Appraisal Documents
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Appraisal documents include:

  • A detailed description of each item providing identification
    measurements, weight calculations

  • Digital photograph of each item enlarged to show detail

  • Plotting of diamonds over Ĺ carat

  • Proportion analysis of all diamonds over 1 carat

  • Colored stone grading and plotting of stones over 1 carat.

  • Research valuation at appropriate market level

  • Identification of designer and manufacturer when possible.

  • Photocopies of certificates, when available

  • Metal content

  • Photomicrographs (photographs taken through the microscope) are used sometimes for insurance claims or for showing makerís mark which is sometimes significant.

  • Explanation of value definitions or industry-specific terminology.

  • Two copies of document, one for insurance company,