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Have you ever wondered what your jewelry is worth in today's market?

What are the true benefits of an appraisal?

Whether you:

A.  inherited a piece of jewelry that you are curious about

B.  would like to insure your new engagement ring

C. need the market value of a piece of fine jewelry you would like to sell

D.  haven't had your insured jewelry re-appraised recently


An appraisal by a certified appraiser would give you all the information you need. A qualified Appraiser should have gemological credentials as well as additional qualifications in appraisal work.


Detailed appraisals provide pertinent information about your jewelry, saving you the time and expense of attempting your own research, and ensure that you are properly protected for today's full value of the jewelry you choose to insure. A thorough appraisal should provide you with:

1. Current retail pricing of your jewelry,

2. The three C's: cut, color, clarity & carat weight of the diamonds and gemstones 

3. Weight and Karat information from the metals the gems are set in.

At Silverscape Designs, we are proud to offer the services of Lori P. Coogan, a GIA Graduate Gemologist and a Certified Gemologist Appraiser through AGS. Lori is the only member of the National Association of Jewelry Appraisers in Western Massachusetts. Lori has formal appraisal training through the American Society of Appraisers , is USPAP certified, and stays current on advances in gemology by attending trade shows and educational conferences throughout the year.

Our appraisals are extremely thorough, and include detailed descriptions, enlarged photographs, and diamond plots on major diamonds. We adhere to the strict standards put forth by the American Gem Society, American Society of Appraisers, and the National Association of Jewelry Appraisers. While other companies may provide one page "appraisals" by an untrained individual for a lesser fee, you get what you pay for, and it will not protect you fully in the event of a loss.

We strive to make the process as simple as possible for you. Please call Silverscape Designs, Northampton, MA at 413-584-3324 for more information or to make an appointment today.