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Professional Jewelry & Gemstone Appraiser - Serving the Richmond, Fredericksburg, Charlottesville, Kilmarnock, and Central Virginia Communities


Jewelry Appraiser Qualifications

We come to you with a portable gemological laboratory. Jewelry Appraisals are completed at your home, office, bank, or place of your choice.

Jewelry Appraisal Fee

For a single diamond engagement ring (as an example) it usually takes one hour and the fee is $100.00. We provide free estimates for additional pieces or types of pieces.

How to schedule an appointment for a jewelry appraisal...

Mr. Schultz has provided Andrew Minton
Jewelers with expert jewelry appraisals
for almost twenty years. He affords my
customers prompt service at a very
reasonable price for insurance or
estate purposes.

- Andrew Minton, Charlottesville, VA

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Frequently Asked Questions About Jewelry Appraisals

Is there anything I should bring with the jewelry?

Jewelry Appraisal Report

If you have a previous appraisal or a certificate from an independent laboratory, it is important that you bring this information with you. This will expedite the process in your interest, and could add to the accuracy of the appraisal.

Can I wait for the jewelry appraisal report?

We examine your jewelry while you wait. The appraisal report and photograph will follow in the mail within a week to ten days.

What if I need an appraisal, but I cannot go to your office?

We have a full portable laboratory and, for an additional cost, can meet you at your home, office, or other location.

Can you explain the appraisal procedure and process?

We take inventory of the jewelry that you want appraised and examine it very thoroughly for condition, weight, size, shape, color and clarity. A list of all the details that are required and needed for your appraisal is prepared. After this very careful examination, we research the pieces and assign a value. You will receive one copy of the appraisal report unless additional copies are requested.

Where can I find out more information about gems and jewelry?

We have been doing business with Mr. Schultz
at Commonwealth Gemological Laboratory for
over 25 years. We have found him to be
professional, accurate and courteous with very
competitive pricing.

- Stephen Shaffner,
Jeweler's Services, Inc.

The following sites provide a wealth of resources:

Pala Gems - Colored Gemstones

Mineralogy Database

Jewelry Supply

Diamond Grading

Silver Smithing

Kitco - Precious Metals

Gemological Institute of America

Antique Jewelry

Rio Grande Jewelry Supplies

Kassoy Jewelry Supplies

Mason Kay Jade Jewelry

Gemology Online - an interactive gemmological resource

Jewelers' Security Alliance - Stolen Jewelry Website



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