What is a Jewelry Appraisal?

The mistake that many consumers make is that they purchase a diamonds without a Jewelry appraisal, therefore it is of utmost importance to understand the purpose of an appraisal. A diamond appraisal is also at times referred to as a diamond grading report. A Diamond appraisal report can be defined as a report or statement, issued by an independent Gemological Laboratory, that at the time of evaluation, the Diamond has been examined by an experienced Diamond gemologist, using the required gemological instruments to determine the characteristics as stated on the Jewelry appraisal.

All of our diamonds are appraised by a laboratory

You are about to make an emotional and financial decision in your life, by selecting your dream diamond, that selection deserves assurance and that is exactly why all of the diamonds are evaluated by certified diamond gemologists. As you may already know there are many independent gemological laboratories but only a few are respected by the diamond trade and are the choice of the majority of consumers. Diamond grading is subjective. A grading report is the grader's opinion, not a fact.

View appraisals before your purchase

Beverly Diamonds allows each of our customers to view the appraisal of the particular diamond before they complete their purchase.
Please, if a diamond certificate is not available for viewing on our site, simply contact a diamond specialist at [email protected] or 1-855-456-8334.

An appraisal is calculated using current market data and usually includes the following information:

  1. 4C's of diamonds (Carat, Cut, Clarity & Color)
  2. Characteristics of gemstones
  3. Precious metals (14k, 18k, Platinum)
  4. Craftsmanship and ring style (antique, contemporary etc.)
  5. Jewelry Condition
  6. Approximate retail replacement value