Jewelry Appraisals and Insurance Tips
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Our certified jewelry appraisers are the best in the business. As a nonprofit dedicated to protecting you, the consumer, we put each appraiser through rigorous training and certification process.
Why an Appraisal?
So why would you need an appraisal to begin with? Most insurance companies require one before they issue a policy, you might need one for tax purposes, or maybe you’ve always wondered what that old family heirloom of yours is worth.
The good news? The price of precious metals is always changing, and there’s a good chance that your jewelry has appreciated in value over time.
Choose AGS Certified
By choosing an AGS Certified Appraiser, you can rest assured that you’re working with a professional who has been meticulously trained and certified. They will take the time to thoroughly inspect your jewelry and get you a number that’s as accurate as possible. Look for the CGA letters after their name.
When to Get an Appraisal
A Certified Jewelry Appraiser can give you a fair and accurate appraisal for:
• Insurance to cover loss, damage or theft
• Estate tax evaluation
• Value comparison
• Dissolution of marriage (divorce)
Metal prices can fluctuate quite dramatically, so we recommend getting your jewelry appraised every three to five years, either to update your insurance policy, so you don’t get burned in case of a loss, or just to get a measurement on your investment.
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