The A.I.G.L. provides third-party, independent authentication and appraisal services for both jewelry & high-end watches to the industry. The A.I.G.L. specializes in luxury wristwatch appraisals including Rolex and Cartier authentication for the USA's, Canada's and the U.K.'s top volume shippers. There are a variety of reasons to provide your customers with an independent authentication and appraisal:
Today's consumer faces a variety of choices in the marketplace. By confirming the value of one's diamond jewelry or luxury wristwatch purchase through an independent, 3rd party, businesses can increase customers' trust and sales. The A.I.G.L. has strict standards and selects its clients carefully. Although thousands of clients apply to work with the A.I.G.L., we only choose to work with a handful of highly reputable high-volume shippers. Hence, providing an A.I.G.L appraisal with your sale increases your customers' confidence and trust in your business.
Within each appraisal, the A.I.G.L. provides an authentication of your luxury wristwatch or diamond jewelry piece. Specializing in Rolex and Cartier watches, the A.I.G.L. is a trusted name for Rolex authentication. The A.I.G.L. verifies all Rolex watches by removing the Rolex band, inspecting the model #, inspecting the serial #, verifying that the serial # does not correlate with a stolen good and that the watch's serial # correlates with the specific model given to us. This process involves inspecting the inner case back, and the inner movement inscription, among other items. The A.I.G.L. has a 100% authenticity guarantee on the accuracy of our verification methodology.
In each A.I.G.L. appraisal, we state the estimated current retail replacement value of the luxury wristwatch or diamond jewelry piece in question so that your customers may submit this paperwork to their insurance company along with the original purchase invoice. Many customers prefer this so, if they file a claim, they are able to obtain the full value of their jewelry or timepiece, not merely the purchase price, which may have been sold at a lower, not easily-attainable price. We update our prices on a monthly basis and increase this frequency to bi-monthly or weekly in times of volatile currency rates and/or economies. All valuations are dollar-denominated and thus stated in U.S. dollars. Major insurance companies in the U.K., Ireland, Canada as well as in most other major nations will accept appraisals in U.S. dollars, and, in many cases, prefer them this way for stability and consistent reference.
Estate appraisals are a very valuable tool for auctioneers and liquidators in establishing credibility and the accuracy of one's product descriptions as well as in establishing a reasonable, discounted yet profitable price for your customers. We have the ability to visit your collection on-site and our appraiser team can complete an appraisal of your collection within as little as 4 hours, depending on the size and complexity of your assets. Please note that the A.I.G.L. provides estate appraisals on collections of $1 million or more in retail value only and only provides its services for industry (retailers, auctioneers, liquidators).
The A.I.G.L. is available to provide witness testimony and affirmation for both civil and criminal cases upon request at our off-site rates.
The A.I.G.L. staff has over 150 years in combined industry experience and conducts training workshops for independent and chain jewelry stores, online jewelry/wristwatch sales and support staff, and order fulfillment professionals. Merely knowing the 4 C's (cut, clarity, color, carat weight) is simply not enough in today's competitive environment. Consumers generally agree that buying a diamond or luxury watch can be a frightening process. Knowledge is power. Educate your staff and help your customers make more informed, rational decisions about their purchases. A positive luxury wristwatch or diamond jewelry purchasing experience will almost always result in a repeat purchase and enhance your company's reputation.