At Gallerie Jewelers, We pride ourselves in giving Austinites our best, and we proudly offer the following services:
If you own jewelry that you do not wear, maybe you have inherited it, or it's just not your style, let us sell it for you! We can help your old jewelry find a happy home and maybe help you find just the right piece to take its place.
An accurate jewelry appraisal, executed by an American Gem Society Certified Gemologist Appraiser, can be among your most important documents. An appraisal can be needed for many purposes. The most common being insurance coverage for your valuable jewelry, but can also be needed for estate tax valuation, value comparison, dissolution of marriage, collateral and liquidation.
The American Gem Society (AGS) certified jewelry appraiser, the Certified Gemologist Appraisers (CGA), is the best in the business. Each one appraiser has been put through their paces and have met or exceeded the AGS's stringent appraisal guidelines. At our last count, there were only 14 of them in Texas and we have the only one, Corey Shaughnessy, in the city of Austin and surrounding areas. By choosing an AGS-certified Appraiser, you can rest assured that you're working with a professional who has been trained and certified. CGA's won't just pull a number out of their hat and call it a day. They'll take the time to thoroughly inspect your jewelry and get you a number that's as accurate as possible.
Please call us to schedule your appraisal. Most often a basic insurance appraisal for one to three pieces of jewelry can be completed in one or two days. A large number of items or a more specialized report will likely take longer to complete. Our fees are based solely on the amount of time our appraiser spends examining and evaluating your jewelry. While your jewelry is in our care, it will be covered by our insurance company for an amount agreed to in writing when you drop it off. Your pieces will be locked securely in our vault when they are not being examined and will be thoroughly cleaned and inspected for any needed maintenance while in our care.
Leaving your jewelry with someone overnight or even a few hours may be disconcerting. We've all heard from someone a tale about switched diamonds. And while these tales are generally of urban legend, we understand your reticence. We are happy to show you your diamond or gemstone under one of our microscopes and point out its unique set of identifying characteristics so you will always recognize your stone. If you would like, we can also plot the characteristic inclusions of your gem on a diagram that will serve as a unique fingerprint for future recognition.