FEE SCHEDULE

  

As professional jewelry and coin appraisers, we charge for our services based upon an hourly rate or a per-item fee.  We do not charge by a percentage of the appraised value. 


Our fees are based on the amount of work necessary, the complexity of the items and the required research to complete a fully comprehensive report, or for a contracted amount based on an estimate of the time involved. We are more than happy to provide an estimate at the time you set up your appraisal appointment. For your peace of mind, all fees will be firmly established at your appointment before the appraisal is performed. 


  • Consultation Services are based on $150 per hour with an $85 minimum charge.  A non-refundable deposit is required for all consultation appointments.
  • Insurance Appraisals for simple jewelry, coin or watch items starting at $150. Insurance appraisals for multiple or complex items (diamonds over 1.00ct, period pieces, multi-stone or trademarked items), rare coins, antique pocket watches and high-end watches are based on an hourly rate of $150 per hour. 
  • Resale or Liquidation Appraisals are based on an hourly rate of $150 per hour with a $200 minimum appraisal report fee. 
  • Estate or Probate Appraisals are based on an hourly rate of $200 per hour.
  • Charitable Contribution Appraisals are based on an hourly rate of $200 per hour.
  • Equitable Distribution Appraisals are based on an hourly rate of $200 per hour.
  • Divorce Appraisals are based on an hourly rate of $200 per hour. 
  • Concierge Service (travel to your home, office, bank or attorney's office) are based on $200 per hour with a minimum charge of 2 hours, plus portal-to-portal travel time which is billed at $250 per hour with a minimum travel charge of 1 hour.


Please contact us for our fee schedule regarding Litigation Support, Expert Witness Testimony, and Out-of-Town Travel.


Your appraisal will include a detailed description of the item(s) of jewelry, which includes gemstone identification, color and clarity grading, measurements, their calculated weights, plotting diagrams for major gemstones, quality and condition assessment of the mounting, metal testing, as well as numerous digital photographs. Our appraisals are accepted by all insurance companies and conforms to the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP).


Give us a Call at (781) 729-0506 ~ (207) 604-4423