A Matter of Brilliance is a professional jewelry appraisal
company serving the needs of jewelry consumers, estate planners, attorneys, and insurance companies. Whether you have rings,
earrings, necklaces, chains or other jewelry made of gold, diamond, silver, platinum, precious metals, pearls or gems we provide
jewelry appraisals for all the following purposes: Insurance Appraisals Estate Jewelry Appraisals Personal Jewelry Catalog All work is done in front of you, while you
Levels of Appraisal Services
Level - Verbal Evaluation @ $75 per hour.
I will review your jewelry in person (one piece or multiple pieces)
and provide a verbal report to you of its value. This can be useful for those of you who would like the peace of mind, just
want to know what something is worth.
Example: You purchased an item online from Craig’s List or EBay or you have
some jewelry items given to you and you are not sure what to do with them.
Gold Level -
Personal Jewelry Catalog @ $150 per hour.
This is our basic report. It includes
a description, plus a digital photograph and valuation of the jewelry item. This can be useful for those of you who have many
items and to identify, either for an Estate or Personal, and don’t need the level of detail a full written appraisal
document would serve. Or if the items fall below an insurance decidable.
Example: If you need to document your jewelry,
a few gold chains, a bracelet, some earrings, or watches, these things add up quickly and you need a record of what you have.
Level - Full written appraisal documents @ $75 per item or $150 per hour.
This appraisal document includes
a full item description with measurements and grading, a digital photograph, and value. It also includes a grading report
of diamonds larger than 1 carat. The stones may be loose or mounted. This option is most appropriate for those who need professional
documentation for insurance, estate, or resale purposes.
Example: If you have jewelry that exceeds the value of what your insurance covers by default, you
will need documented proof of the value for each item. To see an example of what these written appraisal documents are, visit
Appraiser and Gemologist
Berrent, owner of A Matter of Brilliance, is a Graduate Gemologist, a member of the National Association of Jewelry Appraisers
and a member of the Chamber of Commerce.
Matter of Brilliance gives appraisals either in our office or in your home by appointment for customers in the greater Boston
communities including, but not limited to, Auburndale, Bedford, Belmont, Boston, Brookline, Burlington, Cambridge, Chestnut
Hill, Dedham, Natick, Nonantum, Newton, Needham, Waltham, Watertown, Wayland, Wellesley, Weston, Waban, MA.
information about our services, see the Special Services section of our web site.
Office hours are by appointment only. Monday – Friday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.