Plumb Gold Ltd.






 

In the Loupe

Welcome to “In the Loupe”! This week I want all of you to ask yourselves one question. If your jewelry were lost, stolen or damaged would you be covered? After working as the manager at Plumb Gold for the last 33 years, I have seen and heard it all when it comes to jewelry horror stories.

The number one thing you can do to protect yourself in case of jewelry mishaps is to have accurate appraisals written by qualified professionals!

With today’s skyrocketing gold and diamond prices, your jewelry is worth more than ever. It is very important to have current values assigned to your items. If you have never had your jewelry appraised before, it is worth it to ensure that you are protected. If you have appraisals already, you should regularly update them.

To get an independent and accurate appraisal for insurance or estate purposes, take your jewelry to someone reputable and trustworthy.

As a Graduate Gemologist with the Gemological Institute of America and a Certified Gemologist with the American Gem Society, I am uniquely qualified to know and understand the true value of your heirlooms. Anyone who does not have the additional education to become a gemologist cannot accurately appraise your jewelry!

Finally, if you make a claim with your insurance company, descriptive appraisals with photos are your biggest ally in getting your jewelry back. Be assertive! Don’t settle! If your piece was custom designed, you should get a custom replacement.

Plumb Gold Ltd.

Kathi Villarreal
Manager
GG-GIA, CG-AGS
kathi@plumbgoldltd.com

Kathi Villarreal