What’s That Piece Worth? The Keys to Jewelry Appraising with Ted Irwin, Director and Appraiser of the Northwest Gemological Laboratory

Episode 4

Ted Irwin is an independent appraiser of fine jewelry and gemstones, and director of the Northwest Gemological Institute and Northwest Gemological Lab. He provides documentation on contemporary to antique fine jewelry, watches, pearls and gemstones for insurance, estate or other legal purposes. Ted is also the director of the Northwest Jewelry Conference which provides hands-on estate jewelry education.

What you’ll learn in this episode:

  • What an independent appraiser does.
  • Reasons to get a piece of jewelry appraised.
  • What questions to ask when appraising a unique antique piece to make sure you’re getting the right appraiser.
  • How the Northwest Jewelry Conference started and why it’s become a must-attend event.

Ways to contact Ted:

Episode Transcript

Sharon Berman