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confusedconsumer

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Hi,
I am hoping to get some much needed and appreciated answers to the apprasial process. I have two 1 carat (eyeballed size) round diamonds set together in one ring. The stones are approx 100 yesrs old, the setting maybe 40. My mother wants to take it to fortunoff to have appraised so the dias can be used for a e-ring. Will this tell me the color and clarity and size and if they are worthwhile to use for my purpose? she wants to be involved and feels that kind of store can be trusted. will I get the answers I need from their report?
 

lawmax

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Appraisers should never charge based on the value of the piece. There should be an hourly charge or maybe by carat weight.The appraisal itself shouldn't take long and you should be there. A written report should be given to you in a timely manner.
 

lawmax

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You could try Barry Block who is an independent appraiser:The Jewelry Judge, Ltd.
320 Old Country Road
Garden City, NY 11530
Phone: (516) 248-8130
Fax: (516) 248-5477 [email protected]
 

confusedconsumer

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Hi,
I checked the lsit. I live in NJ (no car) and Mom lives in LI (nassau county) its a bit tricky b/c she wants to be involved i just want to know the quality and if its worth using for an e-ring since the dias used to be earrings I am worried. She told me she took a family dia to fortunoff when she was getting engaged and offered to do so for us
 

confusedconsumer

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Thanks for the info. I will def. check it out. Do appraisers charge based on value of the piece or a basic flat fee? also How long should it take?
thanks for the prompt replies, I am anxious to find out what i have so I can have a sparkly new ring soon
 
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