Insurance appraisals are one of the best ways to protect your jewelry. Whether it’s a special family heirloom or a brand new engagement ring, we always recommend having your item professionally appraised.

Q: What is a jewelry insurance appraisal?

A: A jewelry insurance appraisal is a document that describes a piece of jewelry in detail and includes an approximate replacement value.

Q: Why is it necessary?

A: Insurance appraisals are required by insurance providers in order to insure the items for cases of loss, damage, or theft.

Q: What is the process?

A: The process is very simple. Bring your item to us and we will appraise it while you wait, the same day or next day.

Q: How much does it cost?

A: Most items cost $65.00 to appraise. More difficult items or special requests are priced accordingly.

Q: When can it be done?

A: While you wait, same day or next day.

Q: Why have an appraisal done at DND Jewelers?

A: At DND Jewelers, our appraisals are conducted by trained experts who have the experience, education and skill to conduct the type of appraisal your item deserves. Our customers appreciate that our appraiser is IN HOUSE—available 6 days a week! Most jewelry stores have an appraiser visit their store once per month. At DND Jewelers, we accommodate to your schedule not the other way around.

Q: What sort of jewelry should be appraised?

A: We recommend appraising any item over $500.00 We will advise you on what we think should and should not be appraised.

Q: What do I do after I get the appraisal?

A: Contact your insurance provider and arrange a method to submit the insurance appraisal to them.

Q: What’s included in the price of the appraisal?

A: You will receive two copies of the appraisal and your item will be thoroughly cleaned. In addition to providing you with a paper copy, we will store an electronic record for ease of updating in the future.

Q: Do I have to leave my item with you?

A: No. Unless you want to.

Q: Do you provide a picture of the item?

A: We provide pictures of your item only upon request; we could provide a digital picture at no additional cost.

Q: Can I watch you conduct the appraisal?

A: Yes.

Q: Do I need an appointment?

A: You do not need an appointment but we strongly recommend making one with us. Just give us a call 540-371-2477 or contact us here.

For more information about our appraisal service click here