An appraisal is an opinion as to the authenticity, quality, design and value of a piece of jewelry. Since it is an opinion, backed and supported by training, equipment and experience, it is important to understand that there can be honest variations between competent appraisals.
Remember that the most reliable appraisal is an opinion based on knowledge gained through education and special training, backed up by technical equipment and reinforced by experience. To ensure you receive an accurate and reliable appraisal we have on staff Graduate Gemologist, GIA, Cindy Hudson. She is one of a select few graduate gemologists in the state and the only one in Conway.
To give yourself the benefits of the most accurate appraisal possible, heed these points: Don't try to save money on an appraisal. For a professional evaluation, expect to pay a fair fee. And, don't rush your appraiser. Give him/her adequate time to carefully examine every facet of your jewelry.
Appraisals do not represent an offer to purchase or replace your jewelry.