Come to the museum to have well-known local appraiser, Mark Lawson, and a team of certified gemologists tell you the fair market value of your jewelry.
- Appraisals are $5 per piece of jewelry with a limit of three per person.
Be sure to see the jewels on display in the exhibition Bejeweled and Bedazzled: Jewelry and Personal Adornment. This exhibition is included with regular museum admission.
Mark Lawson Antiques is a Major Sponsor of Bejeweled and Bedazzled.
More about the team:
Diane Burke has been appraising jewelry in the Capital District area for the past 20 years. She has a Graduate Gemologist degree from the Gemological Institute of America and is a Senior Member of the National Association of Jewelry Appraisers. Diane owns and operates A+ Associates Gemological Laboratory located in Troy N.Y. and provides gemological and jewelry appraisal services of all kinds including gem identification, diamond and gem verification, insurance and estate appraisals and verbal consultations.
Joyce Panitch holds a Graduate Gemologist diploma from the Gemological Institute of America. She is a Senior Member of The National Association of Jewelry Appraisers, and holds a Registered Master Valuer diploma. Joyce is the owner of Alpha Gem Lab in Albany, New York. She does not buy or sell, and has provided independent, unbiased appraisals for almost twenty years.