Jewelry Appraisals

From Ramsey’s Diamond Jewelers Serving all of Metro New Orleans

Would you like to find out exactly how much your jewelry is worth?

Come to Ramsey’s Diamond Jewelers - Louisiana’s Largest Diamond Store - and get an Independent Certified Jewelry Appraisal!

Jewelry appraisals are helpful for determining the value and replacement cost of most kinds of fine jewelry including diamonds, engagement or wedding rings, necklaces, bracelets, estate pieces, and even antiques.

Make sure your jewelry is accurately insured and you know how much it’s worth!

Schedule Your Jewelry Appraisal Appointment Today!

Scheduling is easy! Give us a call or text to get started.

(504) 684-5243      (504) 608-2082

Ramsey's offers professional appraisal services with the convenience of not having to leave your jewelry with us for a week or more.  Appointments every Wednesday between 11:00am and 4:00pm. Up to three items can be appraised while you wait. Most items take approx. 30 min. +/- to evaluate.

Bring your jewelry to us at your convenience and we will appraise the jewelry on Wednesday. You can then pick up your jewelry any time after 5:00pm on Wednesday.  We want you wearing your jewelry, we don’t keep your jewelry as most stores in the area do!

Appraisal documents can be emailed or paper versions mailed, seven to ten days from the appraisal evaluation. *

*Complicated items or large quantities may require additional time.

How Much Will an Appraisal Cost? 

Jewelry Appraisal Chart


*Includes evaluation to determine earth mined or lab created diamonds.

Updated Appraisal: When an appraisal is performed by Ramsey's on an item that was not purchased at Ramsey's, an updated appraisal will cost 1/3 of the current appraisal fee. Reduced rates are available when performing more than 10 appraisals.

A $75 deposit must be collected to hold an appraisal appointment or to take in items for an appraisal. The deposit is credited toward the total cost of the appraisals. 

Complimentary Cleaning: 

All jewelry will be professionally cleaned to evaluate the quality of the gemstones and metals. Additional maintenance and re-finishing are offered by Ramsey's workshop and price options will be provided based upon an evaluation of the maintenance needed. 

Cancellation Policy: 

Cancellations made prior to 11:00am on the Tuesday preceding your Wednesday appointment will be completely refunded or can be applied to a re-scheduled appointment in the future. Cancellations after the deadline are non-refundable but can be applied to an new appraisal appointment that takes place within 30 days of the original appointment.  

Important Things to Understand About Jewelry Appraisals

A replacement value appraisal details the cost it would take to replace your jewelry with an item of the same kind and quality – at the current market price.

A comparable replacement value appraisal does the same, but for items no longer available. This is often used on estate pieces and antiques.

A fair market value appraisal is based on what price a willing buyer and seller would agree upon. This type of appraisal is used for estate settlement, tax liability, and other legal matters.

If you’re not sure what type of appraisal you need, schedule your appointment today and our team will walk you through all your choices.

Why Appraisals Are a Smart Move!

There are many great reasons to have your jewelry appraised:

  • Ensure your insurance premiums are accurate. This prevents you from overpaying for insurance as well as making sure your jewelry is fully covered for the correct amount.
  • Validate your ownership in case your jewelry is ever stolen and recovered by police.
  • Get an accurate estimate of your jewelry’s value in case you ever considered selling it.

Appraisal, or Diamond Grading Report?

It’s easy to confuse appraisals with diamond grading reports because of the terminology. Diamond grading reports are typically provided when buying an engagement ring. They describe the diamond in terms of cut, clarity, color, and carat. Jewelry appraisals assign value to your jewelry.

Schedule Your Jewelry Appraisal Today

When you want to have your jewelry appraised, trust the top-rated jeweler in all of Louisiana to give you a fair, professional appraisal. Schedule your consultation today!

(504) 684-5243      (504) 608-2082


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