Appraisals

Decatur Jewelry & Pawn offers expert Jewelry appraisals.

Perry Lewin, 3rd generation jeweler and our owner, is one of the best in the business. With over 30 years of experience, he brings a wealth of knowledge and professionalism to every facet of our jewelry business. Perry has done appraisals for family estates, bankruptcies, insurance claims, collateral valuations and more.

Perry is a graduate diamond grader from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) and has traveled the world extensively, gaining jewelry knowledge and experience. He brings this wealth of information to Decatur Jewelry & Pawn and is passionate about the quality of his staff and the expert and friendly customer service his staff offers to our customers every day. He has been told by many of this customers that his appraisals are “second to none.”

Why an Appraisal?

Who do you need an appraisal and what does one do for me? Most insurance companies require one before they issue a policy on your jewelry. Some customers might be facing tax situations, others might handle a family’s estate or maybe you just want to know what that old family heirloom is really worth.

As a professional, I always recommend to my customers that they get their item appraised at the time of purchase and then re-appraise it every 3-5 years, depending on market conditions.

Why Decatur Jewelry & Pawn?

By choosing Decatur Jewelry & Pawn, you can rest easily that you are working with a professional with extensive knowledge and experience. We will walk you through the process, explain how our appraisals work and treat your collection with the utmost care and safety.

When Should I get An Appraisal?

A Jewelry Appraisal can give you a fair and accurate appraisal for:

  • Insurance to cover damage, theft or loss
  • Estate tax evaluation
  • Value comparison
  • Liquidation
  • Collateral
  • Divorce