At Susan Eisen Fine Jewelry and Watches, your appraisal is performed according to the requirements of the International Society of Appraisers, Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), the American Gem Society, the American Society of Appraisers, and the National Association of Jewelry Appraisers. Your jewelry appraisal is professionally prepared to the highest standards. For information on the qualifications of Susan Eisen, please click here.
Many types of documents are offered including: certificate of replacement cost documents to help establish the replacement cost for insurance or other appraisals for a variety of purposes including estate, divorced property settlements, forced sale, non-forced sale, private sale, heir equitable distribution, inventory, tax inventory, charitable contribution, estate planning, or consignment.
|Susan Eisen with IRS Tax Attorney discussing current Charitable Contributions Appraisal issues.|
Appointments are required and in most cases the appraisal is completed and back in your possession in one week. Each piece of jewelry is weighed, measured, and described in detail. If required, your jewelry or watch is analyzed in our Accredited Gemological Laboratory, with sophisticated equipment to find the identification and characteristics of your gemstones.
Gemstones are identified, graded, measured, and their weights calculated and metal content is determined using current methods and up-to-date equipment.
When requested all diamonds are described with weight, shape, color and clarity. In diamonds over .50 carat, the internal characteristics of the diamond are diagrammed and further details regarding proportions are included. GIA certification service is also available if you so request.
- Colored gemstones are described with weight, shape, color, and clarity with further details when they affect value.
- Your appraisal includes enlarged digital color photographs of the items printed right on the report.
- Photomicrographs (photographs through a microscope) are available if needed for insurance claims, etc. Your appraisal explains the gemstone grading systems used. An explanation of the definition of value is included, along with the instructions for the appropriate use of the appraisal document.
Offsite, home, in-vault, rush, or on-site jewelry appraisals are available at an additional fee. We offer a variety of packages for your appraisal needs for your special needs.