A Butterfield Jewelers Appraisal offers you the highest attention to detail, expertise and market research.
Most Insurance companies require a qualified appraisal for your homeowners jewelry insurance. This is where having an accurate replacement cost appraisal by a qualified expert appraiser is critically important!
At Butterfield Jewelers, we're here to serve you with two of the top qualified appraisers in the state of New Mexico with over 30 years of experience between them. Theresa Butterfield Maxey, CGA,GG and Scott Gould, GG, CGA between them have titles with the AGS, American Gem Society, the GIA, Gemological Institute Of America, the NAJA, National Association of Jewelry Appraisers, and the ASA, The American Society of Appraisers.
Our appraisers have many areas of expertise including diamonds, colored stones, fine jewelry, antique period jewelry, fine watches, clocks, crystal, porcelain, and collectibles. With each item appraised, you will be provided with proper documentation sufficient for your insurance company along with the knowledge that your jewelry items have been treated with the utmost respect and properly valued. Come to Butterfield's for all your jewelry appraisal needs.
For more information about appraisals, visit one of these websites:
- American Gem Society
- Gemological Institute of America
- National Association of Jewelry Appraisers
- The American Society of Appraisers
AGS Accredited Gemological Laboratory
As part of our commitment to professional, knowledgeable service to our customers, we have the only gemological laboratory accredited by the American Gem Society in the Albuquerque area.
Our Appraisals are performed by or under the direction of a Certified Gemologist Appraiser*. The two most common types of appraisals are Insurance Replacement and Estate.
Insurance Replacement Appraisals quote the current replacement value at the retail market level for insurance purposes.
Estate appraisals are quoted at ”Fair market” value. This value takes into consideration the condition of the piece and its salability in today’s market between a willing buyer and a willing seller, in a non-forced sale.
The cost of appraisal work is an hourly fee. Estimates and consultations are given at no charge. Call for an appointment. *The highest appraisal title awarded by the American Gem Society. Certified Gemologist Appraisers must pass a rigorous hands-on appraisal test and a yearly registration exam to maintain their titles. Currently only about 450 individuals in the U.S. hold this title.
Independent Laboratory Reports
We can obtain Independent Laboratory reports from the 2 most accredited Gemological Laboratories; The American Gem Society Laboratory and The GIA Laboratory.