Appraisals by Appointment
GS Laboratories offers appraisal services to the general public, by appointment only. GSL’s complete range of diamond grading and jewelry appraisal services help to protect your investment. Ideal for insurance, probate or equalization. To inquire further, or to book an appointment, please contact one of our laboratories.
Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Jewellery Appraisal
Q: What is included in a GS Laboratories’ appraisal?
A: A GS Laboratories’ jewelry appraisal is an unbiased opinion as to the identity, composition, qualities and values associated with an item of jewelry, as described in an official appraisal document. A GS Laboratories’ appraisal includes a detailed description and digital photograph of the item of jewelry. The appraisal uses internationally recognized terminology and grading systems. Each GS Laboratories’ appraisal is prepared and signed by a fully certified gemologist.
Please see our ‘Products and Services’ for samples of our certificates.
Q: How often should I have my jewelry appraised?
A: Many insurance companies have their own guidelines for how current a jewelry appraisal needs to be for insurance purposes. Most companies advise that jewelry be reappraised every few years – please check with your insurance company for their recommendation.
Q: I have a GS Laboratories’ appraisal that I need to update. Can I request an update by mail or email?
A: In order to issue an updated appraisal, it is necessary for the item to be verified in- office. Please call one of our labs to arrange for an appointment.
Q: I would like to have my jewelry appraised, but I’m not located near your office locations. How can I have my jewelry appraised?
A: If you are unable to come to our office for an appraisal appointment, you may submit your jewelry via a courier service (i.e. Fedex or registered mail) or take to your local jeweler, who can submit it to our lab for appraisal. Please contact our office for more information.