Meet the R.F. Moeller Appraiser
Certified Gemologist Appraiser
Did you know?
The FBI, the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, and the US Customs Office have sought out the expertise of our jewelry appraisers.
Jewelry Appraisal FAQs
What is a jewelry appraisal?
A jewelry appraisal is a written document produced by an accredited professional that outlines various features of the piece of jewelry and provides a price valuation. During the appraisal, the jewelry quality is analyzed using approved standards and a detailed written evaluation of the piece including its estimated value is provided.
Is there more than one kind of jewelry appraisal?
Yes. An insurance replacement appraisal is based on replacing a piece of jewelry with a comparable new item. A fair market appraisal provides a value that an informed and willing seller can expect to obtain from an informed and willing buyer in which time is not of the essence.
Do I need an appraisal?
It may not seem important now, but the day you need to make a claim to an insurance company, you’ll kick yourself for not having one. In such an instance, it will be critical. A thorough appraisal is your only assurance that you will be able to replace the damaged or lost item with something that’s comparable.
How much will it cost?
Jewelry appraisals start at $100 for a single item with each additional item costing $75. Appraisals by appointment start at $125 for the first item. The cost of appraising more complex items is by estimate. Hourly pricing is also available for large estates or when many different items are involved. Please call us to receive an estimate for your appraisal.
What can be appraised?
Our jewelry appraisers have appraised a wide range of items from jewelry to precious metals. Some of the most common items we appraise include:
- Loose Gemstones
How long will an appraisal take?
On average, appraisals of one to three items will take around seven days to complete. Larger estates or jewelry collections will take longer. Our sales associates will give you an expected date of completion when you bring your jewelry in.
Do all three R.F. Moeller locations handle appraisals?
Yes. We are proud to offer appraisal services at all of our locations.
Will you consider purchasing an appraised item?
When you bring your item in we can either do an appraisal or make an offer to buy. However we cannot do both as it would be a conflict of interest.