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I need a fair, honest jewelry appraiser. I am willing to travel within
the Bay Area for the right person.
If you can get free on Thursday morning. Clars Auction Gallery has a free
appraisal clinic from 9:00 ~ 12:00. They have no stake in it so you can
believe them. The folks there have a lot of training and experience. Of
course, they just tell you what you can expect to get at their auction.
But, also will recommend other ways to sell things. They can test for
metal type, actually can just see & feel what it is...
They are good!
Oak Jewelers on upper Solano Ave in Berkeley are very honest, and
reliable. I've had pieces appraised there before. It's a family run
business and they've been around for a while.
I'd recommend Maury Woulf. He has his own shop in El Cerrito, but he does
appraisals by appointment at your home, if you want. He is reliable and
He is an accredited member of the International Society of Appraisers and
an associate member of the American Society of Appraisers and a certified
gemologist. Call the store, Woulf & Ury Jewelers, 510-524-3600.
I can't speak highly enough about Jan of CHRISTEN HELLER JEWELERS on
College Ave in Oakland (655-5952). When I inherited jewelery from my
mother in law, I brought it all in to her and she went through every
piece, telling me what it was, how much it was worth and any repairs that
were needed. When I was robbed and a great deal of my wonderful jewelry
was stolen, she helped me with the police report. You can totally trust
her and she is a delight to work with!@
A VERY SATISFIED CUSTOMER
I inherited a few pieces of jewelry that are sort of valuable (precious stones,
precious metals, not too fancy) and really not my style. They've been sitting
here unworn for years. Is there any way or any place where I can trade them in
for something that I would wear and enjoy? I have asked a a few boutique jewelry
stores in Berkeley, but none have said that they would make such a trade.
I used CIRCA in SF about a year ago to sell a ring. They are very
professional and once you sell you are on their list to purchase
items that others have sold to them (which I wasn't interested in).
I felt I got a good price and the service was amazing. Also, I felt
no pressure at all to either sell or buy. Another option, but I did
not want to go this route, is to go to an auction house.
I'm looking for reputable appraisers in the Berkeley/Albany/El
Cerrito or Walnut Creek/Lafayette area. Please let me know if
you had direct experience of the appraiser, the level of
detail in their reports, and any other info you think would be
useful. I have not needed this service before, so any tips or
insights would helpful.
1000 Oaks Jewelers the top of Solano does Jewelry appraisal.
Don't know about coins. I brought diamond bracelet to them
several years ago that my mother had given me. I got it with
a document stating approx. age, carats of diamond and value.
I never got around to selling it so would probably have to
have it appraised again. They're really nice there and the
price was reasonable.
I am looking for a reliable, trustworthy jeweler who buys fine
jewelry. Some of the jewelry is heirloom, others pieces are
more modern. All have gemstones. Any recommendations for where
to reliably sell such items would be appreciated.
East Bay Mom
Hi there ~ I'm just responding to the East Bay mom who is
looking for someone to appraise and possibly purchase her
fine jewelry. A very nice woman I know, Julie Stine (mom of
my son's classmate) does exactly that...she lives in Walnut
Creek and said she would be interested in taking a look at
what you have. My sister has worked with her before and she
was very helpful. Here's her contact information: Email ~
adreamcometrue[at]pacbell.net & cell# 925 683-4010
I used Circa in SF this past summer to sell a fairly
expensive ring. The service was very good, discrete, and
non-pressured. The environment is also very relaxing, which
I appreciated. It is definitely upscale. I used their
30-day consignment approach (you can also sell out right)
and got more money for the ring. I had gone to only one
other seller (also in SF) and walked out after a few minutes
because of the pressured tactics.
I have a pearl necklace and a pair of pearl earrings that I
would like to sell. I am looking for an honest appraiser and
also any suggestions on finding a place to sell the pieces.
Responding to the person looking for a jewelry appraiser and
intending to sell a pearl necklace.
I am a jewelry appraiser and would be happy to offer you
some advice on selling your pearls. Depending on the
qualifications of the appraiser, a formal appraisal of your
pearl necklace could run as much as you're likely to get for a
previously owned pearl necklace. I suggest a half hour
consultation, wherein I will grade your pearls and give you my
considered opinion of the marketable cash value of your pearls
in the market where items of this nature are most commonly
sold. I am also a retail jeweler and will consider purchasing
or consigning your pearls for resale.
My qualifications include being a graduate gemologist and
a certified appraiser of personal property member of the
International Society of Appraisers. I also have 38 years of
experience in the jewelry business.
Maury Woulf, ISA CAPP, GG, Appraiser of Gems, Jewelry,
Watches, Clocks and Silver. Woulf & Ury Jewelers, 10572 San
Pablo Avenue, El Cerrito, CA 94530. 510-524-3600
I have jewelry that I never wear - including an engagement ring.
As a single mom I think I can make better use of it. Is there a
place that buys ''used'' jewelry? I have never done this before so
I am pretty lost and would appreciate a recommendation. Thanks.
The furniture consignments stores in Walnut Creek and San Rafael
have jewelry counters. Try Consignments Plus in Walnut Creek and
Home Consignment Center in San Rafael. You might also look into
Try Bill's Trading Post/the Gem Gallery on College Ave in
Berkeley (the Elmwood neighborhood).
If the jewelry is spectacular, try Sotheby's or Christie's auction houses.
We have sold some family jewelry through Lang's in SF. Ask for
Suzanne. She is very nice and will give you the option of consigning the
jewelry or getting a check outright. If you want to sell diamonds for the
stones, Al Wallace on Railroad Ave in Livermore will give you a good
deal and a quick check.
Hope this helps!
I have some fine jewelry that was given to me years ago that I've never
really liked. I'm finally thinking it's time to sell it. I have no idea how to
find an appraiser or how to go about selling jewelry. Any advice would
be appreciated! Thanks.
I recommend Cresalia Jewelers in San Francisco. 6 years ago,
after looking all over for an honest jeweler with a large
selection of new and used rings (we went everywhere from Shane
Co. to the SF Market...), we happened upon Cresalia, and bought
my engagement ring and both of our wedding bands there. They are
family-owned & operated, decently priced, not pushy, and they
know their stuff. They have a lot of new items, but also a large
collection of antique and older things, so they must do
appraisals and purchases too. I was just there last week having
my ring checked and cleaned, 2 toddlers in tow, and they were as
nice as ever. http://www.cresaliajewelers.com/
I have used Fisher's on Solano (cross street Santa Fe) in
Berkeley and have been very pleased. You can take the
jewelry in to get advice on it's worth and they can do an
official appraisal if you want to. I think I paid $85 for the
Can anyone recommend a jewelry appraiser or jewelry store that
does appraisals? I need to have some items appraised for
insurance purposes. Thank you!
Live Oak Jewelers on the upper part of Solano Avenue in Berkeley
does appraisals. They're really nice and very reasonable.
The only appraiser we could find in the east bay was Montclair Jewelers.
Make sure you call first, because they are closed one day a week (can't
remember which day). They will take your jewelery for a week or so, so be
prepared to leave it.
Try Pave Jewelers on College Avenue in Rockridge--they've done a
great job appraising a few antique pieces for me for insurance
purposes. It takes a week or two, so won't work if you're in a
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