Consumer Information

Caveat Emptor (Buyer Beware) Your trip will provide you with memories that will last a lifetime. If you decide to purchase gems or jewelry as a more tangible reminder, there are some things you should keep in mind. When you leave the U.S., you leave behind the consumer protection laws and legal recourse that we all take for granted. For…
The sole basis for your insurance coverage and any claim you file is the appraisal. The jewelry is insured, not the dollar value. That means ONLY the description and specific quality as spelled out in your appraisal is considered in a claim; NOT the dollar value. In a claim, you may not be paid the appraised value, but your premium…
A Stroll Down Reality Lane First, let me be clear that what follows includes generalizations and my personal opinions. Without examining your specific item of jewelry and conducting the appropriate research it would be impossible for me or anyone else to provide an accurate value, value range or credible sales advice. Generalizations are intended to give “general” guidance and advice…
American Gem Society
Gemological Institute of America Inc.
American Society of Appraisers
National Association of Jewelry Appraisers
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