Curiosity may have some jewelry owners wanting to know the worth beyond sentimental value, but there are other reasons for getting your jewelry appraised. One of the most important reasons is for insurance purposes. Over the years, the value of jewelry and gemstones may fluctuate greatly. Without a current appraisal, a substantial financial loss is at risk if your jewelry is lost, stolen or damaged. If the last appraisal is over two years old, it may be out-of-date with a result of jewelry being insured for less than its replacement value.
An appraiser can attest to the quality, design, condition, and valuation of your jewelry. If a jewelry professional has inspected your collection a number of times over the years, the dated documentation can verify ownership and custody. Mary Weber is the only Certified Senior Jewelry Appraiser in Austin through the prestigious National Association of Jewelry Appraisers. These services are all provided “while-you-wait” and by appointment.