All of our appraisals are done on-site and performed by a certified GIA Appraiser. Your jewelry NEVER leaves our store.
WHAT IS AN APPRAISAL?
Our appraisal is a GIA document that describes an item, assesses its relative quality, and assigns a value to it. Descriptions usually cover the visible, measurable, and analyzable facts about the item (weight, materials, markings). Most appraisals also describe subjective features such as gemstone quality, relative rarity, and overall quality of manufacture. It will also include a picture of your item.
There a few different types of jewelry appraisals but we have found that ‘Insurance’ or ‘Fair Market Value’ appraisals will cover all the needs for having your jewelry documented. We will help you decide which type of appraisal best suits your needs.
Most appraisals done today are for insurance replacement purposes. This is done to asses a Retail cost of replacing an item. Insurance appraisals reflect the cost, that is needed, to replace a piece of jewelry from a retail Jewelry Store.
FAIR MARKET VALUE APPRAISALS
Reflect an actual selling price between a willing buyer and seller, when neither is compelled by time or need to buy or sell in the item’s most common market. Fair market value must represent the item’s value in its current (used) condition. Fair market value is generally required for charitable donations and estate appraisals. Fair market values may run lower than retail replacement values, because replacement values often reflect the cost to replace a used item with a new equivalent.
We carry a versatile line of jewelry, for that special and sometimes not so special (JK!) child in your life. We will only perform ear piercing on a child that is 6mo+ old. For the little ones in your life, we have a variety of jewelry to choose from. From that first Baby ring, ID bracelet, Earrings or Religious Jewelry, to their Birthstone in Gold or Sterling Silver. We also carry Disney, Hello Kitty, “Just Like Mommy” collection and Amore La Vita Charms. Come in and let us help you decide what is the perfect gift for that special child.
Complete Jewelry Repair
As owners, Brian & Janie have over 60 years of combined repair, design and restoration experience. Everything from a simple chain solder to a complex fire damage restoration. We enjoy challenges and are not afraid to say that “We are very good at what we do!”.
We repair all types and styles of jewelry from Engagement Rings, Earrings, Bracelets, Necklaces, Stone Replacements, Clasp Repair and much more. And all of our work is performed on premise. We don’t send out our repairs to a central repair facility like other Jewelers.
Custom Jewelry Design
Through decades of experience and thousands of customer opportunities, we have found that “Custom Design” can have a different meaning to different people. It can be as simple as selecting the right parts and materials. Then, assembling these parts together, to make your final jewelry piece. Or, it can be as complex as starting from an abstract idea sketched on a piece of paper > to being computer rendered (CAD) > to having an exact wax model carved (CAM) > to casting the wax in precious metals > to finishing, polishing and setting stones, to then arrive at your final creation. No matter what “Custom Design” may mean to you, be assured, we have the right people, with the right knowledge and experience, utilizing the right tools, to make your vision become a beautiful reality.
There are more choices in jewelry than ever before. Department stores, large jewelry chain stores and online shops have so many options that it can be difficult to decide which piece is right for you, a loved one or even a friend.
Instead of spending hours searching for the right piece of jewelry on the internet or enduring the hassles of the malls, why not save a lot of time and money, by building it yourself? Along with the help of our trained artisans of course.
We have over 56 years of combined experience creating all sorts of unique jewelry pieces. Trust us to work with you to create a one-of-a-kind custom jewelry that has its own special uniqueness. Walk into our store with an idea and walk out with a unique creation that will be cherished till the Dawn of Time! ( Or something to that effect….)
We enjoy a vast amount of return customers because WE are that GOOD. PROMISE!
Inside ring engraving, lockets/pendants, watch backs, trophy plaques, ID bracelets etc…All engraving is done on the premises.
We offer free engraving for items that are purchased from our store. We also offer affordable engraving services for rings, pendants, charms and most small items. We have different Font styles from which to choose.
Free Ear Piercing
We offer free ear piercing, with the purchase of our 14K gold piercing earrings. Minimum age for ear piercing is 6mo. Be confident, we use the most up-to-date equipment and materials, that are designed to minimize discomfort, while still maintaining a sterile environment.
Free Jewelry Cleaning and Inspection
We strongly encourage our customers to have their jewelry inspected and cleaned on a regular basis. Rule of thumb: Every six months if you casually wear your jewelry or every 3 months if they are worn every day. Allow us to use our knowledge, expertise and equipment, to help identify small issues and prevent them from becoming big $$ problems. In our business, it is never so true, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
Our free jewelry cleaning process includes:
- Inspecting each piece of jewelry for common wear and tear and ‘not so’ common wear and tear
- Ultrasonic cleaning
- Steam cleaning
We buy gold, platinum, and silver jewelry. With or without gemstones or diamonds, in any condition. Always fair and top payment will be paid to you, or you may decide to use it toward a purchase or repair in our store.
Whether it is a simple refurbish or a total restoration, you are sure to be amazed at our results.
There are a lot of companies that claim that they do “Jewelry Restorations”. The fact is, most restorations are beyond the scope, skill or knowledge, of most businesses. To perform a true “restoration”, requires an intricate knowledge of jewelry manufacturing with solid background in Metallurgy and Mechanics of Materials. We here at Christoff Jewelers have extensive knowledge, experience and the tools necessary to perform a proper Jewelry Restorations. We have tackled some tricky projects, that were passed on by other Jewelers, with wonderful results! We have been doing this for so long, that we have pretty much seen it all and we love a challenge.
Watch batteries are usually replaced while you wait. We also do minor watch band repairs and adjustments.
We are an Authorized Seiko Dealer but we service most brands of watches. Our Watch Services consist of watch battery replacements, band adjustment/sizing and case back seal replacements.
What Our Clients Say
I highly recommend Christoff Jewelers for all your jewelry needs. Janie and Brian Christoff take exceptional pride in their work and strive to always exceed rather than just meet expectations; remaining in constant communication to ensure satisfaction through every facet of the process of customization. Their staff is extremely professional and always willing to go the extra mile to ensure quality and satisfaction every time. When seeking a special gift or in need of a custom piece of jewelry, I choose Christoff Jewelers.