Appraise and Identify Your Fine Jewelry

While determining the beauty of a piece of fine jewelry is simple, estimating its value is more complicated. Jewelry may have immeasurable sentimental worth, yet limited monetary value. A piece neglected at the bottom of a box can be worth thousands. Jewelry appraisals take the guesswork out of determining how much a piece is really worth.

$100 million+

Value of jewelry appraised by Hands’ skilled appraisers

2-3 years

Recommended frequency of jewelry appraisals


Most items appraised in one appraisal

Hands Jewelers offers jewelry appraisals, jewelry identification, and occasionally, jewelry consignment for the pieces you no longer want or need. Maybe you’ve inherited an antique ring and you want help identifying the gemstones. Perhaps you need to properly insure your fine jewelry or appraise the value of an entire estate. Our trained associates will provide an honest assessment of what your items are worth.

Learn more about our jewelry appraisals and other services below.


Need an appraisal for insurance or estate purposes? Our certified gemologists will examine your piece, providing you with a detailed description of your item and an explanation of its market value.

  • Insurance appraisals
  • Fair-market value appraisals
  • Estate appraisals
  • Equitable distribution appraisals
  • Donation documentation
  • Liquidation appraisals
  • Auction value appraisals


Whether it’s a piece of antique jewelry or something modern, we’ll help you learn more about it, from the year it was likely produced to the manufacturer who made it.


  • Antique jewelry identification
  • Diamond identification
  • Gemstone identification
  • Precious metal identification
  • Pearl identification


If you have a piece you’re willing to part with, Hands could consign your jewelry depending on whether it meets our rigorous quality and inventory standards.


  • Diamond consignment
  • Vintage jewelry consignment
  • Gemstone consignment