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At John Laughter Jewelry we use the highest ethics, integrity, education, experience, research, the latest and most advanced technology available to evaluate your jewelry. We believe in the power of experts, and at John Laughter Jewelry you will find them ready and able to help you appraise your jewelry.

We offer the following appraisal services:

  • Estate and Trusts
  • Insurance Replacement Value (To insure it)
  • Fair Market Value (To sell it. [ex:like a CarFax®])
  • Divorce Divisions
  • Damage or Theft Estimates

If you are looking for a reliable person to give you options about selling your jewelry please follow this link.

We use a simple flat rate to evaluate your jewelry of $125 per piece. Certain exceptions can be made in the case of large estates. We don't charge a "percentage" of the pieces value as we find that to be prone to misleading over-evaluations.


We offer our jewelry appraisal services in Asheville and Waynesville every day and most are completed in about 3 days. We offer appraisal clinics once a month, which gives you an opportunity to bring your jewelry, sit with the appraiser, ask questions and then take the items with you after you are done. There is no additional charge for this service. If you are interested in coming to one of our clinics, please use the contact information below, you can also check our events page.


Appraisal Scheduling:
Alex Burnette
P: 828-274-5770

Email Laura