Independent Jewelry Appraisers

Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA

Avg. Rating Rating star5.0 (2 reviews)

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About this Appraiser

Independent Jewelry Appraisers is a full-service appraisal consultancy based in Lancaster PA, offering jewelry appraisals and gemological services to members of the public and retail jewelers throughout the region.

Headed by Graduate Gemologist and Valuer, Katy M Clites GG, this company provides appraisals for all purposes, including; Fair Market Value (for estate or divorce), Insurance Replacement, Purchase Verification etc. All value conclusions are professionally presented in a detailed appraisal document that includes all a description of all the value elements of the item and detailed photographs. Fine jewelry and watches of all types including antique, period and contemporary are appraised on a while-you-wait basis.

Consumer Appraisals

Katy deals directly with private clients from her comfortable and secure office, by appointment only. Your precious possessions will be assessed in your presence and you will typically leave her office with your completed documentation for your insurance company or Attorney. If Katy is required to examine a large collection of jewelry, diamonds and watches, your appraisal report will follow in a few days. This company also has a mobile gemological laboratory enabling Katy, or one of her associates, to visit your home, office or bank vault where the appraisal process is performed on-site.

Appraisals at jewelry stores

Many fine jewelry stores hold appraisal events enabling their customers to book an appointment on the day of the event, meet the Appraiser and have their items assessed and valued in front of them. Katy and her associates are very experienced in this area and invite respected jewelry stores to enquire how she and her team can provide an exceptional service to their valued clients in-store.

Please use the contact links at the top of this page to contact Katy with your requirements and book an appointment.


The Business

  • Private Practice & Trade Appraiser
  • Business mix: 100% appraisals
  • Principal + 0 staff appraisers
  • Days and times to suit the client, by appointment
  • Mobile lab, via jewelers & at appraiser's office


  • Per-item based fees
  • Credit Cards accepted
  • Full appraisal reports start at $85


  • GG
  • BTS


  • AGA, GIA Alumni
  • NAJA


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Independent Jewelry Appraisers
1755 Lincoln Highway East
PA 17602

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  • Free, on-site
  • Visitors by appointment only
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avatarMelinda. Westminster

Review starsOct 2017

Excellent Experience

I had the pleasure of meeting with Katy Clites when needing to have several pieces appraised, some of which were ‘Crown of Light’ diamond pieces. I had purchased them in Bermuda and needed to know whether I paid fair prices and needed appraisals for my insurance policy.

Katy’s office was very presentable and she was welcoming and quite personable. After speaking to her regarding my items, I found her to be extremely knowledgeable in her field and felt I had chosen the right person for my needs.

Katy needed approximately an hour to complete her work, so my husband and I drove through the outlet mall just down the street and got a quick bite to eat. Upon returning she had almost completed her task. We discussed my new treasures and she educated me as to exactly what I had and the correct values of each piece. Katy’s appraisals are very nice and could not be any more thorough. I received a standard print copy as well as a wonderful glossy copy. Both had pictures of each of my items. The cost was very reasonable.

I hope to continue adding to my jewelry collection and will certainly be happy to return to Katy for all my appraising needs. She is worth the hour and a half drive.

avatarDennis & Pat. Lititz. PA

Review starsJul 2017

Highly Recommended

I would highly recommend Katy Clites to anyone searching for a respected appraiser. Working with Katy, I found her to be very professional and very willing to share her vast knowledge of gems and jewelry. Her expertise allows her to do ‘on the spot’ appraisals as well as very detailed researched appraisals. Don’t hesitate to contact her for your appraisal needs.