Do you have insurance on your fine jewelry? Do you even want to insure your fine jewelry or collectibles? If the answer to that question is yes, you need a seasoned, GIA trained professional using the right equipment to competently evaluate and value your prized possessions and Pawnshield is qualified to help you! There are …

Value Drivers Beyond the intrinsic or underlying fundamental value of the precious metal, diamonds and gemstones contained in a piece, serious buyers of higher end pieces with Gemologists on staff will carefully take into account the non-tangible qualities of fine vintage jewelry. Intrinsic Value: Diamonds, Gemstones, Platinum, Gold, and Silver constitute the intrinsic value of …

Calculating the Premium on Gold and Silver Coins or Bars Let me start by saying this, the numismatic coin market is not where beginners should be investing their money.  More and more beginners get fleeced by buying into the rare coin market every year.  Unless you are a professional collector and have an understanding of …

GOLD TESTING PROCESS Unfortunately, there are unethical practices used to purposely deceive, where false fineness marks have been applied to an item, but not indicative of the actual fineness content.  Most businesses that purchase scrap gold or any precious metals for that matter are going to use more than one technique.  The two most popular …

The Value of an Appraisal There are different types of appraisals, each is used for a different purpose, and unfortunately determining value can be an ambiguous process since there are no straight line fixed formulas, rules or methods.  The three most important are: Liquidation, Fair Market Value (FMV) and Retail Replacement. Liquidation Appraisals are typically …