Asheville Appraisal Services

We specialize in estate appraisals and offer a multitide of services that go beyond the scope of simple jewelry appraisals and identification and grading of gems for insurance. By traveling to your location, we are able to perform appraisals onsite, while the client waits, without them having to release possession of their valuables. We also offer the flexibility to appraise itmes outside normal working business hours.

We identify, grade, valuate, and appraise the following:

  • Diamonds and colored stone jewelry
  • Crystal and mineral specimens
  • Gem and lapidary carving and art
  • Paleontology/Fossils
  • Numismatic (coin) collections
  • Paleolithic (Native American) artifacts
  • Stringed Instruments (Violins)

Reports

We offer a wide variety of documentation reports at varying prices in order to meet the wide range of needs of our clients. Below lists the types of reports offered:

Function

Retail, Fair Market Value, Estate & Liquidation

Although, we specialize in estate appraisals; we regulary generate reports for insurance, estate, auction, probate, liquidation and other secondary market. We fully understand the process and importance of working closely with estate attorneys, estate planners, Bank Trust officers, auctioneers, and antique dealers.

Valuations

  1. Comprehensive Narrative Appraisals
  2. Simple Appraisals

ID and Grading (no values)

  1. Stone Identification Reports
  2. Diamond Grading Reports

Certifications

  1. Certificates of orgin
  2. Certification of authenticity

Consultation & Education

We will advise our client who seeks to buy or sell jewelry, or other items, to assist them in making informed decisions.

Pricing

We operate on a very competitive sliding scale system; therefore the more items there are to appraise, the more cost efficient the appraisal becomes. We DO NOT base our fees on the projected value of any appraised items. Large collections or projects are based on an initial free of charge estimate to assess the total amount of working hour needed to complete a project. Litigation fees are billed hourly.

Christian S. Richart, CG., MV.

Graduate Gemologist / Master Valuer

P.O. Box 1295

Weaverville, NC 28787

828-301-2109

wncappraiser@yahoo.com

By Appointment



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