There are several different kinds of jewelry appraisals, which depend upon their intended use. The intended use of the appraisal report will determine the appropriate definition of value. The appropriate value needs to be based on the correct most common marketplace. All our appraisals comply with USPAP (Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice of the Appraisal Foundation and the Code of Ethics of the National Association Of Jewelry Appraisers ). Please call for an appointment.

Jewelry Appraisal Services for:

  • Insurance Coverage

  • Replacement Value

  • Estate Distribution

  • Fair Market Value

  • Donation (Charitable Contribution)

  • Divorce Settlement (Equitable or Equal Distribution)

  • Purchase Advisory, Internet Purchases, Customs Report

  • Collateral or Liquidation

  • Damage or Casualty Loss

  • Curiosity or Identification

Consulting Services

  • What do you have? Gemstone identification.

  • Should you keep jewelry left to you?

  • Should you sell it? Gift it? Where and how?

  • Should you have it all appraised or part of it?

Brokerage Services
Let me sell your jewelry for you! I can find the best market. There is no conflict of interest with my appraisal services.

About Koblenz & Co.
Merle S. Koblenz is a third generation jeweler who grew up in her family's jewelry business in Albany, NY. She has been buying, selling, repairing, and appraising antique and estate jewelry since 1980 in her own business.

Merle obtained her Graduate Gemologist's degree in 1988 from the Gemological Institute of America, and has since been a member of the GIA Alumni Association. She has been the President of the award winning Manhattan Chapter ( since 2001, elected "2002 Most Outstanding Chapter Member of the Year" and "2005Volunteer of the Year" of the GIA Alumni Association. In 2012, Merle won The Manhattan GIA Alumni Chapter LeadershipAward. Merle is listed with the Jeweler's Board of Trade, is a Senior Member of the National Association of Jewelry Appraisers, a member of Association for the Study of Jewelry and Related Arts, and The American Society of Jewelry Historians. Koblenz & Co. participates in many antique shows in the northeast US annually.

Hours of Operation:
Wed.,Thurs, Fri, Sat & Mon:
11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Sunday: 12:00 to 5:00 PM
Tuesday: closed

Winter Hours:
Mid-January thru Mid-April
Friday & Saturday:
11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Sunday: 12:00 to 5:00 PM
Closed Tuesday, Wed. & Thursday

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