A Brinker's Jewelers Appraisal Begins With Honesty
Our appraisers are graduate gemologists of the Gemological Institute of America (GIA). This certification means we can give you the most accurate analysis of your most precious jewelry.
OUR APPRAISAL PROCESS
We personally spend a bit of time educating our customers on what to expect from an appraisal in case something ever happens to their jewelry. We honestly and thoroughly determine the value of any item you need appraised, and share this dollar amount with you. Your jewelry appraisal will include:
- Testing and documentation
- Gem identification
- Inspection and cleaning of each item
- Grading analysis
- A written value assessment for current retail, estate or liquidation purposes
- A photograph of each piece for insurance
- Two copies of your appraisal (one for you and one for your insurance)
The Brinker’s Difference
Many customers are unaware that appraisal value is generally higher than the actual dollar amount received if jewelry is lost, stolen or damaged, and requires replacement by an insurance agency. As most appraisals are done for the purpose of obtaining insurance coverage in these cases, we appraise as accurately as possible so our customers aren't paying higher insurance rates to insure their valuable jewelry.
Our appraisals can also be used for:
• Estate-tax evaluation
• Value comparison
• Casualty loss
• Dissolution of marriage (divorce)
• Collateral and barter purposes
Most insurance companies replace items at the lowest cost possible, and not at the dollar amount the item appraises for. It is standard practice for an agency to replace your stone/item with one of their choosing. This methodology could sacrifice the quality and integrity of your stone/item.
We advise our customers to elicit their cash option during replacement claims. This approach means you’ll speak with your professional jeweler face-to-face, and you get the confidence of knowing the quality and integrity of your replaced stone/item still meet both GIA and Brinker’s Jewelers standards.
We never over-appraise our selection of jewelry. This isn’t fair to our customers, who in turn overpay insurance premiums to protect a piece appraised at a much higher rate than it truly costs to replace. Integrity is everything, and will never do anything to jeopardize ours.
We Can Appraise Your Diamonds, Jewelry Items, Estate Pieces, Watches, And More
If you haven’t had your jewelry appraised in the past five years, we recommend you have it documented in detail by one of our jewelry specialists. Stop by our store, or fill out the form below and we will reach out.