In addition to selling jewelry, creating custom jewelry, and buying jewelry, Wulf also offers jewelry appraisals, such as pre-owned jewelry appraisals and diamond ring appraisals. Learn more about jewelry appraisal and our online jewelry appraisal services. Then, schedule an appraisal with your trusted Northwest Indiana jeweler at Wulf.
Jewelry symbolizes a special event. Jewelry’s personal. For nearly 50 years, Wulf has built a reputation as one of Northwest Indiana’s most established local jewelers. Our top priority is building and maintaining strong client relationships we’re staffed with Northwest Indiana locals, and we serve locals.
So whether you need an engagement ring appraisal, or diamond ring appraisal, or are looking for a jewelry appraisal for pieces of inherited jewelry, Wulf is here to help educate you about your valuables.
Appraisals are vital when it comes to insuring and protecting your jewelry investments. Whether you have a single piece or a complete estate collection, we can appraise and evaluate your jewelry for insurance purposes and/or replacement.
Just as you insure your vehicle and your home, so too should you insure your jewelry. Plus, many insurance companies require a current jewelry appraisal for their policies. So, you should know your jewelry’s replacement value in case of damage, theft, or other unforeseen events.
The value of your jewelry can fluctuate over time. If your precious metals and gems have increased in value, you want your appraisal to reflect your jewelry’s increased worth.
You’ll also want to get an updated jewelry appraisal if you’ve had a piece changed, repaired, or serviced in any way.
In the excitement of a new engagement, don’t forget to schedule a diamond ring appraisal. To know the value of your ring and get it insured, you need a thorough, accurate appraisal from a certified jewelry appraiser.
Do you need to sell jewelry? As a jewelry store that is also a jewelry buyer, we know that an up-to-date appraisal helps you understand what you can sell diamond jewelry and other items for. Jewelry is an investment, and you need to know its value!
Perhaps you inherited jewelry or you’ve purchased a piece of pre-owned or vintage jewelry. A jewelry appraiser can tell you how much it’s worth and provide details about the jewelry.
Make an appointment or bring your piece of jewelry to Wulf for an appraisal. A certified jewelry appraiser will evaluate your piece of jewelry and establish a dollar amount for the value of your jewelry. When examining your piece of jewelry, the appraiser looks at:
You wouldn’t accept medical advice from someone outside the medical profession, and you wouldn’t seek legal counsel from someone outside the field of law. Similarly, you shouldn’t get your jewelry appraised by someone who’s uncertified.
Instead, look for an appraiser who’s a certified gemologist. The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) offers a rigorous certification process. Choosing an appraiser certified through this organization is a good place to start.
(Fortunately, Wulf has GIA-certified experts on staff.)
Certifications don’t mean all that much without real-world, boots-on-the-ground experience. Look for an appraiser who’s worked with different clients on different pieces of jewelry. The more years—the more jewelery appraisals—the merrier.
When you go to your next appraisal, pay attention to how you feel. Do you sense the appraiser has high ethical standards?
Do you feel comfortable asking how the appraiser came to his or her estimation? More generally, do you feel comfortable asking difficult questions about the appraisal process?
Ultimately, your appraisal experience should be hassle-free and comfortable. If you feel that your appraiser is not being straight with you, it’s prudent to go elsewhere.
Your treasured jewelry deserves an up-to-date appraisal. Save time during the appraisal process by completing this easy-to-use and secure contact form. As your local jewelry resource, Wulf will take care of you.
Ideally, you should have a piece of jewelry appraised every 2–3 years, or if you have it altered in any way. It’s important to keep an updated record of how much your jewelry is worth as it increases in value. Regularly appraising your jewelry is necessary in the event that your piece is lost, stolen, or damaged. Some insurance companies may also require updated appraisals every so often to keep a policy current.