Mark Paul Fine jewelry is proud and happy to offer our clients an appraisal for any jewelry item. If your looking for an appraisal for insurance purposes or gem identification or curious to see what an item is or its worth an appraisal for your jewelry might be a great place to start. An appraisal serves as an estimate for a gem or piece of jewelry in accordance with the average price of an item of equivalent quality in a retail jewelry establishment. The appraised value of a gem or piece of jewelry is not the same as the actual retail value that the customer or purchaser can expect to receive in the event of a resale. The actual retail value of an item can vary up to 25% from the appraiser’s estimation, as all weights and measurements are approximations, unless the stone(s) being appraised are loose. Mark Paul Fine Jewelry does not claim ownership or agree to purchase any gem or jewelry trusted in their care for appraisal.