Jewelry Appraisals

Vincent Lash

We have a new jewelry appraiser, Vincent Lash.

Vincent Lash began his career in the jewelry trade in 1980, receiving the Graduate Gemologist designation from the Gemological Institute of America in 1982. He became an independent appraiser of jewelry, silver, and clocks after establishing his company, VINCENT LASH & CO., formally a.p.praisers, in 1986.

The following is a summary of Vincent Lash’s qualifications as it appears on every appraisal report:
Gemological Institute of America (GIA) Graduate Gemologist diploma (G.G.), 1982 – GIA Diamond Grading and Evaluation, 1981 – GIA Colored Stone Grading Evaluation and Identification, 1982 – Gemological Association of Great Britain Preliminary Course, 1985 – University of Indiana (in conjunction with The International Society of Appraisers) courses: Personal Property Methodology and Reasoning / Personal Property Appraiser’s Fiduciary Responsibilities, 1987 – Benchwork (platinum-, gold-, and silversmithing) apprenticeship, 1986 to 1989 – Horology (clock and watchmaking) apprenticeship, 1980 to 1983 – GIA Alumni Association Diploma Member, 1985, with continuing education: Gemology Update Seminars, 1983-1986 – GIA Detecting Synthetic Diamonds, 29 March 1998 – GIA Pearls Course, April 2000 – Currently the appraiser for five independent jewelry concerns in the Washington, Baltimore, and Philadelphia metropolitan areas – Author of Jeweler’s Mark – Active full-time in the jewelry industry since 1980.

Jewelry Appraisals

What is an Appraisal?

A jewelry appraisal is a written statement of the authenticity, quality, design, and value of a piece of jewelry. A detailed, accurate appraisal is needed to protect your interest and serves as proof of ownership.

Jewelry is appraised to comply with the requirements of the insurance company to validate a rider added to a policy. An appraisal is needed for verification to cover an amount above the scheduled minimum.

*Note: Most renters and homeowners policies offer minimum coverage of all unscheduled personal property including jewelry.

The Appraisal Will Describe:

  • The setting, purity or karat, gram weight, method of manufacture, condition, style, stamps and engravings.
  • The major stone, shape, size, carat weight, clarity, variety, and origin (natural or man-made)
  • Minor stones, including shape, size, weight, color, clarity and condition.
  • Total gem weight will be listed and a digital photograph attached

The appraisal will provide enough information to replace the item with one of like size, quality and value in the event of loss or damage, retail comparisons, estate sale or resale.

Request a while-you-wait appraisal with our favorite Independent Appraiser Vincent Lash. A member of our team will be in contact with you to finalize your appointment time.

Send us a quick note of what you need repaired and we will respond promptly!

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