All Walters & Hogsett Jewelry purchases come with a complimentary appraisal upon request. Often, the receipt we provide with detail can be used to bind you for insurance purposes For jewelry we previously appraised, we can provide updated jewelry appraisals at $75 per half hour, using our accredited GIA lab.
While we don’t currently offer outside appraisal services, we are very happy to consult with you and refer you to an industry expert that we have personally worked with for over 20 years if a true insurance or estate appraisal is needed.
Our consultation is free of charge and is often the best first step in evaluating your situation. A new appraisal document may not be needed when you are considering your options for your jewelry, inherited jewelry, or estate settlements. If you plan to give an item to family, sell it, or re-design it, we will offer our opinion and give you specific information on value considerations. We have found with our years of experience, that many people are looking for options that do not always require an appraisal document.
We will use our expertise, our research, and our industry and estate contacts to discuss value with you and offer our services to consign your items, broker them to estate buyers, redesign, or appropriately melt for gold/precious metal value.
The most important reason to have your fine jewelry regularly appraised is for insurance purposes. Over time, jewelry metal, diamond and gemstone prices will fluctuate, sometimes dramatically. So it’s really important to keep an up-to-date appraisal of all your pieces. Few things are worse than having a beautiful piece of under- insured jewelry lost and not being able to replace it due to an outdated, under-valued appraisal. Most insurance companies will require a current appraisal for coverage. We recommend jewelry appraisals every 3-5 years to make sure you’re fully insured according to the current market values.