300 Morris St. Durham, NC 27701

Jewelry Appraisal

Jewelry appraisal services are the most formal types of consultations available.

Each jewelry appraisal will include:

  • Cleaning the item
  • Inspecting for damage
  • Weighing and measuring
  • Verifying the gold content
  • Identifying all gemstones in the item
  • Evaluating the cut, clarity, and quality of any gemstones in the item
  • Determining the value using the most appropriate market
  • Taking detailed photographs
  • Providing a detailed written document including the above information

Jewelry appraisal services are most appropriate for:

  • Insurance replacement coverage
  • ​Buying or selling an item through private sale
  • ​Legal reasons (ex: divorce, bankruptcy, estate distribution, tax matters)


  • Jewelry appraisal services start at $100* for the first item. Discounts are available for multiple items.

How it works:

  • All services are done by appointment.

  • Come to our office to have your items cleaned, examined and photographed OR

  • Pearls Plus L.L.C. will come to your home or office to examine the items and take photographs.*

  • The formal appraisal documents will be emailed (mailed by request) within one week of examination.

  • Payment is due at time of appointment. Cash (exact change only), checks made out to Pearls Plus L.L.C., and credit cards are accepted. The charges will be clearly explained upon pick up.

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

Graduate Gemologist performs jewelry appraisal
Graduate Gemologist performs jewelry appraisal