Appraisal Services

Your treasures. Our expertise.

Need your jewelry pieces insured? Or, thinking of selling your jewelry and needing supporting documentation?  If so, then what we do, that other stores simply do not, is provide you with professional certified documentation that includes full detailed digital images.

At Sam Edwards Jewelers we offer professional jewelry appraisal service. There is a fee that is incurred for this professional appraisal service. What sets us apart from the free appraisal services is that we take the time to inspect each piece and we provide  a formal written document the is very detailed. Please look below for the types of appraisal services we offer.

As a member of the exclusive American Gem Society, Sam Edwards Jewelers is committed to you by providing accurate appraisal portfolio documents for a wide range of jewelry items, giving you the information you need to obtain insurance coverage or to sell your valuables.  We offer this professional service by scheduling a consultation appointment at which time we will guide you through our examination process and consult with you about our fees.

Sam Edwards Jewelers provides many different types of appraisal portfolio documents, each different and all based on the intended use or purpose (need) for each piece.

The types of appraisal documents that we offer are:

  • Statement of Insurance Replacement Coverage (to insure your items)
  • Statement of Fair Market Value  (to sell your pieces)
  • Statement of Estate Distribution  (distribution to heirs)
  • Letters of Insurance Replacement  (for claim settlement)

There are many stores that offer "appraisal" services, but they simply lack the education or understanding of appraisal theories and how they best relate to your needs.  Many stores also claim to offer 'free appraisals'....and what do you get for free?.....usually nothing.  Beware of stores offering free or verbal appraisals because, usually, you leave with unrealistic information...or no real useful information at all.

You'll find comfort in knowing that all of our documents are prepared by a Certified Gemologist Appraiser or Registered Jeweler, each trained and re-certified each year through rigorous annual examinations and color vision testing issued by the American Gem Society (AGS).  In seeking to know the value of your personal or heirloom jewelry, you can entrust your valuables to the expert appraisers at Sam Edwards Jewelers and you'll know they are in good hands.


Sam Edwards Jewelers ♦ Chattanooga’s fine jewelry appraisers