What to Know When Needing a Jewelry or Coin Appraisal - David's Jewelry and Coin Exchange

What to Know When Needing a Jewelry or Coin Appraisal

Do you have a collection of jewelry or coins that you need appraised? Are you unsure if your jewelry or coins are worth anything or do you know they are valuable but need to appraise them to insure them? Here  is some information to help you get the appraisal you need.

Types of Appraisals

There are two types of appraisals that we provide for jewelry and coins.

  1. Identification of Item and Determination of Value
    With this service, you can come in, with no appointment necessary, and one of our experienced appraisers can quickly identify and provide a value for your item while you wait. With this service, no written appraisal is provided.  If you have a very large collection of jewelry or coins that can’t be done while you wait, the items may need to be left with us that we can set aside time to evaluate your collection. There may also be a charge for this service on very large collections but that is determined on site.
  2. Item Identification and Written Appraisal
    Should you need a written appraisal for insurance, estate or financial reasons, bring your items to our store and our expert associates can walk you through the formal appraisal process.For jewelry, we will gather information, take photos and measurements so you can take your jewelry home with you as we work to write up the appraisal. This process generally take less than a week.For coins, we will need for you to leave the collection with us so that we can set aside time to research, identify and value each coin. This process generally takes a week.

Appraisal Costs

For onsite, quick appraisals of value, the service is free. Come in anytime with your item and we are happy to assist while you wait. Some exclusions may apply depending on the size of your collection.

Written appraisals for jewelry are $55 for the first piece of jewelry and $35 for each additional piece. If you have a large collection that you need a written appraisal on, we offer bulk rates. Please call for more information.

Written appraisals for coins are $100/hour.

If a collection is too large to bring to our store, we can go on-site for the appraisal. Please call us for more information on this service.

For more information on what is included in the written appraisal, please see our Appraisal Service page.

Tips for a Successful Appraisal

  1. Bring your jewelry or coins to our store.
  2. Don’t worry about cleaning, sorting or researching your items ahead of time.
  3. If your items are broken, bring them anyway. We can still appraise them and even fix them if you are interested in that service.
  4. Come anytime. No appointment necessary. We strive to make this process pain free and easy to knock off of your todo list.