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 Post subject: Antique Jewelry Appraisal
PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2014 10:05 am 
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Antique Jewelry Appraisal and Vintage Appraisal

While you may believe that antique and vintage jewelry are more or less the same thing and used interchangeably, there are differences that separate them from each other. For instance, antique jewelry is any jewelry that is 100 years or more in age. On the other hand, vintage jewelry is for items that are less than 100 years of age, but are not reminiscent to the current or recent styles and trends. For this reason, antique jewelry appraisal is employed to establish an estimated insurance replacement value, whereas antique jewelry appraisal may even be sold at the current market price.

Never Assume the Value

The most common mistake that people make with antique jewelry appraisal is assuming a value for it. For instance, let’s say that your great grandmother bought a diamond ring back in 1909 worth $500 at the time. Now obviously $500 for that necklace today is criminally under appreciating its value. But to assume that it would be less than the current market value of diamond necklaces can be negligent. Antique jewelry carries a lot more value based on the age, cut, and karat value. You may be entitled to a better replacement value than you actually think. Hence, before assuming the value, get your antique jewelry appraisal from your local specialist. Go to at least three different antique jewelry appraisers to get a fair idea of how much the jewelry is worth. This will help you in getting the best replacement value and insurance for your piece of history.
Never In Bulk

Getting your antique jewelry appraised in bulk may lead to receiving a lower value of their worth. This is because different jewelry has different cut, karat value, and age. If you mix antique jewelry with vintage jewelry and get them appraised, then the chances of getting a lower replacement value are high. Hence, it is best to get your antique jewelry appraisal separately. Again, this will provide you with an accurate estimation of its worth.


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Thanks for the opening post.
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Have you been appraising for a long while, or new to the field?


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Hi Barbara,
AGI NewYork is operating since 2009. Have a look at our website http://www.aginewyork.com/index.php


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 11:41 am 
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When you say to never get your antique jewelry appraised in bulk, do you mean get pieces appraised piece by piece? For example if I have 5 antique pieces (to clarify meaning all over 100 years old), you would not recommend getting them appraised in bulk at the same time from the same appraiser?


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 3:11 pm 
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By "don't appraise in bulk", they're referring to getting several pieces appraised as a single parcel. If you take five pieces to a appraiser, and get 5 separate appraisals, you'll be fine.

As our appraisal experts will point out, it's important to know what type of appraisal you're getting, too! For example, replacement value and market value (in a specific market segment/locality) are two different things.

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