President and gemologist Gina Mowry-McHugh will examine estate, heirloom or personal collection pieces on premise to determine replacement value. Appraising is a complex procedure that must be performed by a professional experienced in the appraisal process. Your pieces will be carefully examined using gemological equipment , evaluated for quality and manufacturing techniques and valued based on the current market. The most common reason to have a jewelry appraisal is for insurance replacement coverage. We also perform Estate Appraisals for law firms and individuals who are in need of valuing estates for legal purposes.