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John laughter jewelry is Western North Carolina’s largest estate buyers. We would love to help you find a true value for your jewelry, and we feel it’s a free service that we should provide to our community. Sometime you might come across an inheritance of jewelry from a family member and you have no idea what it is and how much its worth. We can help. We will help you evaluate what you have, and what the best options for you are, whether that is appraising it for insurance, passing it on to your family, or selling the pieces.

It can be amazing how much jewelry one can assemble throughout a lifetime, sometimes it’s even hard to get all the pieces in one place. As a service to our community we provide, for free, our Everyday Estate Evaluation®. We will help you find out what pieces you have, and what your options are for these pieces.

So many times there aren't receipts, paperwork or time to ask “What is this?”. Since we are WNC’s largest estate buyers, we have an excellent opportunity to help people find out exactly what you have. Is it new or old, mass produced or one of a kind, and often times the most important question is it worth something?


We can help you determine which options are best for your estate:

  • Dividing between family members
  • Converting pieces in to new designs to remember people, places and memories
  • Selling and dividing money between family members
  • Finding which pieces to give away and which to keep
  • Selling the pieces

What we will evaluate:


  • 1-15 Carat Diamonds
  • Van Cleef & Arpels
  • Cartier
  • Jewelry of any kind
  • Gemstones
  • Wrist Watches
  • Pocket Watches
  • Sterling or gold flat ware and place settings, candlesticks, decorations
  • Gold Coins
  • Silver Coins
  • Other Coins & Bills


Please contact our Everyday Estate Evaluation® experts below. We can schedule an appointment for you to come to one of our locations, or if you are uncomfortable traveling with these piece we can meet at your trusted location like your home or bank. Walk-ins are always welcome.

Asheville, NC Location: Grant Laughter
P: 828.274.5770

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Waynesville, NC Location: Tammy Mosely
P: 828.456.4772

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Customer Stories

Nick P.:

Nick P.:

I visited John Laughter Jewelry after inheriting a large collection of costume jewelry from my mother. Most of it was costume jewelry so I just assumed it wasn’t worth anything. After John evaluated my inheritance he found 3 pieces of jewelry that were worth $10,000, $5,000 and $4,000! I am so pleased I took the estate to John Laughter Jewelry, because of their honesty I had an extra $19,000 to put my boys through school.


Susan G.:

I went and saw Grant to sell my mothers Rolex. I didnt take his offer at first and shopped around, even mailed it to some dealer in New York. He beat all the other offers by $2000, the first time. I wont visit any other shop. - Susan


Cornelius W.:

Tammy bought my engagement ring when my girl and me split up... got a new cbr1000rr. Best decision ever.


Jill J.:

My husband and I went to John Laughter Jewelry in Waynesville to have Tammy look at some jewelry that I had and could no longer use. She took the time go over each piece and give me her opinion of the value. Tammy made this a very pleasant experience. She takes her time and never makes you feel rushed. That is very important to me. When she was done, she explained the choices I had and I made the choice to sell most of the pieces. I will definitely be back to the store in the future. My husband and I were very impressed with everything about Tammy and all the people involved with John Laughter Jewelry.


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