300 Morris St. Durham, NC 27701

Estate Evaluations & Estate Planning

Estate evaluation services are flexible and customized for each client's needs. They can include:

  • Sorting items based on metal type (ie: costume jewelry, silver jewelry, gold jewelry, platinum jewelry)

  • Cataloging items of value for the estate

  • Taking pictures of valuable items

  • Providing a value range for items

Estate Evaluations are most appropriate for clients who:

  • ​Own a lot of jewelry and want to have proof of ownership in case of loss
  • ​Have inherited multiple items and need help to sort and evaluate it
  • ​Are making future plans or a will and want to organize items before passing them down


  • Estate evaluations start at $100* per hour. If the consultation also includes the preparation of a jewelry catalog there will be an additional fee.

How it works:

  • All services are done by appointment.

  • ​​Come to our office to have your items cleaned, examined and photographed OR
  • Our gemologist will come to your home or office with necessary equipment and evaluate items by client request.*

  • Any catalogs requested will be emailed within one week of the consultation. Catalogs can be mailed upon request.

  • Payment is due when the evaluation meeting is finished. Cash (exact change only), checks made out to Pearls Plus LLC, and credit cards are accepted.

​​*While-you-wait service, rush service, and on-site examinations are available at additional cost.​

Graduate gemologist performs estate sorting and cataloging
Graduate gemologist performs estate sorting and cataloging