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An appraisal is a professional opinion of the authenticity, quality, design and approximate value of a piece of property. An appraisal must be typewritten in concise, objective and internationally recognized terminology.
Most people require appraisals for obtaining insurance but other reasons may include - for division of property upon death or divorce, as proof of ownership when travelling, to use as collateral or for resale.
There is no licensing body which requires jewellery appraisers to attain a minimum level of education/experience before practicing. Until legislation is passed to protect the public from those who are unqualified, the burden is on consumers to investigate a company's reputation and question its appraiser's competency. The Canadian Jewellers Association provides consumers with a list of appraisal professionals.
Independent Jewellers appraisers' credentials are Graduate Gemologist, Certified Gemologist and Certified Appraisal Professional (formerly called Accredited Appraiser). Our gem laboratory is equipped to the standards of globally respected jewellery organizations such as the Gemological Institute of America, American Gem Society and the Canadian Jewellery Association. To maintain these memberships, Independent Jewellers appraisers require continual education and re-testing.
Fees vary among qualified appraisers. Professional level fees usually indicate a high degree of education and experience as well as state of the art lab facilities. Since no one professional can be an expert on everything, occasionally your appraiser may consult with others who specialize in a particular field. Be prepared to allow extra time and cost.
When you bring your valuables to Independent Jewellers we keep them in house, and insured, providing for your peace of mind. Although normal turnaround time is about 2-3 weeks, same day service can sometimes be arranged by appointment.
Call to make an appointment or come down to see us at our 493 Notre Dame Avenue location. We would be pleased to provide a complimentary, no-obligation consultation.
If you would like to contact us regarding an appraisal inquiry, please click here, or call our 493 Notre Dame Ave. location at (204) 774-5544.
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