at Hannon Jewelers

Jewelry Appraisals are important and complicated documents. It is highly recommended that only a Trained Certified Gemologist evaluates and documents the quality and value of your jewelry.
Our Appraisal Consultation service is designed to provide gemological information in order to identify and authenticate each article submitted for evaluation. To this end, our trained professionals will carefully examine the item and test it using a number of gem testing instruments.
Most insurance companies recommend Jewelry Appraisals be updated every two or three years. Hannon Jewelers will provide a reduced fee for updated reports previously made by us. Please ask us for more details.
Mr. Bayardo Hannon Jiron is a Certified Gemologist Appraiser (CGA) with the American Gem Society. This is a unique and deep level of gemological and appraisal expertise serving our customers. These credentials are earned every year through the successful completion of a re-certification exam. There are very few Certified Gemologist Appraisers professionals under the American Gem Society in the USA and Canada.


Initial Consultation

The Professional Appraiser process begins as a consultation to determine the 'purpose' and 'function' of the appraisal, which in turn determines the approach to value. This usually answers the questions to the nature of the value placed upon the item(s) to be appraised. These issues directly affect the realm of 'value' needed to pursue the facts regarding the items to be discussed.

Taking-in Process

For our customer's protection, we will document all pieces and provide a detailed receipt of items to be appraised. This documentation would include the plotting of all major diamonds and a pictorial record for a better description and identification. We would also provide our customers a written agreement and understanding of this appraisal service, its purpose, limitations, and potential uses for the finished appraisal report.

When you come back to pick your jewelry, we will match the diamonds with the original plotting we gave you.

All your valuables in our custody are protected by our insurance company.

Our Internal Research & Procedure

After the initial examination, each piece of jewelry is cleaned, graded, measured and weighed. Then, we research each piece in the pertinent market. Finally, when all documentation collected, and only then, we assign a value.
The appraisal analysis, opinions, conclusions, and report will be prepared in conformity with and subject to the following:

According to the American Gem Society Standards which are the highest in the jewelry industry.
The International Society of Appraisers.
The Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) of the Appraisal Foundation.
and The Principles of Appraisal Practice and Code of Ethics of the American Society of Appraisals.
Guidelines for Insurance Replacement Cost documentation as published by the Jewelers Vigilance Committee Inc.
And with the application of the techniques and equipment recommended and used by G.I.A.

Our three major appraising goals

1. An estimate of value for the intended use of the appraisal report.
2. A tool to help you to identify your valuables and document their current description, condition and quality.
3. Provide you with a professional appraisal report, with very detailed gemological information to support quality, quantity and real value in case of filing an insurance claim or for any other intended use.

Information included in the report

The final appraisal report is a folded booklet that comes in a protective vinyl pouch and it include:

Detailed description of the jewelry
Photographs of each piece of jewelry
Description of metal types and weights
Stone types, weights and dimensions
Identification mapping of diamond characteristics for all stones over .50 carats
Karat stampings, trademarks, copyrights, hallmarks, serial numbers, etc. to show authenticity
Copy of laboratory reports or certificates
Declared value

Important note: If you already have documents, such as historical or family records, certificates, receipts, previous appraisal reports, or any other important information about the items, we ask that you bring them in along with your jewelry. It may be important to be documented in our final report.

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