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Estate Jewelry Appraisals

Estate Jewelry

Sapphire Diamond BraceletWhat is estate jewelry? While it’s commonly known as older pieces passed down through generations, estate jewelry doesn’t have to be old at all.  The term estate jewelry also refers to anything that has had a previous owner, regardless of the piece’s age. As an experienced and trustworthy family-run business experienced in appraising, buying, and selling unique and traditional estate jewelry, we can help shed light on your inherited pieces. Led by our Graduate Gemologist Greg Glemser, we proudly serve customers in Doylestown, PA, and throughout Bucks County. We are your local source for estate jewelry appraisals and sales.

Jewelry AppraiserEstate Jewelry Appraisals

Estate jewelry appraisals are important for identifying the materials, condition, craftsmanship, and other factors that could influence the value of your estate piece. As an experienced estate jewelry appraiser, we will assign a value we are willing to pay for your collection to help you decide whether you want to sell or keep your treasures. We also offer estate jewelry appraising expertise for estate attorneys in settlement cases, providing the value of a piece as needed.

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5 Benefits of our estate jewelry appraisal services

If you’ve inherited estate jewelry, our appraisal services can deliver the professional guidance you need. We offer plenty of benefits to consider, including: 

  1. CameoPersonalized expertise from a graduate gemologist and seasoned team of jewelers highly skilled in estate jewelry appraisals
  2. No restrictions on the type or quantity of estate pieces that you can appraise – there’s nothing too small or too big for us
  3. A sensitive, no-pressure approach and deep understanding that the sentimental value of your inherited jewelry is often what matters the most
  4. Free or low-cost appraisal fees, depending on the volume of estate jewelry you want to appraise
  5. Quick, same-day turnaround appraisal service available in most cases 

Contact us to learn more about the benefits of choosing our family-operated estate jewelry appraisal services.

Estate jewelry pieces that we appraise

We appraise the full gamut of estate jewelry, including pieces with precious stones, gold, silver, or platinum. We can even help with rare or crystal-adorned costume jewelry. 

We routinely appraise many types of estate pieces, such as: 

  • Antique Engagement ringEngagement rings
  • Cocktail rings
  • Brooches
  • Stickpins
  • Pendants
  • Necklaces
  • Bracelets
  • Earrings

What type of estate jewelry can we appraise for you? No matter what you’ve inherited, we have the professional expertise and sensitive approach to provide expert appraisals or general value at no or low cost. Reach out and learn more.

What to expect

When you choose us for your estate jewelry appraisal, here is what to expect and how you can prepare for your appointment.

Preparing for the appraisal

Before visiting our store for an estate jewelry appraisal, gather any paperwork, previous appraisals, or other documents to authenticate the piece(s) you want to appraise. It is also helpful if you know something about the piece’s history to help us determine its age.

During the appraisal

Jewelry appraiser 2During an estate jewelry appraisal, we will test your estate jewelry for metal purity, assess the stones, and look for signatures, trademarks, and other distinguishing markings. If you have a large collection of jewelry that you’d like appraised, we will sort the pieces by carats and metals to help us assess them more efficiently. Then, we’ll research any unique items that might hold value, consulting our vast network of industry professionals as needed. Once our assessment is complete, we will assign three values to your estate jewelry: 

  • Retail 
  • Resale 
  • Pure liquidation (or fair market value)

We perform most of our appraisals on the spot unless you have an extensive collection or require a detailed written valuation that require more time to complete.

What’s next?

In most cases, our estate jewelry appraisals with an offer to purchase are valid for two weeks unless your piece’s value isn’t subject to change according to market conditions. During this time, you can decide whether you’d like to keep your item or sell it.  If you’re interested in selling your piece to us, we will make a fair and final cash offer for your consideration. 

Ready to get started with your estate jewelry appraisal? Request an appointment or contact us online today.


Factors that increase estate jewelry appraisal value

The appraised value of your estate jewelry depends on several critical factors.

Amethyst Brooch 2Your inherited pieces will command a higher price if they: 

  • Feature precious stones, semi-precious stones, or precious metals 

  • Are in excellent condition with filigree and other details intact

  • Have unique features, such as an artist’s signature

  • Are vintage (100+ years old) or antique (20-99 years old) 

  • Are a rare find


Could your pieces be worth more than you thought? Contact us for an expert estate jewelry appraisal. 

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Estate jewelry FAQs

How much does an estate jewelry appraisal cost?
In most cases, we will provide a ballpark value of the item at no cost. However, if you have a large collection or require a detailed written document, we may charge a small fee to cover our time. 

How long does an estate jewelry appraisal take?
If you have a single piece or a small collection, we usually provide a same-day estate jewelry appraisal. However, the turnaround time may be longer for more extensive collections.

How long is an offer on my item valid?
If we appraise and make an offer on your piece, that offer is valid for two weeks. However, if the value of your piece will not fluctuate with market conditions, we may extend the validation window.

How many pieces of estate jewelry can you appraise at once?
We have no limits on the number of estate jewelry appraisals that we can provide. So, whether you have a single piece or a large collection, count on us – nothing is too small or too big.

Is there an expectation that I must sell my pieces? I’m not sure that I’m ready.
We provide a no-pressure approach to estate jewelry appraisals. So even if you have no intentions to sell your inherited collection and merely want to know its value, we’re here to help.

Estate Jewelry Sales

Cocktail RingsLooking for a one-of-a-kind piece? Visit us to explore our estate jewelry case. We carry several unique finds, including antique and vintage pieces, such as: 

  • Rings
  • Necklaces
  • Bracelets
  • Pendants

Stop in to check out our estate jewelry selection. You never know what you might discover!

Why Choose Us

Whether you’re looking for an estate jewelry appraisal or a new piece to add to your collection, we are a local source you can trust to provide expert service and a rare selection. Choose us because of our excellent:

  • Training – We have expert training, credentials, and knowledge, with Graduate Gemologist Greg Glemser leading the way.

  • Experience – With over 25 years of experience in the jewelry business, we have the knowledge and skills to appraise, buy, and sell your precious collections.

  • Service – We are friendly and approachable, consistently delivering an extraordinary level of service, no matter the size of your collection or your budget for a new piece.

  • Trustworthiness – As a family-operated company, we’ve spent the past decade building a solid reputation for trustworthiness in Doylestown, PA, and throughout Bucks County.

  • Reviews – We’re proud to have earned a thumbs-up from customers near and far. Check out our exceptional reviews from sites like GoogleYelp, and  Facebook.

When you want to appraise, sell, or buy estate jewelry, please think of us. We’re your neighborhood source for timely, trustworthy, and quality service that you can trust.  Contact us today.

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