Creating a Personal Jewelry Inventory

If you collect or own jewelry, it can be important to create and keep an inventory of all items. This aids in keeping you organized, identifies pieces and also helps with insurance claims. 

Your inventory list can be manual and written down in a notebook or you can use a spreadsheet on a computer. Once you identify your inventory method, make sure to include the following for each piece:  

Type of Jewelry - Is it a necklace, earring, bracelet, ring, watch, cuff link, and so on. You can also use this category to group items together on your inventory sheet.

Photos - take clear, high-resolution photos of each piece from multiple angles. These photos help with identification and insurance claims. 

Description - on the description of the item, make sure to include the brand/designer name, metal type, gram weight, carats, gemstone(s) and any distinguishing features.

Purchase Details - include the date of purchase, where purchased, and when you received the piece. Also be sure to include the purchase price and any applicable receipts. 

Appraised Value -  make sure to include the latest appraised value and be sure to include any appraisal documents. If your piece is in need of appraisal, we offer appraisal and estate services in Orange County. For same day service, give us a call at  949-230-1069.

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