jewelry appraisal near Dallas, TX

Free Verbal Jewelry Appraisal Dallas? 

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Jewelry Appraisal - What is your Jewelry worth?

 free verbal jewelry appraisal Dallas
free verbal jewelry appraisal Dallas

The first step Divorce Your Ring will take is to get an instant free verbal jewelry appraisal. We will discuss the difference between market analysis and an appraisal for insurance purposes. 

We specialize in loose diamonds, engagement rings, and fine jewelry. Remember to renew your appraisal every three years to keep abreast of price increases.

You can sit in front of an independent gemologist in our jewelry store while he appraises your engagement ring or jewelry. You will get a five-page insurance appraisal in your hand.

Are you looking for a jewelry appraisal near me?

Divorce Your Rings does both a free verbal jewelry appraisal (market analysis) for resale and a 5page appraisal for insurance purposes. Whatever your need we have the solution. Our process is just three simple steps.

Divorce Your Ring Free Verbal Jewelry Appraisal Estimates:

A. YOUR PART OF THE PROCESS:

  • Describe your jewelry especially relevant features.
  • Upload a few photos of it.

 

B. OUR PART OF THE PROCESS:

Step 1: Market value analysis:

    • Free verbal jewelry appraisal estimates based on description and photos given.
    • If we agree, we’ll provide you with an insured FedEx shipping label addressed to our headquarters.

Step 2: Final analysis:

    • When your jewelry arrives we will photograph it.

    • Our Diamond Cutters graded and give you two final estimates.

Step 3: Customers Choice:

    • Direct cash offer which is usually less than appraised value so we can resell it.
    • Auction your jewelry and set sold limits. 
    • Marketplace consignment suggested sales price usually appraised value.
    • Pawnshops and cash for jewelry stores Dallas will always offer low prices so beware! So without an appraisal from our diamond cutters, you are fair game. Most noteworthy we use the daily Rapaport Report to determine value. Hence a G.I.A. Certificate you will get the most accurate assessment of value for that day.

What is the rap report?

The Rapaport Report is the jewelry industry standard for the pricing of diamonds. Because it is published weekly, Jewelers use it to set prices for consumers. Diamond merchants also rely on it. The report is in the form of a table and prices diamonds based on the 4 C’s of diamonds. Especially relevant to an appraisal are carat, color, clarity, and cut.

Appraisal Services Offered:

Jewelry Appraisal for Insurance:

Independent Jewelry Appraiser

Howard L. Traxler. G.G. is a Graduate Gemologist with over 30 years of experience in the jewelry industry.

    1. GIA – Graduate Gemologist (G.G.), Certified Gemologist (C.G.)
    2. National Association of Jewelry Appraisers (NAJA), Certified Member
    3. Certified Insurance Appraiser
National Association Of Jewelry Appraisers
National Association Of Jewelry Appraisers
GIA Alumni Member
GIA Alumni Member

Jewelry appraisals are performed in accordance with the Uniform Standards of Appraisal Practices and NAJA guidelines.

WHAT FACTORS AFFECT JEWELRY VALUE?

Before purchasing a diamond or diamond jewelry, many shoppers do a deep dive into what makes diamonds so expensive. So too should a person selling jewelry know what factors affect the value of their item. Here are the five biggest factors diamond and jewelry buyers look for when analyzing a piece.

 

The 4Cs


Carat Weight

The unit of measurement for a diamond’s weight is a carat (200 mg) and the weight of a diamond directly affects its, with heavier, larger diamonds being more expensive.

Color Grade

Diamond color is graded on a scale from D to Z, which D being the most colorless and the most desirable. The further down the alphabet, the more color is included in the diamond and, most often, the lesser the value.

Clarity Grade

While color and size are in some cases visible to the naked eye, clarity is less so. Diamond clarity refers to flaws, both internal and external, within the diamond. The more flawless a diamond, the more expensive it is. Clarity is graded on a scale beginning with Flawless, Internally Flawless, VVS1 or VVS2 (Very Very Slightly Included), VS1 or VS2 (Very Slightly Included), SI1 or SI2 (Slightly Included), and I1, I2, or I3 (Included).

Cut Grade

Only the eye of an expert can really determine a stone’s cut grade. Cut grade refers to how well the raw diamond was cut to give you the final product you have now. The scale ranges from Excellent to Poor (with Very Good, Good, and Fair in between) and is based on a range of factors like polish, symmetry, weight, durability, and scintillation.

Brand

While you will often see pre-owned diamond jewelry for sale, rarely will you find jewelry from famous brands such as Tiffany & Co., Cartier, Graff, Buccellati, or Chopard. So when items from recognized brands do come up for sale, they can often fetch much higher prices than similar items without the brand name. There are two main reasons for this, the first being that brands like Van Cleef & Arpels or Louis Vuitton have maintained their popularity for more than a century, setting the standard for excellence and quality in jewelry. That standard of excellence extends to the diamonds themselves, which are always of exceptional quality.

Originality

When it comes to jewelry, just like high fashion, rare cuts, colors, or designs can often attract high prices. However, if a specific style is on-trend, demand will be high. There is also something to be said for classic pieces, such as a round brilliant cut diamond, which will always sell and, depending on the quality of the diamond, sometimes for a very high price.

Condition

If your item has marks and scratches on it, you may want to consider having it cleaned and polished in order to be more attractive to potential buyers. Much like buying a home, if a buyer sees flaws like leaks or cracks, they may be too distracted to consider the true worth of the home.

Age

For some jewelry, the older the better. However, it’s important to distinguish between two terms here: vintage jewelry is anything more than 20-30 years old while antique is anything over 100 years old. Sometimes jewelry will be made in an antique or vintage style but the piece itself is new.

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