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Appraisal Services

Mardon offers superior appraisals, competitively priced, prepared by our experienced staff, which conform to current professional appraisal standards and practices.

  • Certified Gemologist Appraiser and Graduate Gemologists
  • Certified Gem Laboratory of the American Gem Society
  • Gemological instruments like those used at the GIA lab
  • GemGuide - state-of-the-art appraisal database and software
  • Polygon - jewelers network for accurate up-to-date price information

Mardon Appraisals are written legal documents that feature:

  • Separate page for each item
  • Grading and identification of each gem
  • Accurate measurements and weight estimates of each gem
  • Narrative description of each item
  • High quality digital photograph of each item
  • Dollar valuation of each item
  • Digital archiving and transmission
  • Full disclosure of the function and limits of the appraisal
  • Actual appraisers signature

Appraisal Services:

  • Gemological Consultation- verbal information for knowing what you have and it's approximate value
  • Insurance Appraisal- written documents for insuring your jewelry
  • Estate Appraisal- written documents for valuing estates and inheritances
  • Fair Market Appraisal- written documents for selling, barter, bankruptcy, divorce, etc.
  • Liquidation Value - written documents for collateral
  • Gem Identification, Grading, and Damage Reports- written documents when you need detailed and specific gemological information
  • Gem and Jewelry Photography- Digital photos when you need a photographic record
  • Gemological Lab Reports- written documents from an independent lab, such as GIA, as needed
  • Damage Reports - Chipped diamonds, scratched gems. Our written documents help your insurer settle your claim.
  • Expert Witness- available for legal proceedings

Appraisal Fees

  • Appraisals for Insurance, Estate, Fair Market Value, etc.- Written document including 2 copies, digital photo and archiving, $100 for the first item, $75 for each additional. Extra large appraisals may benefit from our hourly fee of $150 per hour.
  • Updates- Items previously appraised by Mardon within 5 years are available for a nominal fee of $50 per item.
  • Consultations- We'll examine your items to determine value, content, identity, etc. and explain our findings verbally. Minimum- $35, $150 hourly fee for extended consultations.
  • Gem Photography- Minimum- $35, Hourly fee, $150/hr plus materials. Digital photos, CDs available
  • Expert Witness- Call for fees.

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