(Closed) I've had my ring valued and its much less than I thought it'd be.

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
716 posts
Busy bee

Unless it’s an independent appraiser, there could be a conflict of interest.  i’m not saying this is the case, but some jewelers can ruin a sale by undervaluing the item.  unless they give you a signed report with his/her assessment of the piece, it’s just their opinion, they can say anything and not be bound because it’s only verbal.

Post # 4
1583 posts
Bumble bee

@debbieotoole:  There is usually a mark up you paid intially for the jewler that has nothing to do with materials. If it is a chain store then that markup doesnt translate to real value. He probably just appraised the actual worth of materials which many are sad to find isn’t that high.

Post # 5
201 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Was it from a chain jewelry store? If so, he probably paid more than what the ring was actually worth. You could always get a second opinion if you don’t trust the first appraisal though. Just be prepared to pay for it. I’m in the process of getting a ring appraised as we speak and it cost me $70.

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