Independent Jewellery Appraisal

By Liz Burnett

Expert Appraisals For:

Insurance Replacement

Probate Estate


Over two decades of experience and expertise.

Independence Matters.

An independent jewellery appraisal is an unbiased opinion by a qualified professional who is not directly involved in the ownership of the jewellery item. This unbiased opinion describes the detailed identity, composition, qualities and values of a jewellery item in an appraisal document – the official report of the appraisal – using recognized terminology and grading systems.

Questions? Contact Liz For More Information

Liz Burnett GG, RMV

is an independent jewellery consultant and respected appraisal professional of fine modern and antique jewellery, diamonds, and gemstones. Her field of expertise covers engagement and wedding jewelry, unique custom made jewelry, and especially probate appraisals of large collections of family estate jewellery.

Her office in West Vancouver is ideally located to serve the communities of the Sea to Sky corridor from North Vancouver to Horseshoe Bay, and all the way to Whistler.

Her diverse industry background has enabled Liz to appraise some of the finest jewellery and gemstones.

What is an Appraisal?

“Appraising a piece of jewellery essentially means determining its value at that point in time. A professional appraiser must first be able to identify the item correctly, and then evaluate its quality accordingly. They must also be able to convey their findings in a written report, justify their process, and abide by a professional code of ethics.

Very often, the role of a gemmologist is confused with that of an appraiser, as gems have become synonymous with high value. When consulting a gemmologist, many consumers expect to find out the values of their stones. However, while gemmology and jewellery appraisal are complementary disciplines, they are two distinct specialties.”  – Canadian Jewellery Association

Further Reading

The best explanation of why, where and how you should have your jewellery appraised is clearly defined by the Canadian Jewellery Association .

Click here to view their appraisal brochure