(Closed) Ring Appraisal. Freaking out a little.

posted 5 years ago in Rings
  • poll: What should I do?
    The appraisal is very thorough, let it go. : (11 votes)
    31 %
    Bug SO to let me get it appraised again. : (4 votes)
    11 %
    Call the jeweler and talk to them AGAIN. : (2 votes)
    6 %
    Wait until the actual proposal, then take it myself. : (19 votes)
    53 %
    Other, please explain. : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    Member
    11753 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    They shouldn’t need the certificate to appraise it.  My ring was appraised before we picked it up, but it seems crazy that they’d need a month to do it.  You could take it elsewhere after you get engaged, but I wouldn’t bother wasting the $, unless you think it was appraised much lower than it should have been. 

    Post # 5
    Member
    11753 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @hfwildcat:  I’m sure you will be fine! If you’re that uncomfortable, you should be able to walk into a jewelery store, have them loupe it and confirm it’s a diamond. The don’t need to re-appraise it to tell you if it’s a diamond or not.

    Post # 6
    Member
    1716 posts
    Bumble bee

    Yeah I’d just go get it louped for my own personal assurence, either way if they copied it or not, it’s still the correct appraisal value I’m sure. Go get it louped anyway, that way the ring wont be out of your possession for more then a few minutes. Should be able to do it at the mall while you shop.

    Post # 8
    Member
    3589 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 2000

    @hfwildcat:  Why would you think that the stone is not a diamond?

    Post # 11
    Member
    3589 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 2000

    @hfwildcat:  Well, then, it’s too bad that you already paid for an appraisal.

    Given your nervousness about the ring, I would have advised you to talk to the jeweler who did the appraisael. He/She could give you some specfics about your stone. Each stone has unique markings, it’s cool to know what and where flaws are in it.

    It’s possible that i is not too late for that. But if they had to send it out of town for the apprisal, that’s not goign to help you.

    Post # 13
    Member
    483 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    @hfwildcat:  Appraisals should be done by an independent gemologist, not a jeweler.  Last time I had something appraised she inspected, tested, & took pics while I waited.  Maybe 45 min max.  Then a few days later I got the whole typed report in the mail.

    Did this jeweler send it to a gemologist or the GIA?

    Post # 14
    Member
    46 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    What kind of infomation did you get back with your appraisal? We brought my ring to a jewelry store, but the person who does the appraisals only works there a day or two a week and is a certified gemologist. She kept my ring for less than an hour taking pictures and inspecting it, and gave me a rough appraisal when I left. Then about a week later I got the full appraisal in the mail and it was about 12 pages long with every detail about my ring and pictures included.

    Post # 15
    Member
    6360 posts
    Bee Keeper

    Make sure you know what kind of appraisal you’re asking for.

    Replacement value? (Most common, usually used for insurance, highest numerical value)?

    Fair market value? (This is not the same as the above, and this is exactly what it sounds like). There are other types of appraisals too.

    BTW you can buy a 10X or 20X loupe yourself… they aren’t very expensive.

    Post # 16
    Member
    11273 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    @joya_aspera:  replacement value is the lowest numerical value and most use this for insurance to keep the rates lower.

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