Generations of Appraisal Pedigree

My grandfather, both a jeweler and watch maker, opened his first shop in 1918 and my father was raised in the jewelry business. In 1946 he opened the first exchange-type jewelry store on 47th street in what would become the famous New York City Diamond District. Like both my father and grandfather before me, this business is in my blood. My decades of traditional hands on experience coupled with countless courses, certifications and seminars creates a perfect blend of a man who knows his craft perfectly but also knows the value of relationships and customers. I've been in this business for as long as I can remember and I treat everyone who comes through my door as if they will be too.

Insurance Appraisals

Insurance appraisals indicate the retail value of replacing the piece should there ever be a claim against the insurance company. These should be updated every 3-5 years, to accurately reflect current market value.

Wholesale Appraisals

Wholesale appraisals indicate the relative value in a wholesale jewelry district. These values are valid for the current conditions in the market, fluctuating frequently based on diamond, colored stones, metals, and manufacturing costs.

Estate Appraisals

Estate appraisals indicate the sale value of the piece(s) if the owner liquidated their items at current market conditions. Valid only for the current conditions in the market, which fluctuate often throughout the year.

Additional Services:

Jewelry Purchase Consultation

Pre-Grade & Evaluation

Expert Testimony or Legal Statement

What to Expect

Appraisals done right are simple and fast –
and all completed right in front of you.

You will sit with a Gemologist who will be delighted to answer any questions about your gemstone or jewelry pieces and to give you advice about care and frequency of appraisal updates for your pieces. The assessment will begin with measurements to calculate the estimated weights of the gemstones/diamonds, followed by a complete analysis of the quality and craftsmanship.

All of this information on the quality, detailed measurements, and authenticity will be documented on the appraisal along with a photograph of the piece. All of this will be completed in around 20-30 minutes per item.

Below please find some of the most commonly asked questions we get from our customers.


Will my pieces Ever Leave My Sight?

Usually the entire process is completed right in front of you, rarely will you ever need to leave the item.

This will be an efficent, pleasant and informative experience, whether you prefer to catch up on email or a book, or take this opportunity to ask all the questions you've always wanted answered.


How Long Does an Appraisal Take?

Our gemologists are very efficient and generally an appraisal is completed on site in 20-30 minutes per item.

There is some variation depending on the complexity of the piece and rarity of some gemstones, but for the most part, an appraisal can be easily completed on a lunch break.


What are the benefits of a Gemologic Appraisal?

Our comprehensive appraisals include a detailed description of the piece, measurements, color and clarity quality, a high resolution image, and of course the current and accurate value.

Besides a full and thorough appraisal and all the peace of mind and knowledge that comes along with it, you will also benefit from ongoing support from Gemologic. Whether you need an update of your existing appraisal, or you have jewelry questions of any kind, we encourage you to reach out to us anytime.


Do I need my appraisal updated?

Yes, the value of diamonds, gemstones, and precious metals are constantly changing, and it is very important to maintain a record of the true current value of your piece.

It is important both for insurance claims as well as in case of wanting to sell the piece. In both cases you want to ensure your piece is valued appropriately. Gemologic takes care of our returning customers by charging only modest fees for updated appraisals.


Why not just have the seller provide me with an appraisal?

Jewelers are experts at crafting jewelry, but they are not appraisers. Appraisals from the seller are inherently biased.

The information might not exactly depict the qualities and details of the piece or the value may be inflated, which will cause you to have higher monthly insurance premiums on the item.


Are we recognized by insurance companies?

We are recognized by most insurance companies worldwide and are on a list of preferred appraisers for several of them.

If you are looking for a recommendation of an insurance company that will best suit your needs, please feel free to ask one of our Gemologists, we want to help you in any way that we can.