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Jina’s Appraisal Services provides jewellery appraisal services to local and national retailers, jewellery manufacturers, government and private clients from across GTA. Our appraisals are performed by Jinagna Shah, an Accredited Appraiser, who is a Certified Gemologist and a Registered Master Valuer. Jinagna’s qualifications include:

Jinagna Shah has well over twelve years of experience in Jewelry appraisal. This includes appraisal of diamond, gemstone, estate jewellery and luxury timepieces as well as watch appraisals. At Jina’s Jewels, we follow the high ethical standards set by the Canadian Jewellers Association with No compromise on integrity.

We request our clients to book an appointment slot prior to visiting our office. This is to ensure our undivided attention towards our client’s needs. The jewellery evaluations, examination, measurements and necessary tests will be performed in the presence of the client. This ensures the precious items are in the client’s view at all times.

Once the jewellery appraisal is completed, our client receives a bound report which includes a full description of the evaluated jewelry/watch, digital image(s) and additional documentation if required.

Our commitment to our clients:

Depending on the function of the appraisal or report, the value assigned to jewellery can vary. It is essential to discuss your needs and the purpose of the appraisal with your appraiser from the start. We will provide you with an estimate of the charges before moving forward.

The fee can be based on the time involved or the number of pieces requiring appraisal, but not the percentage of the value. We are committed to protecting your valuables by providing the best service possible along with the most accurate information available for appraising jewellery and gemstones.

Jina’s Jewels Jewellery Appraisals are performed by Certified Appraiser, Jinagna Shah, at our fully equipped appraisal office in Markham. Our facility meets the standards and requirements of the Accredited Appraiser Program of the Canadian Jewellers Association. Meeting this standard ensures that all of the equipment required to accurately assess your precious jewellery is readily available on site to provide you a complete jewellery appraisal while you wait.

Services Offered
Why Appraise at Jina’s Appraisal Services:
What is a jewellery appraisal?

A jewellery appraisal is a written professional opinion of the authenticity, quality, design and approximate value of a piece of jewellery, for purposes including retail replacement, probate or estate. Since it is an ‘informed, professional opinion’, there can be variations between appraisals.

Jina’s Appraisal Services guarantees your appraisal is performed according to the AAP Code of Ethics and Standards and the Jewellery Appraisal Guidelines – Minimum Acceptable Standards published by the Canadian Jewellers Association (CJA) and Jewellers Vigilance Canada (JVC).

Jinas Appraisal Services provides jewellery appraisal services to clients in Markham, Richmond Hill, Vaughan, Scarborough and across the GTA.

In-vault or on-site jewellery appraisals are available at an additional fee.

We provide jewellery appraisal reports for a range of client purposes including: insurance, legal property settlements, in preparation for sale, asset liquidation. We are always happy to provide you with a trusted second opinion!

What can a certified appraiser provide?
What can you expect from jina's appraisal services?

We guarantee all documentation meets insurance standards. As part of a jewellery appraisal, each piece of jewelry is weighed, measured, and described in detail including the following:

Your jewellery appraisal report also includes enlarged digital color photos of your jewellery items. Your report will include an explanation of the grading systems used and of the appraised value. These reports also provide instructions for the appropriate use of the appraisal document.

Appraisal checklist
Type of Appraisals

Regardless whether your fine jewellery is a family heirloom, a symbol of your spouse’s devotion or a whimsical purchase, getting a jewellery appraisal from a Certified Appraiser is a smart choice to make. A jewellery appraisal provides peace of mind that you have certified documentation describing your prized possession in detail should anything happen. At Jina’s Appraisal Services, we provide a range of different types of jewellery appraisals depending on the client’s needs. Some common types of jewellery appraisals include:

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Insurance assessments

Insurance Assessments are a type of jewellery appraisal which is intended to document all aspects of your precious jewellery in detail. Insurers use these jewellery appraisals to establish the value of your jewellery and rely on the appraisal in the event of a claim to ensure that your precious heirlooms are suitably replaced quickly and efficiently.

Travel documentation

Anytime you travel abroad with your precious jewellery it is important to have appropriate documentation on hand to show customs officials that you possessed the item in Canada before beginning your travels. Failure to provide such documentation could result in duties being charged, or in extreme cases, items being seized upon your return. This type of jewellery appraisal is key to ensuring smooth exits and entries while traveling with your prized jewellery.

Division of assets

Sadly, separations and divorces are an all too common reality in today’s world. Beyond the emotional challenges, a lack of documentation around major jewellery assets can slow down what may already be a trying process. Having an up-to-date inventory of jewellery items and jewellery appraisals of all of your fine jewellery allows you to expedite equalization/distribution of assets allowing you to move forward with your life more quickly.

Probate and estate

The services of a Certified Jewellery Appraiser may be essential to the Probate process to ensure equitable distribution of assets in keeping with the wishes of a loved one. Jina’s Appraisal Services can provide prompt evaluations of estate contents including inventory through to formal jewellery appraisals if required.

Solutions for manufacturers and retailers

We provide appraisal solutions for jewellery manufacturers and retailers seeking to provide confidence to their customers by providing an appraisal certificate with each piece of jewellery they sell. We work on customizing solutions based on your needs and budgets with a 24-48hr turn around time. From the basic data card certificates to a full form certificate on specialty stationary with detailed images, we can do it all. See examples below:

Data Card