Scheduled appraisal clinics for insurance purposes are held at the store.
Our next appraisal clinic is September 6th.
Certified Appraiser, Lori Coogan is present on the premises for the designated day and does all work within our showroom. This service includes a thorough evaluation of the item, detailed written description complete with measurements, grading specifications, identifying characteristics and other pertinent explanation in a format appropriate for insurance use.
A photo of the items accompanies the completed packet.
Items may be left at the store in advance for convenience or appointments can be made so the owner is present for the evaluation. In order to participate in appraisal clinics, we ask that you contact us to be placed on the list for the next scheduled event, and we will confirm details with you as the date approaches.
About Our Certified Appraiser
Lori is a graduate gemologist and jewelry appraiser with over 10 years experience in the jewelry trade. The practice of jewelry appraising is truly an art form. It requires a great deal of knowledge stemming from a base of gemological studies, layered with learning about antique jewelry and history, a thorough understanding of the various jewelry markets, with the appropriate application of rules and regulations, resulting in a logical fact-based conclusion regarding an item’s value.
Lori is currently a Certified Gemologist Appraiser through the American Gem Society, a member of the National Association of Jewelry Appraisers, and a candidate member of the American Society of Appraisers.