Free Consultation! Written appraisals from $79 

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Appraisal Services

Many reasons exist why you need your jewelry evaluated by an expert. At Jewelry Appraisers of North Carolina, Terry A. Kahn, G.G.,GIA Graduate Gemologist understands why. You may need an insurance appraisal to add to, or update, your homeowners’ policy, or a Fair Market Value to help settle an estate. Evaluating your jewelry takes a skilled hand and expert eye. Terry A. Kahn. G.G. makes sure each piece is appraised with the knowledge gained over nearly four decades in the the jewelry appraisal business. Mr. Kahn gives you the most accurate evaluation of your valuables. Guaranteed. Terry A. Kahn, G.G., appraises all types of jewelry including, diamonds, solid gold, estate jewelry, fine watches, colored gemstones, platinum, US coins, cultured pearls, sterling silver and flatware, plus designers like Tiffany & Co., David Yurman, Rolex watches and more. Anything you feel is valuable enough to you to insure, bring it in and our experts will advise you – free of charge – if it is worth getting appraised.

Free Consultation and Written appraisals from $79

What's Included in an Appraisal?

Types of Appraisals


Retail Replacement Value

Most commonly used by homeowners Ideal for the purpose of obtaining insurance Priced from $79 for first item Discounts may be available for additional pieces


Fair Market Value

Desired by Bank Trust Departments, Estate Attorneys & Financial Planners Preferred method for distributing or settling property issues, contact us for volume pricing


Liquidation Value

Assistance in liquidating unwanted jewelry for cash Estimated immediate cash value if forced to sell or scrap your items Contact us for pricing if a written document is required


Cash Offer-Free Consultation

Verbal evaluation of jewelry We will go through your box of “treasures” and determine what’s valuable or not, give you a range of prices, and help determine what may be in need of a written appraisal.

Appraisal FAQs

A warranty is typically offered by the seller, to repair or replace a valued jewelry item if damaged. An appraisal is a written document by an expert appraiser, GIA Graduate Gemologist, for the purpose of obtaining insurance in the event your item is lost or stolen.
Anyone wishing to protect their fine jewelry items of value or family heirlooms.
In reality, only when Market conditions change significantly, when you move, or change Insurance companies. Check with your Insurance company.
At Jewelry Appraisers of North Carolina, we can schedule your appraisal for the same day, or within 48 hours, depending on the number of jewelry items and their complexity.
Jewelry you consider valuable or irreplaceable, especially fine diamonds, 14 Karat gold, designer jewelry items or family heirlooms.
We believe an independent appraiser is critical. A GIA (Gemological Institute of America) Graduate Gemologist, and member of the National Association of Jewelry Appraisers (NAJA), or it’s equivalent, is qualified to appreciate, identify, grade, and place an appropriate value on your items.
Diamonds, rings, earrings, bracelets, necklaces and more, 10K, 14K and 18K fine jewelry, platinum jewelry, fine precious gemstones, cultured pearls, fine watches, like Rolex, Cartier, or Patek Philippe, fine designers, like David Yurman, Tiffany, or John Hardy, fine Vintage jewelry items from the Art Deco, Retro, or Victorian era, Sterling silver flatware and US gold and silver coins. If you are not sure our experts will be glad to review and advise.

A written appraisal is an affordable $79 for the first item, with possible discounts for additional items.