Valuing Your Collection
When appraising jewelry and precious stones the Beverly Hills Pawnbroking & Lending team takes the following into account:
MANUFACTURER – Brand or manufacturer is naturally very important, along with whether the piece bears a signature. Among many others, we will consider pieces from classic and contemporary jewelry houses such as: Cartier, Graff, Bvlgari, Van Cleef and Arpels, Tiffany and Co., Stephen Webster, Boucheron, Buccellati, Chaumet and Lalique.
MATERIAL – Fine jewelry is conventionally made from a grade of yellow, white, platinum or rose gold.
GEMSTONES – There are many contributing factors that help us establish the value of precious gemstones. We combine our extensive industry experience with certificates of authenticity to determine the value of your collection. Some gemstone characteristics like weight are tangible; others like clarity, color or origin can be less straightforward to determine.
Many fine gemstones, especially diamonds, are now accompanied by a laboratory report listing the color, cut, clarity and weight. They may also contain information about treatments or origin.