Jewelery Valuations & Appraisal Services
One of the Core Values at Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry is that we are committed to providing superior value and service to our customers. This has been demonstrated since Lee Berg opened his first store in 1978 and is still reflected by the work of the second family generation as Ryan Berg, Scott Berg and Chad Berg instill this value to all aspect of Lee Michaels. In all nine of our locations, we offer comprehensive appraisal services by Gemologists who are Graduates of the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) and certified members of the American Gem Society, (AGS). We offer complimentary insurance valuations on all items purchased at $2,500 or more.
As members of the American Gem Society, we have many qualified professionals for insurance valuations and other gemological services. Our appraisers are highly trained and experienced specialists in the areas of new, vintage and antique jewelry and watches. Following a strict code of ethics governed by international organizations such as the Jewelers Vigilance Committee and Jewelers of America, our associates are committed to promoting responsible business practices in a clear and accountable manner.
Our services include: insurance appraisals, post purchase valuations, grading reports for clarity, color, cut and carat weight, and gemstone identification reports.
A jewelry appraisal can be performed on any item of jewelry, regardless of the composition, style, or condition. The purpose of a jewelry appraisal is to assign an estimated dollar value for an item, but market values change, so we recommend you have fine jewelry appraisals updated every five years.
The document will include weights, measurements, and a detailed narrative description of each item. Appraisal documents should also contain Identification, quality analysis, measurements and estimated weights for all gems as well as metal type and purity.
Valuations will be sent electronically to the customer, unless otherwise specified.
A laboratory report describes a mounted or unmounted gemstone and is akin to its "birth certificate". Reports differ for diamonds and colored gems, but documentation includes specifics about carat weight and dimensions, color and clarity grades, and detail relating to the gemstone's shape and faceting style. Lee Michaels provides Gemological Institute of America (GIA) or American Gem Society (AGS) reports for most diamonds that we sell.
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The Estate Collection
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