Mimi H. Brummitt Graduate Gemologist GIA -Certified Gemologist AGS
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Are you looking to find out what your jewelry is worth? Do you need an insurance appraisal to get your jewelry insured? Our expert appraisers can determine the value of your jewelry pieces and provide the documentation required for insurance.
The appraisal documents that we provide are typed and include photographs of each appraised piece of jewelry. We also include an extra copy of the document for your insurance agent. Many insurance companies require a Gemologist to sign the appraisal to be bound. Mimi Brummitt is a Graduate Gemologist with the GIA and a Certified Gemologist with the AGS. She has been appraising jewelry for over 28 years.
PRICING FOR JEWELRY APPRAISAL SERVICES
Basic appraisal fees:
Insurance Replacement Document. Prices start at $150 per hour with a $50 minimum. For example, a basic round, brilliant diamond solitaire item can typically be done in 45 minutes.
Insurance Document Updates. $35 to provide an updated price and a newly printed document from an old appraisal that we have previously provided. The customer must provide the old appraisal if it is more than five years old. For Ora appraisals (our former business) older than five years, we will do update pricing only if we still have an Ora appraisal on file or that it can be easily found. For all updates, we must examine the item again in person to verify that it still exists, take new photographs and get any missing data from the old appraisal and verify the current condition of the item.
All appraisals include cleaning the items and inspecting prongs and settings. If we detect any problems that need repairs while it is being inspected, we will inform the client, provide a quote estimate,and then complete the approved repairs.
We also offer:
Pricing by quote. Simple listings to provide only basic information on simple items. Several items can be listed on one page. For example: “18 inch 14k yellow gold link chain. 5 grams, Retail Replacement Value $ ____”.
Pricing by quote. Counter evaluations to help sort large groups of items into quality and value.
$150/hour. A Fair Market Value document is sometimes used when settling estates. The document is not as detailed as an insurance replacement document.
Family history and pictures may be added to an appraisal to document the provenance of an item.
We are often asked who insures only jewelry. Check out Jewelers Mutual Insurance Group in Neenah, Wisconsin. www.JewelersMutual.com They insure worldwide, wherever your travels take you. They also provide comprehensive repair or replacement coverage. Mimi Brummitt can assist you in getting a quote from Jewelers Mutual.