We hire an independent GIA Graduate Certified Gemologist to do our appraisal services. The cost for an appraisal is $75 with variations on if the item is a watch or a designer piece of jewelry. Our appraisals take place the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month as demand allows. We need to have at least four appraisals lined up in order for the gemologist to come in to do appraisals. Each item appraised gets cleaned and photographed prior to being appraised. Due to this, we ask that any items for appraisal are brought in no later than the Monday before the Gemologist is scheduled to come in -- preferably by the Saturday prior. This process takes about a week to two weeks to complete depending on the number of appraisals and the customer is given two printed copies of the appraisal.