Experiencing lost or damaged jewelry can be trying and appraising your jewelry before a situation occurs is extremely important. Our qualified jewelry and gem appraisers will evaluate your jewelry and provide a detailed description in determining a fair replacement value. There is no better tool to make sure your lost or damaged jewelry is replaced with comparable items. Each appraisal includes photographs and two reports, one for your insurance company and a duplicate copy for your records. Appraisal prices start at $125 per piece, but please stop in the store for details and pricing for your specific needs.
Stambaugh Jewelers works closely with several insurance companies to help resolve claims. You should always have the right to have your jewelry replaced by a jeweler you trust. We are available to contact your insurance provider and guide you with any replacement claims. The best way to make sure your jewelry is covered by insurance is to contact your agent, provide your appraisal and have it added to your homeowner’s insurance policy. Your insurance company can advise you. We also recommend contacting either Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company or Zillion . Both of their rates are very competitive and they provide insurance on jewelry exclusively. Many of our customers use Jewelers Mutual and Zillion and are pleased with the service and the coverage.
Estate Jewelry Sorting
Estate jewelry sorting is an additional service we offer at Stambaugh Jewelers. Often, estate jewelry will be a mix of fine jewelry and costume jewelry. Call to schedule a time to meet with us. We have helped numerous people in your situation evaluate their collections and determine what exactly they have. Whether you will hold on to these pieces to pass down through generations or you’ve decided to sell, we will be here to guide you.
We can help you:
know what is 'real' and what is costume jewelry,
know what should be appraised for insurance,
know rough ballpark values for distributing among heirs of an estate,
assess the condition of items that might require repair,
assess options to repurpose items in your collection to make them wearable,
gain value from your collection with an offer to buy or trade, all (or part) of your collection.