Regardless whether your fine jewellery is a family heirloom, a symbol of your spouse’s devotion or a whimsical purchase, getting a jewellery appraisal from a Certified Appraiser is a smart choice to make. A jewellery appraisal provides peace of mind that you have certified documentation describing your prized possession in detail should anything happen. At Jewel Scan, we provide a range of different types of jewellery appraisals depending on the client’s needs. Some common types of jewellery appraisals include:
1Insurance Assessments are a type of jewellery appraisal which is intended to document all aspects of your precious jewellery in detail. Insurers use these jewellery appraisals to establish the value of your jewellery when insuring your valuables and rely on the appraisal in the event of a claim to ensure that your precious heirlooms are suitably replaced quickly and efficiently.
2Anytime you travel abroad with your precious jewellery it is important to have appropriate documentation on hand to show customs officials that you possessed the item in Canada before beginning your travels. Failure to provide such documentation could result in duties being charged, or in extreme cases, items being seized upon your return. This type of jewellery appraisal is key to ensuring smooth exits and entries while traveling with your prized jewellery.
Division of Assets
3Sadly, separations and divorces are an all too common reality in today’s world. Beyond the emotional challenges, a lack of documentation around major jewellery assets can slow down what may already be a trying process. Having an up-to-date inventory of jewellery items and jewellery appraisals of all of your fine jewellery allows you to expedite equalization/distribution of assets allowing you to move forward with your life more quickly.
Probate and Estate
4The services of a Certified Jewellery Appraiser may be essential to the Probate process to ensure equitable distribution of assets in keeping with the wishes of a loved one. Jewel Scan can provide prompt evaluations of estate contents including inventory and valuation through to formal jewellery appraisals if required.