Preparation for an Appraisal Appointment
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Clean and repair jewelry.

Since all deficiencies are noted in the appraisal document, (broken prongs or missing stones, for example) repair or restring items prior to the appointment.

Organize jewelry by type.

For example, if you are a collector, sort by designer, period, famous maker, or category, like all bracelets, all rings, etc.,

Gather documentation.
Sales receipts
Certificates from GIA, EGL, AGS
Old insurance summaries
Previous appraisals
Jewelry history/photographs are helpful with family pieces and assist with documenting provenance (history of ownership)