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Gary Chase, the owner of Gembrokers, is certified through the Gemological Institute of America as a Graduate Gemologist. Using current appraisal software, he performs all appraisals on site. There are three different types of appraisal services to meet various customers' needs:

  • Retail Replacement Value - Most jewelry appraisals for insurance will be at retail replacement value. This value is the typical selling price for a comparable item.
  • Liquidation Value - This value is necessary when an owner needs to convert items into cash. This includes both forced conditions, such as under a court order or bankruptcy, as well as voluntary where any secondary market such as auction or consignment to a jewelry store may be applicable.
  • Fair Market Value - This is the value needed for private party sales between two well informed participants.