Jewelry appraisals and watch appraisals are carefully researched and typewritten documents used for insurance or tax purposes. Our appraisals are prepared by in-house experts and gemologists who charge by the hour for their services. We carefully consider the many value components of each item, including:

Quality of Manufacture
Provenance and/or Brand

        We recommend that you carry the most appropriate amount of insurance for your valuables, following your insurer’s guidelines and your own preferences, and we will discuss these variables with you.

        Appraisals for tax purposes, donations, and estates are rigorous evaluations, required at ‘fair market value’. These appraisals must take into account recent sales comparisons, generally determined by auction results, as well as the value components already mentioned: quality of manufacture, rarity, provenance, brand, condition and region.

        Evaluations are verbal offers to purchase
or consign your merchandise for sale by Aaron Faber and evaluations are free. However, it is not possible to make an accurate offer by telephone, because the condition of the items offered for sale influences the value a great deal.

        Send us images by E-mail to or mail us a photocopy, and we will try to provide a price RANGE where possible. Otherwise, we will ask you to ship the items here or bring them. We sell thousands of items annually for very satisfied private consignors. E-mail or call 212-586-8411 for more information.