Jewelry Appraisals Are Important

We have learned that many jewelry stores in the Kansas City do not provide an appraisal with your jewelry purchase. 

At Richard Dolgin Private Jeweler is it our normal policy that with every sale, we provide a detailed appraisal ready to go to your insurance company. We will also be happy to work with you and your agent to make sure your jewelry is insured properly. To some, having an appraisal seem unimportant until something happens and you need to replace a cherished valuable. Jewelry insurance is very reasonably priced and it gives the wearer peace of mind. 

 Jewelry Appraisal

Jewelry Appraisal

In our Overland Park studio, we have all the equipment necessary to provide you with an accurate and thorough appraisal for any fine jewelry item. 

Our policy is to provide a detailed appraisal with each purchase from Richard Dolgin Private Jeweler. Come check us out for your next jewelry purchase to receive the best service in the Kansas City area.

Understanding The Selling Process

Obtaining a new appraisal for jewelry you want to sell can be very expensive and is sometimes unnecessary.

You should know the role of an appraisal in the selling process. For instance, if you have the original paperwork that came with a piece of jewelry and other insurance records, that is very helpful. Using existing records in combination with an on-site evaluation allows us to determine a fair price. We conduct our own evaluations of your diamonds, gold, and precious metal before we give you an offer for your valuables. Therefore an appraisal before selling jewelry is not always mandatory. 

 Testing gold jewelry

Testing gold jewelry

Come to our private and secure location at Richard Dolgin Private Jeweler for a professional evaluation and offer for your valuables.

 Professional equipment for evaluation of valuables

Professional equipment for evaluation of valuables

 

 

 

Jewelry Appraisals are a valuable service provided at Richard Dolgin Private Jeweler.


KEEPING YOUR APPRAISAL UP TO DATE IS VERY IMPORTANT IN TODAY'S MARKET WITH THE CONSTANT CHANGES IN PRECIOUS METAL AND DIAMOND PRICES.

If you were to lose a prized piece of your jewelry collection today, would your appraisal be accurate? An up to date appraisal is essential for insurance claims should you unfortunately lose a piece of jewelry. Unfortunately I have heard many stories of individuals having to come up with money out of pocket to replace lost items because their appraisal was over 10 years old and insurance simply would not cover the entire cost at today's prices.

There are multiple situations that require appraisals.  At Richard Dolgin Private Jeweler we have provided appraisals of jewelry items for customers who need:

  • Updates for their insurance company to keep the values current in case of a loss
  • Values for estate purposes
  • Values for newly acquired pieces for both personal and insurance reasons
  • Determination of costume vs genuine jewelry items
  •  Value of inherited estate jewelry for insurance and sale purposes

In our state of the art jewelry studio, we have the best equipment to evaluate your jewelry accurately and deliver a professional documented appraisal accepted by insurance companies and estate planners. During the process each item is photographed and a professional written description is documented. If the gemstone is loose we will weigh and grade it in our diamond lab. If the stone is within a mounting an approximate weight and grading is applied. Gemstones are not removed unless specified by our clients.

Whether you have a large collection of family heirlooms or a newly acquired piece, it is beneficial to have current appraisal information. I thoroughly enjoy helping customers identify and evaluate their jewelry pieces.

At Richard Dolgin Private Jeweler no request is too large or too small and you will find our appraisal prices very reasonable for our professional work.

 

Jewelry Repair and Custom Work

Since we opened Richard Dolgin Private Jeweler over two years ago, we have been constantly improving our on-premise jewelry shop.

We have added equipment including a laser welder, state of the art polishing equipment, and new compressor for sand blasing and model making. We continue this process to offer you a state of the art facility to do the finest jewelry repair and custom work in the Kansas City area. 

Here is a link to a small amount of our recent custom work. - Custom Jewelry

Marsha, the Master Jeweler, continues to be a wonder at creating the jewelry of your dreams and restoring your existing jewelry. Her skills continue to amaze me and thrill each client. The smiles and looks of disbelief when people are picking up their jewelry fuel our passion.

We will use our years of knowledge and state of the art jewelry shop to create a wonderful jewelry experience for you.

 Postcard Repairs

Keep your appraisals up to date for your insurance needs

Keeping your appraisal up to date is so important in today's market with all metal and diamond prices getting higher every day.

So many people have stopped in regards to a piece being lost and their last appraisal was over ten years ago.  With no current appraisal they having to come up with the money out of pocket because the insurance company will not cover the entire cost at today's prices. 

There are many different types of appraisals that people need for different circumstances involving their jewelry.

  • Updates for their insurance company to keep the values current in case of a loss 
  • Values for estate purposes
  • Acquired a new piece and would like to know the value for both personal and insurance reasons
  • Determine whether the piece is costume or genuine
  • Value of inherited estate jewelry for insurance, and sale purposes

We have all the best equipment and contacts to evaluate your jewelry accurately and deliver a professional documented appraisal accepted by insurance companies and estate planners.

Many clients come to me with a large collection of jewelry.  I have created coffee table books for the client’s enjoyment and for detailed descriptions for their insurance company.  I have worked with some clients for many weeks to determine values and take professional pictures of each piece for the appraisal.  No job is too large or too small and you will find our prices very reasonable for our professional work.

Stop in and see me in my Overland Park jewelry studio for a private meeting to work on your appraisal needs.

 Sample Appraisal