Appraisals & Insurance

The Diamond Brokers of Los Altos has been trusted by generations, and we take that legacy very seriously. We thoroughly inspect every item while preparing appraisals for our customers. Every piece of jewelry reviewed by our appraisers is measured and documented with the greatest accuracy and descriptive detail possible. Our highly skilled GIA Certified Gemologists are happy to furnish you with a detailed certified appraisal upon your request for your personal itemized jewelry.  Every item that we appraise gets photographed and is stored with its appraisal in our system should it ever be needed in the future.

Our exacting standards are precisely the reason that so many insurance companies rely on us to assist their clients when replacements for valued pieces is required. Due to fluctuating market conditions, we strongly advise that you have your appraisals updated every 2-5 years.

Your favorite pieces of jewelry are more than valued possessions; they are reflections of who you are and symbols of your feelings for loved ones and life-long relationships. Protecting them from theft, damage, disappearance or loss is as natural and important as protecting anything of great value.

Why should I insure my jewelry?

Jewelry is more than a monetary investment

Consider everything that goes into a jewelry purchase, from the time spent shopping and working with a jeweler to customize/engrave the piece, to choosing the perfect time and place to present it. Jewelry is best enjoyed when you can wear it with the peace of mind that you can celebrate what it symbolizes for a lifetime without any worries.

Preserving memories for a lifetime

Jewelry serves as a physical reminder and connection to life’s most cherished memories, such as an anniversary band that reminds you of the day you were married, the watch that your father gave you on your graduation and the diamond tennis bracelet you bought yourself after a promotion. Protecting jewelry with jewelry insurance helps preserve your special moments and memories.

Should I worry about wearing my jewelry?

An engagement ring, an heirloom necklace, matching earrings and pendants are some examples of things that should be worn, enjoyed, and lived in, as opposed to being locked away in a safe. This is why so many of our customers make jewelry insurance part of their jewelry purchase or gift.

Why look to the jewelry insurance experts?

We’ve seen the tears of joy in customers’ eyes when a treasured piece of jewelry, presumed lost, is painstakingly recreated and delivered into their hands. Every detail, facet and minute engraving absolutely matter and only jewelry insurance experts who understand well how every piece of jewelry is as unique as its owner can fulfill this promise.

How do I obtain jewelry insurance?

We will work with your choice of an insurance company or provide you with recommendations on reputable companies to purchase your policy from. We can also work with you and your insurance carrier to establish the policy before you walk out the door. We keep track of all the details of your purchases, including custom-made jewelry, so replacements are made to the exacting details of your original piece.