(Closed) Appraisal Question

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
Member
1205 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

My ring was appraised as a whole piece–setting with diamond.  They definitely did not fuss with it, really, and certainly did not take it apart or adjust the setting at all.

I got to watch the appraiser as he worked with all his instruments; it was so interesting to see him do the color matching and using the microscope!

Post # 4
Member
2788 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

They don’t take apart your ring when the appraise it, don’t worry! (I was curious about that also when I first went). My appraiser did not even look at the certificate at first, he a full review and checked all the stats and then afterwards checked to see if that matches the appraisal (it did). It was really a very cool and informative process!

Post # 6
Member
2788 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

@beeautifullife: of course!! I was super nervous about going in for the appraisal.  I wanted to watch, I was worried about the stone – I had no idea what to expect and that made me antsy.  Make sure you call first to ensure you can watch them do the appraisal though, if that is important to you.  The first place I went to, told me I could on the phone, but when I got there wasn’t going to let me.  So I left and went to a much better independent appraiser. 

Post # 7
Member
1571 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Just a recommendation, go to a jeweler (or appraiser) who will do the work in front of you. So many diamond swap horror stories!

Post # 8
Member
3148 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

I went to a reputable store to get mine appraised so I wasn’t worried. but it took 2 weeks and cost $75! yikes.

I know for a fact that my stone wasn’t swapped because it has a small visible occlusion in the top. I don’t like the occlusion, but at least it’s like an ID tag for my diamond, LOL!

Post # 10
Member
3148 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

@beeautifullife: you know, it’s bad but I didn’t do my research so I have no idea! I’m kind of lazy that way. I just took it into Ben Bridge because I really trust them.

Post # 11
Member
800 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I’m in Canada (Toronto) and I paid $75 for mine as well… that seemed to be what the going rate was.  I would definitely only go somewhere that allows you to be there during the appraisal.  They don’t take the ring apart at all, and like rachaelrobin said, he noted the C’s and read the GIA inscription on the diamond without having seen the GIA certificate.

Post # 12
Member
1944 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I got my ring at Jareds (I hate those damn commercials!) but they have an appraiser come in every month and he does it in front of you and takes 15 minutes. Did it as a set and for my ER and WB it was $125. Did not adjust anything as far as the stone or setting.

Post # 13
Member
103 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

You should call and ask if they charge a set rate or if they charge based on the ring value.  Some locations will charge you a set percentage of the appraised value of the ring, so depending on how expensive your ring is, it too can be expensive!

Post # 14
Member
2788 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

@janie-janie: That’s the normal price for my area and is what I paid.

The topic ‘Appraisal Question’ is closed to new replies.

Find Amazing Vendors