Most insurance agencies require a current appraisal (within 3 - 5 years) of your jewelry to provide you with accurate coverage and Mitchum Jewelers offers jewelry appraisal services from our own GIA Certified Graduate Gemologists.
Most appraisals take 7 to 10 business days to complete, but can be dropped off
Monday - Friday 9am to 6pm or Saturday 9am to 5pm. See ya soon!
About Jewelry AppraisalJewelry appraisal is something a jewelry owner has heard of, but you may be wondering why it’s necessary. If you’re not planning on selling your favorite ring, for example, it might seem irrelevant. However, there are several important reasons why appraisal is something to keep in mind—even if you’re never planning on selling a piece. As your local jeweler, Mitchum Jewelers employs the services of GIA-certified gemologists, which gives us a unique vantage point for explaining the value of trustworthy appraisals:
What to Know About Jewelry AppraisalThe most important reason to have your jewelry appraised every 3 to 5 years (or after a major renovation) is for insurance purposes. Unfortunately, we don’t live in a world where insurance companies will take an individual’s word on good faith, and insurers like Jewelers Mutual require appraisals from trusted jewelers before they’ll allow people to file claims. It can be devastating to lose your favorite piece of jewelry or have it stolen, only to discover that an insurer won’t replace it. Also, this appraisal process can help you go get a better idea of what your jewelry is worth and its overall condition. If there’s damage or unseen problems in your jewelry, an appraiser can help to spot them for you.
If there’s a mystery about your jewelry, or a feature you don’t understand, a GIA-certified appraiser can use their training to determine the provenance of your piece. For example, you may be under the impression that grandma’s vintage ring is studded with diamonds—but without an appraisal, how would you know that the stones are really cubic zirconia? Or can you tell the difference between citrine and topaz at first blush? And what if your ring is actually gold fill rather than 18k gold? The easiest way to determine the state is to visit Mitchum Jewelers. Most of the appraisals done at our showroom take 7 to 10 business days to complete, but you can drop your pieces off at our showroom for convenience’s sake!