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Modern and Antique Jewelry Appraisal Services

Precious metal prices are at record highs! Make sure you’re protected against loss, theft or damage with up-to-date insurance appraisals. Insurance industry experts recommend updating personal property appraisals a minimum of every 5 years. Nelson Coleman jewelry appraisals are prepared by Certified GIA Graduate Gemologists and exceed insurance company guidelines. We are experts in the fields of insurance appraisals, estate appraisals, as well as fair market value appraisals.

We can perform appraisals on anything from an item passed down from your Grandmother to a 25th-anniversary gift. Stop by our store on a Tuesday for while you wait appraisals or give us a call to schedule a drop off any day between Monday and Saturday!

What is a Gemologist?

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A Gemologist is a certified professional who identifies, evaluates, and appraises gemstones. Nelson Coleman Jewelers employs Gemological Institute of America (GIA) Gemologists to perform while-you-wait independent appraisals. Special appointments can also be made with Gary Lester, GIA Graduate Gemologist and Senior Member of the National Association of Jewelry Appraisers. Protecting our customers and their jewelry is important to us, which is why we recommend you get your jewelry appraised regularly.

Your Jewelry Appraisers in Towson, MD!

In addition to employing four GIA Gemologist graduates, one American Gem Society Certified Gemologist Appraiser, and one independent appraiser, we also are equipped with an American Gem Society Certified Laboratory. This helps make your jewelry appraisal appointment quick and ensures accuracy by our Gemologists. You can make an appointment to get your jewelry appraised today with one of the following gemologists:

  • Amanda Coleman – GIA Graduate Gemologist, American Gem Society Registered
  • Amie Benson – GIA Graduate Gemologist
  • Gary Lester (Independent Appraiser) – GIA Graduate Gemologist, Senior Member of the National Association of Jewelry Appraisers (NAJA), Member of National Association of Watch & Clock Collectors. Clients have included Nordstrom, R. Bruce Carson, Masonic Museum of DC, Archdiocese of DC. He has worked in Montgomery, Baltimore, and Fairfax Counties in Maryland.

Jewelry Appraisal Services

Nelson Coleman offers antique jewelry appraisal services, as well as appraisal services for your newer pieces of jewelry. Our highly specialized gemologists will be able to inspect your jewelry and give you an estimated value so that you can protect yourself against loss or theft. Insurance, replacement, and liquidation services are just a few of the services Nelson Coleman offers when we get your jewelry appraised with us. When you get your jewelry appraised with Nelson Coleman Jewelers you receive the following benefits:

  • Insurance / Replacement Services
  • Estate Appraisals
  • Liquidation Services
  • Free Inspections
  • Disposal of Unwanted Jewelry
  • Free Parking in Front

Jewelry Appraisal Pricing

Protecting our customers against loss, theft, and damage is important to us at Nelson Coleman Jewelers. This is why we provide jewelry appraisal services at an affordable price, with an additional discount for customers who are updating a recent appraisal.

  • $75 First Item
  • $65 Each Additional Item
  • Unique Items, As Quoted
  • $25 To Update Recent Nelson Coleman Appraisal

For further information on our jewelry appraisal services and pricing, contact us today at 410-994-5997. Or click here to contact us online and get a free estimate!