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Our Thorough Appraisal Process

Our appraisal process begins with a detailed check-in procedure where we document the specifics and the estimated value for all pieces included in the request. If the diamonds do not have a serial number established our team will fingerprint the larger stones so our clients can rest easy that their diamond will be the same stone returned upon pick up.

Once the appraisal is complete, we will walk our client through the details of the assessment and then provide written documentation for their records.

The fingerprint documentation will remain on file with Merkley Kendrick for future work, emergencies, or a need for immediate verification.

The length of time for an appraisal will vary based on the pieces involved in the project and the intricacy of the stones. We will be able to provide you with an estimate once we discuss the project.

Our Certifications

Our gemologists are genuinely the most qualified in the area. They have completed the requirements necessary to hold the following titles:

• GIA Certified Gemologist • Certified Gemologist Appraiser 
• Jewelry Insurance Appraisal Institute – Certified • Insurance Appraiser

In addition to these impressive certifications, our team has north of 30 years of appraisal experience and are prepared to help you with your appraisal needs and questions.

Drop by the store or schedule an appointment today!