Gemologically Speaking performs independent jewelry appraisals and consultations in Albuquerque and greater New Mexico. As a Graduate Gemologist from the Gemological Institute of America GIA, a Master Gemologist Appraiser and Accredited Senior Appraiser of the American Society of Appraisers ASA and a member of the National Association of Jewelry Appraisers NAJA, Mary Reich is an independent jewelry appraiser with twenty years of jewelry knowledge in Albuquerque.

Contact Details

  City Albuquerque, NM
  Zip Code 87110
  Address 2501 San Pedro Dr Northeast # 112
  Phone Number (505) 884-4478

From Our Website

A comprehensive appraisal report provides a detailed description of each item, including metal type, karatage, trademarks or hallmarks, dimensions, weight, method of manufacture and style, period and provenance when warranted. Each item of jewelry is then researched for the appropriate value. In the appraisal report, diamonds are described by their actual or estimated weight, color, clarity and attributes of cut. Increased details of cut and diagrams of internal characteristics are provided for larger diamonds.

Appraisal fees are based on the complexity of the item(s) and the research and analysis necessary to reach an estimate of value and produce a comprehensive report. We do not have a one-size-fits-all pricing structure as it results in overcharging for simple pieces to offset undercharging for larger or more complex items. The fee to evaluate, document and appraise large diamonds, signed jewelry pieces, fine period and antique jewelry or complicated jewelry and watches (generally pieces that require more extensive research and analysis) will be higher than the fee for simple items such as gold chains or plain wedding bands.