Jewelry Appraisals – Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix, & Surrounding Communities

How To Schedule a Jewelry Appraisal

For Appointments Call 480-947-5866

Appointments available Tuesday through Friday between 9:30 a.m. & 4:00 p.m.

What is involved…

  • 20 to 40 minutes per item
  • A fun, interactive experience where you can watch the process and, if interested, see your gemstone under the microscope
  • Leave WITH your jewelry — usually knowing the appraised value*

What is included…

  • In depth descriptions of jewelry items
  • Plot of diamonds 1 carat & over
  • Photograph of each item
  • Photocopy for insurance

Important: Please bring any gemstone certificates & past appraisals if you have them.

This office is in a secure environment with a bank vault. If you have a large number of items, you may leave the jewelry being appraised & pick up the items when the written appraisal is completed.

*Exceptions include more difficult items requiring more time & research.

For Appointments Call 480-947-5866

Cost of a Jewelry Appraisal

The cost of the appraisal depends upon the difficulty of the item or the purpose of the appraisal.

Cost of Appraisals: $100 for 1st item and $75-$85/each additional item.

Possible exceptions:

  • Some antique items, vintage or designer pieces requiring more extensive research
  • Items set with numerous gemstones of different sizes, cutting styles & qualities
  • Appraisals for different purposes on the same jewelry item, e.g., insurance & fair market value for donation

One plot (diagram of clarity features in a diamond) is included in the price. Each additional plot is $5.00. Plots are usually only made for diamonds weighing 1.00 carat & over.

An additional $1.00 per photograph & a mail charge is figured into the final cost. Most items have one to three photographs taken.

We accept VISA, MasterCard, checks & cash.

Pre-Purchase Consultations

Pre-purchase consultation worksheet can be performed on loose gemstones only. Cost $65.00.

Consultation Fees

Going through quantities of jewelry to determine

  • What needs appraising
  • Testing metals
  • Family dispersal of an estate

Consultation fees are $85.00 per hour.

Who We Are

Sindi Schloss is founder & president of International Gemological Services — a full service, independent jewelry appraisal firm & School of Gemology which began in 1983.

Ms. Schloss has numerous accomplishments & awards in gemology, appraisal science & human world adornment, as well as memberships to the major gemological associations & professional appraisal organizations.

Operating a School of Gemology requires constant updated gemological knowledge. Her association with the recently closed Bead Museum, has made her a valued consultant to antique dealers & other clients with ethnographic jewelry items & bead identification.

International Gemological Services does not buy or sell jewelry, thus provides a truly independent, & unbiased assessment.

More about Ms. Schloss…