At Altemueller Jewelry we offer in-store formal jewelry, watch, and stone appraisals. The items must be either purchased at our store or at least ten years of age. Completion time varies, due to the high volume we experience. Any paperwork on the item(s) you may already posses and could provide may help speed up the process.
The quality of the stones, mounting, type of construction, and labor to set or make the item, are all considered when making an appraisal. When the appraisal is finished, you will receive a leatherette portfolio containing a certificate of appraisal stating your name and address, a description of the item(s) that were appraised, and the appraised value of the item(s). It is signed and dated by the jeweler who performed the appraisal.
Also in the portfolio are color-copied pictures of the item(s) showing the style, stones, and condition of the jewelry at the time.
The cost of our formal appraisals is on a job-by-job basis. The longer a jeweler must work on evaluating the piece(s) and obtaining the information required, the more the appraisal may cost. Once again, any paperwork available may lessen the work involved, and therefore the cost.
For more information on our formal appraisals, call 636-239-6167 to talk to one of our friendly staff, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.