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Jewelry Appraisers of North Carolina Owner Terry A. Kahn, G.G.,GIA Graduate Gemologist knows jewelry. Since 1980, Mr. Kahn has helped each of his customers achieve the most accurate appraisals for retail replacement, obtaining insurance or establishing liquidation values to settle an estate.
Whether you wish to have a written appraisal for obtaining insurance, sell your jewelry for immediate cash, redesign an item, purchase a fine diamond or gemstone, or simply identify what you have, we can do it all.
Safely. Discreetly. Securely. Promptly.
Mr. Kahn started his career in retail jewelry sales in North Carolina in 1978, but quickly rose to vice president of Bardy’s Fine Jewelry, where he learned every aspect of the jewelry business, including appraising, buying, marketing and advertising. In 2008, Mr. Kahn started Jewelry Appraisers of North Carolina, focusing on appraising, buying and, redesigning fine jewelry, with the assistance of Karen S. Lester, a GIA Gemologist and Expert Designer, also with over forty years of experience.
He earned his Graduate Gemologist degree in 1980 at the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) in residence in Santa Monica, Calif. Mr. Kahn also is a member of the National Association of Jewelry Appraisers (NAJA).
Through the years, Mr. Kahn has mastered diamond and gemstone grading, including the 4C’s (color, clarity, cut and carat weight), the use of necessary gemological equipment, including microscope, refractometer, karat gold and gemstone testers, detection of lab-grown and natural diamonds, and the valuation of all of your precious items based on current retail market conditions.
Mr. Kahn’s extensive experience and study of fine estate jewelry has helped build a strong network in the trade of brokers, dealers and private collectors to assist in achieving the most accurate appraisals for retail insurance or estate liquidation purposes.
G.G.,GIA Graduate Gemologist
Master Designer & Appraiser
“Both Karen and Terry took a lot of time working with me on appraisals and determining the best way to rework several jewelry pieces. They were very knowledgeable and thorough and affordable. I would highly recommend their services to anyone needing jewelry appraisals, repairs or design..”
“TERRY KAHN IS AN INDEPENDENT GRADUATE GEMOLOGIST WHO HAS PERFORMED APPRAISAL’S FOR RINGMASTER JEWELERS IN WINSTON SALEM, NORTH CAROLINA FOR SEVERAL YEARS NOW. HE IS A TRUE PROFESSIONAL, VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE AND PRECISE IN HIS WORK. TERRY IS ALSO GREAT TO WORK WITH AND HAS EXCELLENT COMMUNICATION SKILLS WITH CLIENTS. I ALSO ADMIRE HIS FLEXIBILITY TO WORK WITH OUR SCHEDULE. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND TERRY BOTH FOR HIS SKILLS AND PERSONALITY.”