Everyone needs jewelry appraisals at some point, with jewelry insurance coverage valuation being the most common reason along with the desire to sell or give away your jewelry to your heirs or in some cases division of property due to divorce or other reasons.
We offer a free introductory consultation to ascertain the scope of the appraisal assignment and to provide our expert advice and free estimates of any work being considered. Arrangements can be made for the bulk of the appraisal work to be done with you present, so you do not have to leave your jewelry, unless you want to. After we can finish up the research, documentation and either mail you a hard copy and also email you a PDF of the report.
When our services are retained, we will evaluate your gems and jewelry and professionally prepare appraisal documents with photographs and item details to protect you if and when you suffer a loss. We provide Estimate to Replace Reports and Documentation of Sale reports for you to use to insure your jewelry. A properly prepared jewelry appraisal makes a strong case for you when dealing with an insurance claim. You will get more on your claim.
We also provide Donation Reports for donations of jewelry for income tax deductions. We can help with disbursement of jewelry to your heirs with an Equitable Distribution Report. We provide Fair Market Evaluation reports if someone in your family passes on and your estate lawyer needs an evaluation of the jewelry for the IRS.
If you are thinking of selling your jewelry, we offer a Short Form Document to help you understand what you have to make it easier to sell it. Our Short Form Document will identify what you have, weight of any gems, measurements, opinion of quality and a range of prices you may receive.
Approximate prices for the appraisal can be gotten by sending me a photo of the jewelry, call us first for instructions.
Short Form Document evaluation providing information to resell start at $50 per item.
Other appraisal documents start at $100 to $200 for the first item depending on complexity. If you have multiple items we charge $100 which will work out in your favor.
Contact Peter Indorf at 321-914-0118 to schedule an appointment or for additional information on jewelry appraisals.
Biographical Background and Qualifications
Peter D. Indorf, GIA GG, AGS VCGA, ASGR
Education and Professional Qualifications:
Bryant College, 1980 Management Studies
Dale Carnegie Course, 1974
Dale Carnegie Management Seminar, 1976
University of Maine, Antique Jewelry Seminar, 1975
Association for the Study of Jewelry & Related Arts - Jeweley History Series - Miami - 2019
Gemological Institute of America, GIA
Jewelry Design Course, 1979
Colored Gemstone Grading, 1985
Graduate Gemologist Degree GG, 1987
Advanced Diamond Clarity Grading, 2011
Field Gemology, 2011
Identifying Glass Fillings and Healed Fissures in Corundum (Sapphire & Ruby), 2015
Identifying Heat Treatment of Corundum, 2015
Emeralds: Country of Origin Determination, 2019
Identifying Laboratory Grown Diamonds, 2019
American Gem Society, AGS
AGS Registered Jeweler (RJ), 1982
Certified Gemologist Title Awarded CG, 1983
Certified Gemologist Appraiser Title Awarded CGA, 1987
AGS Accredited Gem Lab, 1987
Re-certified my education and knowledge with AGS every year since 1981
Presenter at Phoenix Conclave 2001, The Internet and the Single Store Independent
Passed Color Vision Testing, 2015
Presenter at the Washington DC Conclave 2015, Custom Jewelry Seminar
Vintage Certified Gemologist Appraiser, 2016
Yale University, Taught a college seminar on Gems and Gem Materials with Catherine Skinner, 1985
International Society of Appraisers, ISA Core Courses 100 & 101 Appraisal Principles, 1995
Jewelers of America, Certified Management Professional, 2002
Gemvision Training, Certificate of Completion, 2015
Accredited Gemologists Association, Accredited Senior Gemologist Retired ASGR, 2017 to present
Association for the Study of Jewelry & Related Arts - 2019