APPRAISALS

Think you can’t protect yourself against loss? Think again. 

Part of being a great jeweler is helping you protect your investment. To get the best protection, you must get an appraisal from someone qualified, and someone you trust. A clear defined assessment of your jewelry will maximize your coverage and your ability to collect full replacement value if the need ever occurs. Don't find out after the fact you are not covered on your insurance policies correctly.

Martin Jewelry offers appraisals of jewelry, diamonds, gemstones, and watches (and much more) that can be used for many different situations such as:

  • •  Insurance to cover loss, damage, or theft
  • •  Estate tax evaluation
  • •  Value comparison
  • •  Casualty loss
  • •  Dissolution of marriage (divorce)
  • •  Collateral
  • •  Barter purposes

We recommend a detailed appraisal every three to five years pending commodity markets . 

Your appraisal will include:

  • •  2 copies (1 for your records, 1 for your insurance provider)
  • •  Testing and documentation
  • •  Gem identification
  • •  Grading analysis
  • •  A written value assessment for current retail, estate or liquidation purposes
  • •  A photograph of each piece for insurance (if requested)

The Martin Jewelry staff offers a graduate gemologist with Gemological Institute of America (GIA) standards to perform appraisals on jewelry purchased in-house or elsewhere by appointment.

Appraisals on merchandise purchased from Martin Jewelry are complimentary and there is no minimal charge to update them as needed. Appraisals on jewelry purchased outside of our locations are completed in short amount of time at a minimal cost.

Additionally, private appointments are available for those who prefer to have their piece appraised the same day. For pricing information please stop by our store or contact us 402-393-2254.

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