January 22, 2008 12:18 PM   Subscribe

Where to get jewelry appraised in NYC?

Need to get my jewelry appraised in the Manhattan area. Preferable a place that's open late or even on the weekend. Also, I understand some places charge you a percentage or a fee. I prefer fee.
Thank you!
posted by octomato to Grab Bag (2 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Most jewelers will give you an appraisal for a small fee. You could try nearly anyone on 47th Street in the Diamond District. Most should be open Sundays (but probably not Saturdays). i don't know if any of the bigger ones are open evenings.

I'd avoid local jewelers and chainstores (i.e. Zales) - and anyplace that wants you to leave the jewelry. They should be able to do it while you wait (though you may need an appointment.)
posted by AuntLisa at 3:02 PM on January 22, 2008

Berj Zavian...he has his own place in Manhatten, but he also works with Doyle's auction house and is an appraiser on Antiques Roadshow...his is a family business and his son is still in the shop (and on the show) with him. Cluster Jewelry Co Inc. 48 W 48th #1501 , New York, NY 10036-4007, US. Phone: 212-382-0033. Full disclosure, my dad is also on Roadshow in a different department...we don't get anything out of this, just pointing you towards a nice guy :)
posted by legotech at 4:05 PM on January 22, 2008 [2 favorites]

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