Jewelry is something that can be fake and look beautiful or real and not look like it cost anything at all. After a piece is refined, you might not know of the value of your jewelry. This is why you should have it appraised by a professional like Jewelers Refining Group as soon as possible.
One of the reasons why you might need your jewelry appraised is for the insurance. If you have something expensive in your possession, then you need to know of the value so that you can report it to on your homeowner's insurance policy. If something happens to the piece, then it will usually be covered in the event of a burglary or fire in the home. After the jewelry is appraised, you need to take the documentation to the insurance company so that the office has proof of the value. You might have what you think are diamonds and they are really just pieces of glass. An appraiser can examine the jewels to determine if they are real. This is important for those who have gold, silver and diamonds because there are a lot of fake pieces that are passed as the real thing.