How does jewelry appraisal work?

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Before an appraiser starts evaluating your jewelry, they should tell you upfront how much the cost will be and whether they charge hourly or flat rates. They might look at your jewelry while you’re there. Or, they might ask you to leave your jewelry with them until they’re done with the appraisal process.

When the appraiser is done, you’ll get a document that explains jewelry’s value. The document will also contain importance descriptions and details about the piece of jewelry. 

You can learn more about the process by contacting your appraiser before your appointment. Simply ask them what you should expect and how to prepare for the appraisal.

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