|Jewellery Appraisals||$75.00 per item|
|Ten or more items||Contact us for estimate|
|Unusual/Complex items||Contact us for estimate|
|Diamond Grading Certicate||$125.00 (includes Plot)|
|Diamond Plot||$50.00 (per stone)|
|Professional/Legal Consultation||$125.00 per hour|
|Seminars||$150.00 set-up and $100.00 per hour|
|Repairs||Contact us for estimate|
(The 5% Goods & Services Tax will be added to above fees). We accept cash, cheques, visa, MasterCard and Interac
An appraisal is a written professional opinion as to the authenticity, quality, design and estimated value of a piece of jewellery. Since it is an opinion, backed and supported by education, training, equipment and experience, it is important to understand that there can be honest variations between competent appraisers.
The most common reasons for obtaining an appraisal are:
The Gemologist - a professional who has had extensive gemological training and has passed intensive written and practical examinations to obtain his/her degree.
The gemologist/appraiser must have years of experience and knowledge in evaluating gems and jewellery based on accurate information from the marketplace ie. pricelists, trade publications, etc.
The gemologist must constantly keep current with the ever-changing gemological technologies and market developments. He/she must be using modern techniques and equipment in order to conduct their tasks.
There are others with scheduled appointments and you would be walking in on their time. Please call (403) 264-8526, we will gladly make an appointment to suit your schedule.
The Graduate Gemologists at International Gemological Laboratories have been appraising, identifying and valuating gemstones and jewellery since 1981.
We promise a consistent, unbiased, and professional opinion every time you appraise your jewellery with us. We believe in maintaining our great reputation by guaranteeing the highest standard of quality service.
You are welcome to watch us work on your jewellery from our viewing area, this way you can be at ease that your jewellery never leaves your sight. You have the option to drop off your items to be appraised, but we recommend that you wait until our services are completed.
We recommend that you update your appraisal every three to five years, depending on the supply and demand of your gemstone, its size and its quality.
Because diamonds and gold are traded in US currency, their value is reflected in the Canadian dollar. Appraisal values will be dictated according to the increase and decrease of the Canadian Dollar.
PLEASE NOTE - Changing your insurance company may result in immediate updating of the appraisal, in order for your jewellery to be covered by the new insurer.
We recommend having your diamond plotted. A plot is a diagram of your diamond's inclusions which are located in specific regions in your diamond. No two diamonds have the same inclusions in those locations. Therefore, a plot is like a fingerprint. After the repair, any gemologist will be able to I.D. your diamond.
|Microscope||to view a gem’s internal characteristics for clarity grading and identification|
|Refractometer||to read a gem’s refraction and birefringence for the purpose of identification|
|Polariscope||to view a gem’s optical characteristics under crossed polarizing filters|
|CPF Screening||identifying diamond types and synthetic diamonds using Cross Polarized Filters|
|Fluorescence||to view a gem’s fluorescence characteristics under long-wave and short-wave U.V. light|
|SG Testing||identifying a gemstone by determining its Specific Gravity|
|Thermal Test||analyzing the amount heat conductivity in a gemstone|
|Spectroscope||to view a gem’s spectral absorption in long-wave to short-wave visible spectrum|
|Master Colour Diamonds||to colour grade white diamonds from D to N|
|Precious Metal Testing||using acid and/or digital technology to test the quality of gold, silver and platinum|