loss, or theft.
Jewelry appraisals are typically far above the actual retail cost of a diamond or jewelry item. A certificate is a document issued by an independent laboratory that evaluates the diamond or jewelry item for its specific qualities. A certificate does not show a dollar value, but rather is the assessment of the lab as to the exact quality of the diamond. This is important when getting the best appraisal on your jewelry.