Jewelry appraiser and gemologist Carole C. Richbourg

"I can tell you what it's really worth."


The most common reason for a jewelry appraisal is to obtain insurance coverage. A detailed document, describing your jewelry and its worth, assure you of a comparable replacement n case of damage or loss. Appraisals are generally performed on items value in excess of $2,000.00, or on items that have sentimental values or are difficult to replace.

Sometimes an appraisal isn’t warranted; when you choose to sell, trade or bequeath your jewelry, a consultation on your options as well as research will give you all the information needed to make an informed decision.

With the popularity of internet purchasing, appraisals and consultations take on even greater importance. An experienced independent gemologist-appraiser can verify that diamonds and other jewelry match any paperwork of grading reports that accompany them.

How can you tell you’ve found a professional who will safeguard your valuables and deliver unbiased and accurate results?

Carole Richbourg holds the Graduate Gemologist diploma from the Gemological Institute of America and is a Fellow of the Gemmological Association of Great Britain and holds the Accredited Senior Gemologist title from the Accredited Gemologist Association. Finally, not only an accomplished gemologist, Carole is an Accredited Senior Appraiser, and Master Gemologist Appraiser, earned through the American Society of Appraisers. See About Carole for a list of other affiliations.

American Society of Appraisers