For years we have specialized in rare coins, antique jewelry, estate jewelry, vintage jewelry, and precious stones such diamond, rose cut diamonds, ruby, sapphires and emeralds.
With Times Past you are at the right place for a very accurate evaluation.
All our appraisal services are professional and discreet
Appraisals for insurances
An appraisal report for insurance purposes contains the actual replacement value. Having your jewelry, diamonds and treasures appraised on forehand will safeguard you from discussion afterwards with the insurance companies after a possible loss or damage. Besides, an accurate description and pictures of your lost or stolen article will increase the chances to find it. It is advisable to renew your appraisal every 3 to 4 years.
Appraisals for estates, donations, divisions
An appraisal report for the purpose of estates, donations and divisions offer the various parties the possibility to come to a fair division (with less risk on disagreements).
Appraisals for pawns or pledges
An appraisal report for the purpose of notaries, attorneys, testament-executors, tax-advisors and banks who need an official report for their customers.
Appraisals for damage definition
In case a certain article is damaged and a report is needed of its price devaluation but also of the repair costs, repairing advice and possible new value after its repair.
Professionals rely on Times Past
Times Past does not only appraise for the public, we also work in close cooperation with notaries, attorneys, insurance companies, accountants, modern jewelers, banks and curators. We have earned their trust with the same principles that we will apply when working with you.
When you have rare coins, jewelry, diamonds, precious stones, Times Past is the right place to appraise your valuables.
Advantages of an appraisal report
An appraisal that is regulary brought up-to-date (approximately every 3 to 4 years) simplifies the burden of proof and thus the discussion afterwards in case of a damage. Well made appraisals have to be considered as binding for damage settlements. A regulary brought up-to-date report also prevents the risk of being over- or under-insured.
Working with Times Past is not only "convenient"; our comprehensive service contains discretion, trust, professionalism, and knowledge of the international markets. But perhaps as important, we offer you a pleasant experience. When you would like to discuss a certain article, legacy, estate or situation, or if you would like to know more about our way of working, you can contact us without any obligation on your part. You can pay us a visit in our store in Houston, appointments recommended.