Expert Independent Appraisers of Fine Jewelry, Diamonds, Gemstones, Coins , Watches

and Silver Flatware

Call Today:  781- 729-0506  or  207-604-4423

                                         Art Deco Diamond Bracelet                                                                      Modern Diamond Ring

                                                       Circa 1920

New England Gem Appraisals, LLC


Professional appraisers charge for their services based upon an hourly rate or a per-item fee, never by a percentage of the appraised value.

Our fees are based on the amount of work necessary, the complexity of the items and the required research which is necessary to complete a fully comprehensive report, or for a contracted amount based on an estimate of the time involved. We are more than happy to provide an estimate at the time you set up your appraisal appointment. For your peace of mind, all fees will be firmly established at your appointment before the appraisal is performed.

  • Consultation services are based on $150 per hour with an $85 minimum charge.  A non-refundable deposit is required for all consultation appointments.

  • Insurance appraisals for simple jewelry, coin or watch items can normally be appraised at a set fee, starting at $150. 

  • Insurance appraisal for multiple or complex items (large diamonds, period pieces, multi-stone or trademarked items), rare coins, antique pocket watches and high-end watches are based on an hourly rate of $150 per hour.

  • Resale or liquidation appraisals are based on an hourly rate of $150 per hour with a $200 minimum appraisal report fee.

  • Estate/Probate, Charitable Contribution, Equitable Distribution, Divorce appraisals, are based on an hourly rate of $200 per hour.

  • Concierge Service (travel to your home, office, bank or attorney's office) are based on $200 per hour (minimum charge of 2 hours) plus portal-to-portal travel time charged at the rate of $250 per hour (minimum portal-to-portal charge of 1 hour).

  • Please contact us for our fee schedule regarding Litigation Support, Expert Witness Testimony, and Out-of-Town Travel.

Your appraisal will include a detailed description of the item(s) of jewelry, which includes gemstone identification, color and clarity grading, measurements, their calculated weights, plotting diagrams for major gemstones, quality and condition assessment of the mounting, metal testing, as well as numerous digital photographs. Our appraisals are accepted by all insurance companies.

We ask our clients to bring all documentation available; such as previous appraisals, sales receipts and grading reports along with the items being appraised.