Tom Tivol Jewels of Kansas City
Tom Tivol Appraisals is the premier provider of jewelry and gemstone appraisal services in Kansas City. We serve individual customers, estate planning professionals, and attorneys, as well as insurance agents and agencies throughout the United States.
Although we provide many types of appraisals, the most commonly requested are those for insurance purposes. We work closely with our preferred insurance providers to offer their clients state-of-the-art insurance appraisals on new and pre-worn jewelry — and when there is damage, loss, or theft of any kind, we work with the agent, the adjuster, and the insured to determine current value of the item or one of like kind, quality, and condition.
Most items can be appraised while our customers wait. During the examination, each piece of fine jewelry is examined thoroughly for condition, size, weight, shape, color and clarity characteristics with all details noted sufficiently to perform the appraisal. This involves photographing each diamond and gemstone and recording serial numbers with trademark or copyrights, hallmarks, etc., to show authenticity. The appraisal report includes a full description of each jewelry item, along with a digital image. (For more information, please visit our sample appraisal page.) Our clients can leave with their jewelry and typically receive their report within one or two business days.
All of our appraisals adhere to the highest standards for testing, laboratory equipment, and appraisal methodology. Tom Tivol himself is a Graduate Gemologist in Residence from the Gemological Institute of America, and brings over 35 years of experience to the business. As an independent gemologist, Mr. Tivol adheres to the code of ethics set forth by the Uniform Standard of Professional Appraisal Practice. His professional background and thorough attention to detail ensure accurate appraisals and impartial consultations.
For fee information, please contact us directly at 913.489.7056. All appraisals are by appointment only.
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