G. Thrapp Jewelers offers three types of appraisals to meet our clients specific appraisal needs.
Insurance appraisal – Establishes the retail replacement value of your jewelry item to preserve its asset base value for obtaining insurance coverage. Insurance values DO NOT establish values for divestment objectives.
Estate Appraisals – Establishes a baseline cash equivalency value of any given jewelry item that most accurately represents a real monetary exchange for the purpose of paying estate taxes as a component to one’s total estate holdings. Typically, these values are predicated on a willing buyer, a willing seller, and a term of divestment not to exceed 6 months. Also, please refer to IRS statues.
Fair Market Value – An opinion of the price at which property would change hands between a willing buyer and willing seller, neither being under any compulsion to buy or sell and both having reasonable knowledge of all relevant facts in the most common market in which such goods are sold. Ultimate selling price would be predicated on the seller’s due diligence, methods of divestment, and economic trends.
To schedule an appointment or drop off an item for an appraisal, please contact our independent appraiser Sherri at firstname.lastname@example.org.