First things first, find a reputable jeweler

Make sure you are willing to spend the money. Prices can range depending on the jeweler from $30-$100

You are going in for an INSURANCE appraisal, have all the paper work ready and make sure your insurance plan covers replacements.

Most appraisers are gemologists, this is ok, but a certified appraiser is best.

During the appointment make sure to collect any paper documents so you have a spare copy.

Stay updated on the appraising process; The company should connect with your insurance company or help you connect with them.

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