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Specialist in Silver
"I was educated at Sotheby’s in London, and have worked for 14 years at Bruun Rasmussen Art Auctions in Denmark both as an auctioneer and arts specialist. I have written three books and several articles on the subject antique silver, old toys, works of art, collectibles etc. For the past 22 years I have worked as a specialist on the Danish Antique Roadshow on television. I aim to give you the best estimate based on todays prices and demand for your particular antique or work of art."
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"Wow I was not expecting to get that much in depth information! I never dreamed it would actually have any history behind it.
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"I am a fundraiser and routinely purchase items which are then auctioned to raise money. I have a very good eye, but occasionally need help monetizing value. I knew I had a very nice copy in original frame, but I didn't know how much it was worth. Because I do this to make money, I couldn't afford typical appraisal fees and the "free" appraisal service was useless. My Mearto appraiser did a complete, authoritative valuation so it was well worth the price.
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Describe your item and upload a few good photos of your item. It is important that we receive as much information as possible to give you the most accurate appraisal.
A qualified specialist will look at your item and make all the necessary research. He/she might ask you for additional information, but you will be notified by email.
You appraisal is done and you can now print it. We will securely store a digital copy that you always can retrieve. You can also ask follow up questions if something in the appraisal is not clear.
Jewelry, particularly antique jewelry, is often a most treasured possession. This can be for many reasons, perhaps because of its sentimental value or a family connection, or because of it's valued as an investment. Collecting rare and one-of-a-kind jewelry is like collecting works of art. Precious metals and gemstones are a very tangible and portable asset that usually tends to hold their value - or appreciate in value - over time. Most experts agree that jewelry is a longterm investment and that a trained eye is required to make the right purchasing decisions. Some degree of experience is needed to determine jewelry's value, based on the current trends and taking recent fluctuations of the market into consideration. A jewelry appraisal at Mearto is made by an expert.
Whether you have a designer costume bangle, fine earrings, ring or necklace, or a brooch that you know nothing about from your grandmother's jewelry box, Mearto's jewelry experts can determine the fair market value of your piece with an online jewelry appraisal, based on the reasonable price you could expect to receive at an auction sale. All you have to do is answer a few simple questions about your jewelry, send us some detailed photographs of the piece you would like us to appraise on a neutral background and provide as much information as you can about its condition and provenance, or ownership history. That's enough for us to give you a jewelry appraisal. We take care of the rest and provide you with an online jewelry appraisal within 24-48 hours.
We also work closely with the world's leading auction houses, including several that specialize in the sale of antiques, fine and designer jewelry. If you would like to sell your jewelry, we can connect you with these auction houses and provide valuable advice and guidance throughout the consignment process. Click the "Start Appraisal" button below to get started!
Do you need an online jewelry appraisal? Look no further. We charge $19 to provide a fair market value for one piece of jewelry in 48 hours. If you need the appraisal faster, we can also provide it in 24 hours for an extra fee. Our experts are professional jewelry specialists with years of auction house experience. We also provide a comprehensive directory of jewelry appraisers near you.
Unfortunately, there is no simple answer to this question. It really depends on the piece. Diamonds, particularly modern diamond engagement and wedding rings, do tend to be worth far less than their original purchase price. However, vintage diamond rings, particularly those from the Victorian and Art Deco eras, can actually increase in value over time. Gold is generally thought to be a good investment for portfolio diversification because it holds its value throughout times of political and economic hardship. It's also one of the few assets that can keep up with inflation and the rises in the cost of living. However, gold jewelry isn't necessarily a good investment because it loses value when it is melted to be more easily sold. The best way to ensure that your jewelry appreciates or increases its value over time is to invest in unique pieces from interesting periods in history and well-respected designer brands.
Our experts take many factors into consideration when they appraise jewelry. The weight of precious metals and stones, as well as cut, color and clarity of the stones, are all very important in determining the value of a piece. However, it's also important to compare it to similar pieces that have recently sold at auction. This allows the appraiser to also take the current taste and demand into account. A unique or interesting history may also increase jewelry's value, so it's important to share these details with our experts when you submit your piece for appraisal.
Depending on the quality and value of your piece, there are a number of options. The highest prices are typically paid at auction. The current record is held by the Pink Star diamond, which was sold by Sotheby's in 2013 for more than $83 million. However, the buyer defaulted, so the piece went back into Sotheby's inventory. The esteemed auction house sold it again in 2017 for $71.2 million. Another pink diamond, known as the Graff Pink, was auctioned by Sotheby's in 2010 for $46.2 million. This almost 25-karat ring once belonged to Harry Winston. Regardless of your jewelry's value or history, we are happy to provide resources and support to help you sell your piece.