Why do I need an appraisal?
An appraisal is required to obtain insurance to cover the replacement cost of the
item in the event of loss, theft or damage. The insurance companies use the appraisal
to calculate your cost of insuring the items.
An appraisal will also put your mind at ease that the diamond you received is in
fact the one that you bought. You never have to worry when making a purchase from
Diamonds.com. We maintain the highest ethical standards and guarantee that that
the diamond you purchased is the one you selected.
Do I still need an appraisal if I have a Diamond Grading
Yes. A Diamond Grading Report can be requested
before making a purchase. It will certify the
4Cs-cut, color, clarity and carat-weight-and other characteristics of the
diamond. However, it does not list an estimated retail replacement value. The
appraisal is ordered after you make a purchase or at the time of purchase
from Diamonds.com. It confirms the 4Cs, but also includes the estimated retail replacement
Does an appraisal expire?
An appraisal is usually good for three to five years. Your insurance company will
advise you if you require an updated appraisal.
How much does an appraisal cost?
Costs vary according to total carat weight of the diamonds. Approximate fees are:
Up to 1.50 carats
1.51 - 2.50 carats
2.51 - 3.50 carats
3.51 - 4.50 carats
Over 4.51 carats
For a quote, please call 1-877-956-9600
Please contact us if you need an updated appraisal which we can expedite at a reduced
Can I order an appraisal from Diamonds.com?
Yes. You can request an appraisal when you make your purchase. Diamonds.com will
submit your request to an independent laboratory that will appraise your jewelry
based on established industry standards. You will receive one copy of the appraisal.
Diamonds.com, its appointees and agents are not responsible for possible dissimilarities
and/or differences that could appear from repeated examinations or as a result of
other methods applied. Diamonds.com presents these appraisals/evaluations to the
client solely for his own use and shall not be held responsible for any claim whatsoever,
which may be made on the basis of this evaluation.