How do I get a precious stone appraised?
September 22, 2004 4:24 AM   Subscribe

CatBurglarFilter. If I have a possibly valuable precious stone, how do I go about appraising/selling it? I will be in New York City to sell it if that makes a difference.
posted by jeremias to Health & Fitness (3 answers total)
Hey, you're not one of the guys from Hoobastank, are you?

Any any reputable auction house can appraise gems for you. A friend used Belenky Brothers once and highly recommends them. They're in SoHo. He said that you can call for an appointment, and there's a modest fee.
posted by iconomy at 6:23 AM on September 22, 2004

I'll be sure to let the police know.
Unless it's zucronium or something like that. The cops in NYC would stab you with their boxcutters if they found out.

(Of course, if you were being facetious about the rock's origins, you could take it to 47th street, aka "diamond row". That's where the jewellry wholesalers are located, and would be the best source for appraisal. If the stone in question actually is hot, the merchants themselves will slice you up with their boxcutters.)
posted by Smart Dalek at 6:27 AM on September 22, 2004

Yes, facetious indeed. Just thought I might get some interest with the topic.
posted by jeremias at 8:13 AM on September 22, 2004

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