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What You Need to Know About Jewelry Appraisals

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What You Need to Know About Jewelry Appraisals

Although your jewelry may be priceless to you, holding sentimental value and memories, knowing and understanding the value of your jewelry is important. Whether it be precious heirlooms that have been passed down from generation to generation or your brand new engagement ring that you're proudly displaying on your finger, you should have it appraised by a professional. There are a number of things you should know about jewelry appraisals, and we’re here to give you the facts! 

Why Have Your Jewelry Appraised

The first question you’re probably asking yourself, is why do I need my jewelry appraised? The ultimate reason for having your valuables appraised is for insurance purposes. An engagement ring, for example, is a big investment that you’ll want to have covered in case of unfortunate circumstances (such as having it stolen, or lost). Having an up-to-date appraisal will cover you financially in this case, ensuring that you’ll be fairly compensated. With accurate and up-to-date appraisals, you can have peace of mind wearing all of your cherished jewelry. 

When and How Often to Have it Appraised 

The sooner you can get your jewelry appraised, the quicker you’ll be covered. After the initial appraisal, it’s recommended that your jewelry be reappraised every 3-5 years, as the value of jewelry and gemstones can fluctuate. If your appraisal is out of date, the jewelry may be insured for less than its current value, leaving you with a financial loss if it were stolen, lost, or damaged. When you have your jewelry appraised at Bostonian Jewelers, we’ll send you a postcard reminder when it’s time to have it reappraised; Just be sure to keep us updated with your current address! 

Where to Get Your Jewelry Appraisal in Boston 

When choosing where to have your precious jewelry pieces appraised, you’ll want to find a reputable company that you feel comfortable bringing your valuables. At Bostonian Jewelers, we treat your jewelry with the utmost delicacy and respect. We don’t require that you leave it with us; All that we ask is you schedule an appointment to allow us proper time for your evaluation. We offer extensive appraisal services, which are accepted by all insurance companies. When we’ve finished examining your valuables, we’ll provide you with a report outlining our opinion of the value of your item at that point in time. To learn more about our jewelry appraisal services, get in touch with us today! Fill out an online contact form or give us a call at 617-523-2934 to schedule an appointment.