Reliable Gold provides written appraisals for insurance purposes or for estate valuation purposes. Our fee is charged on an hourly basis, and we can typically appraise up to four items per hour, depending on their straightforwardness.
Customers often contact us to evaluate and determine the value of their jewelry for resale. The answer to this inquiry is complex and dependent on different factors such as required selling time frame and method of selling. For the most part, the value is determined by what a buyer will pay for a used piece in the wholesale market, not new jewelry in the retail market. Different buyers have different formulas for that calculation. Moreover, frequently the style or lack of marketability of the item will cause the item’s value to be reduced to the value of the metal and stone material only.