New England Gem Appraisals

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  • 3 Post Office Square, # 21

    Kennebunk, ME 04043

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  • 207-604-4423

About New England Gem Appraisals

Categories
  • Appraisals
Details
  • Antique Appraisals
  • Jewelry Appraisals
  • Diamonds
  • Gemologists
Hours
Monday: 10:00 AM - 06:00 AM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM - 06:00 AM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 06:00 AM
Thursday: 10:00 AM - 06:00 AM
Friday: 10:00 AM - 06:00 AM
Saturday: 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Sunday: Closed

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I recently made a large diamond ring purchase, and was seeking an independent appraiser, one that wouldn't be biased and would give me an honest appraisal. I searched online and found New England Gem Appraisals as one of the recommended appraisers in the Boston area. I shot Beth Doughty an e-mail, and she was very quick to call me back. She was also very accommodating to my scheduling needs.

During our meeting, she examined the ring without looking at any of the documentation so that she could give me her honest opinion without being biased towards the information provided on the GIA Cert. She was able to verify the stats of the diamond and ring, and matched what was provided on the GIA Cert, which was assuring. She explained in detail as she performed each step in her examination process, allowing me to absorb her wealth of information. She was patient with me as I asked her question after question.

Once the examination was complete, she told me it would take her a couple days to complete the appraisal report. I was blown away when I received it. The depth and information provided on the appraisal is much more than I was expecting. She went beyond my expectations.

I highly recommend Beth Doughty for all your jewelry appraising needs. She will not disappoint.

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I recently made a large diamond ring purchase, and was seeking an independent appraiser, one that wouldn't be biased and would give me an honest appraisal. I searched online and found New England Gem Appraisals as one of the recommended appraisers in the Boston area. I shot Beth Doughty an e-mail, and she was very quick to call me back. She was also very accommodating to my scheduling needs.

During our meeting, she examined the ring without looking at any of the documentation so that she could give me her honest opinion without being biased towards the information provided on the GIA Cert. She was able to verify the stats of the diamond and ring, and matched what was provided on the GIA Cert, which was assuring. She explained in detail as she performed each step in her examination process, allowing me to absorb her wealth of information. She was patient with me as I asked her question after question.

Once the examination was complete, she told me it would take her a couple days to complete the appraisal report. I was blown away when I received it. The depth and information provided on the appraisal is much more than I was expecting. She went beyond my expectations.

I highly recommend Beth Doughty for all your jewelry appraising needs. She will not disappoint.

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First of all, I generally don't post reviews on websites. However, I REALLY needed to post this one. Hopefully this posting will make searching for an appraiser easier for others. If there was a rating higher than 5 on this website, I would without reservation give it to Beth Doughty and New England Gem Appraisals.

I had a possible case of fraud where I was sold a diamond by a large jewelry chain. Another jeweler told me that the diamond appeared to be a lower quality than what was shown on its certificate. We desperately needed to verify the validity of the certificate we had received, as the diamond in question was a very high cost item.

Due to the conflicting statements, I started doing a lot of research on the internet for a reputable independent jewelry appraiser in my area to get this matter settled. After reading reviews on various websites, I decided to give Beth Doughty a try.

Beth??s thorough analysis and appraisal of the diamond proved that we did indeed have something fishy going on. Her appraisal definitely did not match the certificate we had in our hands.

Beth could have at that point, just charged us for the appraisal and sent us on our way. But she did not do that. She took the extra time to go online to verify the certificate was from the Gemological Institute of America. She then showed us under the microscope exactly what were the differences between the diamond and the certificate ...all of this with no extra charge. With Beth's help, we were able to go back to the jewelry store and get the matter resolved to our satisfaction.

I have never met someone so dedicated, knowledgeable, professional, and friendly to her customers. She's a compassionate individual who truly cares for her clients. Without any hesitation, I would recommend Beth to anyone looking for an honest and accurate jewelry appraisal.

From this point forward, Beth Doughty and New England Gem Appraisals will be my go-to appraiser for all my jewelry appraisal needs.

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First of all, I generally don't post reviews on websites. However, I REALLY needed to post this one. Hopefully this posting will make searching for an appraiser easier for others. If there was a rating higher than 5 on this website, I would without reservation give it to Beth Doughty and New England Gem Appraisals.

I had a possible case of fraud where I was sold a diamond by a large jewelry chain. Another jeweler told me that the diamond appeared to be a lower quality than what was shown on its certificate. We desperately needed to verify the validity of the certificate we had received, as the diamond in question was a very high cost item.

Due to the conflicting statements, I started doing a lot of research on the internet for a reputable independent jewelry appraiser in my area to get this matter settled. After reading reviews on various websites, I decided to give Beth Doughty a try.

Beth??s thorough analysis and appraisal of the diamond proved that we did indeed have something fishy going on. Her appraisal definitely did not match the certificate we had in our hands.

Beth could have at that point, just charged us for the appraisal and sent us on our way. But she did not do that. She took the extra time to go online to verify the certificate was from the Gemological Institute of America. She then showed us under the microscope exactly what were the differences between the diamond and the certificate ...all of this with no extra charge. With Beth's help, we were able to go back to the jewelry store and get the matter resolved to our satisfaction.

I have never met someone so dedicated, knowledgeable, professional, and friendly to her customers. She's a compassionate individual who truly cares for her clients. Without any hesitation, I would recommend Beth to anyone looking for an honest and accurate jewelry appraisal.

From this point forward, Beth Doughty and New England Gem Appraisals will be my go-to appraiser for all my jewelry appraisal needs.

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I can't say enough great things about Beth. Having made a big purchase online, I wanted to make sure I was getting what I paid. Beth??s expertise and knowledge reassured me about my purchase.

At the appointment Beth made me feel comfortable right from the start. I was free to ask any of the many questions I had about the ring. She explained to me exactly what she was doing each step while evaluating the jewelry. Best of all, Beth was very honest and unbiased. I never felt any pressure to get an appraisal because I was just there to get some verification on my purchase.

I would not hesitate to refer any friends or family to come see Beth. I will definitely come see Beth again for any jewelry assistance or advice.

5
★★★★★

I can't say enough great things about Beth. Having made a big purchase online, I wanted to make sure I was getting what I paid. Beth??s expertise and knowledge reassured me about my purchase.

At the appointment Beth made me feel comfortable right from the start. I was free to ask any of the many questions I had about the ring. She explained to me exactly what she was doing each step while evaluating the jewelry. Best of all, Beth was very honest and unbiased. I never felt any pressure to get an appraisal because I was just there to get some verification on my purchase.

I would not hesitate to refer any friends or family to come see Beth. I will definitely come see Beth again for any jewelry assistance or advice.

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Not knowing which direction to go to when it came to getting my jewelry professionally appraised, I stumbled upon New England Gem Appraisals website. I really liked it. It was intelligent, informative and not just a bunch of fluff like so many other websites. And I liked that NE Gem Appraisals didn't buy or sell, so their opinions would be unbiased. I decided to call Beth and after talking to her decided to set up an appointment. Beth Doughty was professional and very knowledgeable in many different aspects of the fine jewelry industry (she is a second generation jeweler). I walked away with not only the appraisal I contracted for, but a wealth of knowledge about many of the pieces of jewelry I had her appraise. I will definitely use Beth for all my appraisal needs in the future. I highly recommend her!

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Not knowing which direction to go to when it came to getting my jewelry professionally appraised, I stumbled upon New England Gem Appraisals website. I really liked it. It was intelligent, informative and not just a bunch of fluff like so many other websites. And I liked that NE Gem Appraisals didn't buy or sell, so their opinions would be unbiased. I decided to call Beth and after talking to her decided to set up an appointment. Beth Doughty was professional and very knowledgeable in many different aspects of the fine jewelry industry (she is a second generation jeweler). I walked away with not only the appraisal I contracted for, but a wealth of knowledge about many of the pieces of jewelry I had her appraise. I will definitely use Beth for all my appraisal needs in the future. I highly recommend her!

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A HUGE THANKS to New England Gem Appraisals! I recently took a Caribbean cruise and fell for the slick marketing techniques telling us how to buy jewelry on the islands. I bought a beautiful fancy cut diamond ring for a fraction of its price! Did I ever feel good about the deal. When I returned home, I took it to my local jeweler to confirm my brilliance. Was I surprised when he told me the diamond was lower quality than the Caribbean jeweler told me it was, the one page appraisal I received was a marketing gimmick, and the worst part was the price I paid was no deal. I felt taken. I called the Caribbean jeweler to return the ring explaining that my local jeweler told it was substandard in quality. To my amazement, they informed me I would need a written appraisal from an Independent Certified Jewelry Appraiser before they would even consider taking the ring back! They told me my local jeweler was not acceptable as he was biased. I needed to find a truly independent jewelry appraiser, one that did not work in a jewelry store, buy or sell gold or jewelry, and was certified as a jewelry appraiser by a national jewelry appraisal association.
After a great deal of searching, I found out there is only ONE jewelry appraiser in the New England area that is truly independent and certified! She was GREAT! Beth explained everything about my diamond ring, showed me the diamond under the microscope the differences between diamond and the Caribbean jeweler??s appraisal. What I learned from Beth was worth more than the cost of the appraisal! Armed with her written appraisal, I was finally able to return the ring. If you need a FABULOUS appraiser, call New England Gem Appraisals!

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A HUGE THANKS to New England Gem Appraisals! I recently took a Caribbean cruise and fell for the slick marketing techniques telling us how to buy jewelry on the islands. I bought a beautiful fancy cut diamond ring for a fraction of its price! Did I ever feel good about the deal. When I returned home, I took it to my local jeweler to confirm my brilliance. Was I surprised when he told me the diamond was lower quality than the Caribbean jeweler told me it was, the one page appraisal I received was a marketing gimmick, and the worst part was the price I paid was no deal. I felt taken. I called the Caribbean jeweler to return the ring explaining that my local jeweler told it was substandard in quality. To my amazement, they informed me I would need a written appraisal from an Independent Certified Jewelry Appraiser before they would even consider taking the ring back! They told me my local jeweler was not acceptable as he was biased. I needed to find a truly independent jewelry appraiser, one that did not work in a jewelry store, buy or sell gold or jewelry, and was certified as a jewelry appraiser by a national jewelry appraisal association.
After a great deal of searching, I found out there is only ONE jewelry appraiser in the New England area that is truly independent and certified! She was GREAT! Beth explained everything about my diamond ring, showed me the diamond under the microscope the differences between diamond and the Caribbean jeweler??s appraisal. What I learned from Beth was worth more than the cost of the appraisal! Armed with her written appraisal, I was finally able to return the ring. If you need a FABULOUS appraiser, call New England Gem Appraisals!

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New England Gem Appraisals is the BEST! Other appraisers say they are ??independent? or ??certified? but really aren??t. They either work for jewelry stores, buy gold, sell diamonds, or have some other side business. After a lot of research, I can tell you that Beth is the ONLY INDEPENDENT CERTIFIED SENIOR JEWELRY APPRAISER in New England. I learned so much about my jewelry from Beth when she did my appraisals, worth more than I paid her! Before she was only in Kennebunk Maine, and I am so glad she opened an office in North Andover. She was worth traveling to before, but the convenience of her being in Massachusetts is fabulous. If you haven??t chosen Beth before, you haven??t seen the BEST!

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New England Gem Appraisals is the BEST! Other appraisers say they are ??independent? or ??certified? but really aren??t. They either work for jewelry stores, buy gold, sell diamonds, or have some other side business. After a lot of research, I can tell you that Beth is the ONLY INDEPENDENT CERTIFIED SENIOR JEWELRY APPRAISER in New England. I learned so much about my jewelry from Beth when she did my appraisals, worth more than I paid her! Before she was only in Kennebunk Maine, and I am so glad she opened an office in North Andover. She was worth traveling to before, but the convenience of her being in Massachusetts is fabulous. If you haven??t chosen Beth before, you haven??t seen the BEST!

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Message from New England Gem Appraisals

You need a Professional, Independent, and Certified Appraisal if:



You want to insure your jewelry.

You are settling an estate or probate.

You are making a donation.

You are involved in a divorce.

You are liquidating your assets.

You are purchasing jewelry.



Appraisals provide identification, information, complete description, and photographs. Appraisals protect the value of your possessions in the case of loss, theft, or damage. Are you buying jewelry? An appraisal can tell you the true value of your purchase.

More about New England Gem Appraisals

We provide appraisal services for obtaining insurance coverage, insurance claims, and fair market value for estate/probate, donation, divorce or liquidation. We also provide pre purchase evaluations, post purchase quality and price confirmations. Should you need expert witness testimony, forensic or damage reports, look no further than New England Gem Appraisals. Appraisals are done by Appointment only.

 

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