The Jewelry Appraiser Inc.

Manhasset, New York, USA

Avg. Rating Rating star4.9 (89 reviews)

Debòrah Villepigue - Jewelry Appraiser
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About this Appraiser

The Jewelry Appraiser, Inc. is a well established gem lab located in Manhasset, NY and is headed by Debòrah Ann Villepigue, an Independent Certified Gemologist Appraiser. The appraisal of your diamonds, gems and watches can be carried out on a while you wait basis from Debòrah’s comfortable office that is equipped with the latest state-of-the-art gemological instruments.

Valuations for all purposes are performed by this company, including:

  • Replacement Valuation for Comparable Insurance Coverage Underwriting.
  • Fair Market Appraisal for Estate, Equitable Distribution, or Taxation
  • Marketable Cash Value for Trade or Prospective Sale of Personal Jewelry, Gemstones and Diamonds
  • Donation Appraisal and Valuation for Charitable Giving

Additional consultations and reports are also available, for instance, forensic gemological analysis to assist in the resolution of legal issues and damage assessment reports to establish insurance or capital loss. You will typically leave Ms Villepigue’s office with documentation that is widely accepted by major insurance companies, important auction houses, estate and probate attorneys and in most court situations.

The Jewelry Appraiser, Inc. also has a mobile gemological laboratory allowing Debòrah to carry out the examination of your treasured items in your home, office, bank vault or lawyer’s office. Areas covered include New York City metropolitan area and all of Long Island.

Debòrah Villepigue has been featured in several magazines, has shared her knowledge on several TV shows and looks forward to being of service to you. Please contact her using the email and phone links at the top of this page.

 

The Business

  • Private Practice & Trade Appraiser
  • Business mix: Mainly an Appraiser
    Also: Educator, Expert Witness, Buyer, Seller & Broker
  • Principal + 0 staff Appraisers
  • Mon - Sun: 10am to 11pm
  • Mobile lab, via jewelers & at Appraiser′s office

Financial

  • Per-item & time-based fees
  • All major cards accepted
  • Full appraisal reports start at $85

Qualifications

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  • GG
  • APPA, ICGA, RMV

Memberships

  • AGA, GIA Alumni
  • JVC
  • ASJH, NAWCC

Awards

  • Bethpage Best of Long Island Award 2021 - Best Appraiser

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Location

The Jewelry Appraiser Inc.
1295 Northern Blvd
Manhasset
NY 11030

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avatarM Zahradka. Manhasset

Review starsDec 2021

Such a Great Experience

I went to Deborah to have my diamond engagement ring appraised and what can I say, she is great! She is such a friendly person and helped me fully understand the history of my diamond as well as where it came from. I highly recommend her to anybody who is looking to get a piece of jewelry appraised!

Expertise / Items Examined: My diamond engagement ring / 13,500

avatarPaul & Madeline . Northport

Review starsDec 2021

A Lifetime of Jewelry Appraisals

Deborah Villepigue, CEO, of the Jewelry Appraiser appraised my diamond ring in 2003. Her expertise, thoroughness and kindness left its impression. So when both my sons needed help in selecting diamond engagement rings for their future wives, my husband and I recommended Deborah. Deborah was able to help our first born select a diamond from Blue Nile for his first marriage. For his second marriage, she once again guided him as he searched for a diamond. In 2019, our younger son became engaged and Deborah assisted him with the whole process of finding a diamond and the perfect setting for his wife to be.

Expertise / Items Examined: My diamond engagement ring and the insert wedding band for the ring. These were purchased in 1965 and needed an updated appraisal.

avatarDario P. Manhasset

Review starsDec 2021

Absolutely Outstanding

I truly want to thank Dēborah and her staff for the phenomenal customer service and most of all her expertise in diamonds. I learned a lot from Dēborah while getting our engagement ring appraised. She is very knowledgeable and she can tell you a lot about the history of your diamond. That was truly an amazing experience. I highly suggest Dēborah to appraise your jewerly. I will definitely be back for any further appraisal.

Expertise / Items Examined: Engagement ring.

avatarA.J. Bayside

Review starsDec 2021

Deborah is a Gem

I needed to get an appraisal for sale on a diamond ring and was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to schedule an appt which accommodated my hectic schedule (and during the busy holiday season, too). Louie, Deborah's assistant clearly explained what I could expect during the appointment. Deborah, the appraiser, was simply wonderful! Not only friendly with a great sense of humor, but very informative and educated me about how the origin, age, craftsmanship, as well as the color, cut and clarity of the stone contribute to its value. Everything was done right in front of me, step by step and I was very impressed by Deborah's knowledge and professionalism. It was very evident from our meeting, that she is very passionate about her work. Deborah knew the sale was urgent and so provided me with the full report within 24 hours, the day before Christmas Eve, no less! As someone who had no experience with appraisals, I feel so much more confident knowing the value of the diamond ring and am much better equipped to sell it after having Deborah's appraisal. Both Louie and Deborah really went out of their way to make my experience as pleasant and efficient as possible and I will definitely use The Jewelry Appraiser again if the opportunity arises.

Expertise / Items Examined: Diamond engagement ring.

avatarN.P. Manhasset

Review starsDec 2021

Knowledgeable & Honest

Deborah was honest and extremely knowledgeable. She did an excellent job with my appraisals, ‘brutally honest’ as she says and wonderful to work with. Upon request, she gave me insurance suggestions and names to work with. She's saved in my contacts now and I wouldn't trust anyone else to do any future appraisals.

Expertise / Items Examined: Diamonds.

avatarLuke Z. Manhasset

Review starsDec 2021

Such a Helpful & Knowledgeable Person

I had the engagement ring I bought for my fiancée appraised by Deborah. She was extremely knowledgeable and told me all about the history of the ring and its origins. It was my first time having something appraised and she explained everything to me in an easy way to understand. I highly recommend her if you need to get any piece of jewelry appraised, you won't be disappointed!

Expertise / Items Examined: My Diamond engagement ring. 19,000

avatarC Fraser. Locust Valley

Review starsDec 2021

Would Never Take My Jewelry Anywhere Else

I brought a diamond bypass bangle bracelet to Debórah to be appraised. Debórah is amazing. Such an expert and also such an interesting person to talk to. She is very very detail oriented and leaves no stone unturned. When you invest in a piece of jewelry, you want someone with her level of expertise to evaluate and appraise it. Highly recommend her services!

Expertise / Items Examined: Diamond bypass bangle bracelet.

avatarYRM. Fresh Meadows

Review starsDec 2021

A Pleasure To Do Business With

I brought several items in to have liquidated including a tennis bracelet that has 178 diamonds, Deborah the gemologist was awesome. Liquidated a few items but went home with my tennis bracelet which is sentimental to me. She said keep it, add 2 diamonds and wear it. I loved that she said that. Long story short, I will be back to Deborah as I have other items to liquidate and repair. She's very informative and will sit with you the entire time. Thank you.

Expertise / Items Examined: A 3-row diamond tennis bracelet from Tiffany's that I've had over 15 years.

avatarV Anthony. Manhasset

Review starsDec 2021

Excellent

This the best jewelry appraisal I have ever witnessed. Right down to the age and cut of stones. The professionalism is far more than I ever witnessed. Job well done. Will never go anywhere else.

Expertise / Items Examined: Ring and earrings.

avatarRegina. Manhasset

Review starsNov 2021

Fabulous People

Deborah and her husband are terrific. It was such a pleasure doing business with them.

Expertise / Items Examined: Assorted jewelry.

avatarC Persaud. Manhasset

Review starsNov 2021

Engagement Ring Appraisal

This was truly an experience, more so since it was my first time getting jewelry appraised. Deborah not only gave me a lesson on diamonds in general, but did a professional appraisal right in front of me, explaining every single part of the process, which was beyond appreciated. She's very transparent and knowledgeable as well. Most people see it like a business, she definitely has a passion for it, which made the experience even better. She not only went into detail with the diamond, she did a detailed examination of the setting and placement of it as well. Definitely would go back for my next jewelry appraisal.

Expertise / Items Examined: Diamond engagement ring.

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avatarKatie. New York

Review starsOct 2021

Best Experience

We had our engagement ring appraised by Debórah. She taught us a lot about the history of the diamond and all the little intricacies about it. I've learned more about the 4C's from her then from any ordinary jewelry store. She was very personable and made the whole experience fun. I highly suggest going to Debórah for any type of appraisal.

Expertise / Items Examined: Diamond engagement ring.

avatarAlison. East Rockaway

Review starsAug 2021

Highly Recommend!

I am so glad we came to see Deborah to appraise my engagement ring! She was so knowledgeable and walked us thorough the entire process! I can't thank her enough for making us feel safe and welcomed during the time we spent with her. I would highly recommend The Jewelry Appraiser Inc.!

Expertise / Items Examined: Engagement ring.

avatarCarol H. Bayside

Review starsJul 2021

Excellent Service

From start to finish I had a wonderful experience with Deborah Villepigue and her husband Lou. It was easy to get an appointment, and the time was honored within five minutes.

The office is easy to get to, and there is ample free parking. The office is amazing, unlike any that you've been. It is filled with memorabilia that makes you feel a part of Deborah's life. It's hard to describe, but it was such a warm, cozy place to be, and you felt like you wanted to stay longer to explore all the artifacts that were placed throughout the rooms.

The actual appraisal was so much fun, Deborah is a bright, engaging woman. We had such a good time while she thoroughly, professionally and lovingly examined my ring. She explained everything to me, she even took a picture of the stone at my request.
I would highly recommend Deborah.

Expertise / Items Examined: Diamond ring.

avatarChristopher Lopez. Wantagh

Review starsJul 2021

The Best Appraiser. Bar None

Debórah is simply amazing. Not only is she at the top of the appraisal field but she is also very grounded and down to earth and caring! After hearing my story of a suspect engagement ring Debórah was instantly sympathetic and gave me and my fiancée her complete attention and brought the full faculty of her knowledge to our appraisal. She quickly sized up the ring and was more and more awed and angered at the level of deceit in the production of the ring. She promised us that she will fight tooth and nail for us and gave us a thorough and detailed appraisal of the counterfeit ring. Debórah also has great follow up and has been with us every step of the way to get our money back. She and I clicked immediately. She has a warm and inviting energy. I thank God for leading us to her. She's simply the best! Thank you, Debórah.

Expertise / Items Examined: A ‘diamond’ engagement ring and 2 sapphire rings.

avatarBrandon. Freeport

Review starsJul 2021

Great Service

They were very knowledgeable, friendly, and are very passionate about there work. It was a great experience. Definitely Recommended.

Expertise / Items Examined: Engagement ring

avatarMarge. Franklin Square

Review starsJul 2021

An Awesome Experience

After years, I decided to have my engagement ring (GIA) Appraised to have it insured. I was sent to the The Jewelry Appraiser by a friend and I could not have been more pleased. The professionalism and courtesy is beyond words. Making the appointment was easy and they were very accommodating Deborah, the appraiser is such a lovely, spiritual and kind soul. Sitting across from her as she works, is as if you are sitting with an old friend. The conversation flows! She described my ring, not only in the material sense but in the spiritual sense of it. Her passion in this business is evident as her excitement grows while she speaks about the item.. The written appraisal is spot on and easy to comprehend. Her description of the item was EXACTLY as stated in the GIA document even though she hadn't looked at the document until after she completed the appraisal. In conclusion, if anyone is looking to have jewelry appraised, The Jewelry Appraiser, Inc. in Manhasset, NY is the BEST place to go.

Expertise / Items Examined: My diamond engagement ring valued at over $10,000.00

avatarN&F Mascia. Plainview

Review starsJun 2021

Engagement Ring Appraisal

It was our first time here and we had an amazing experience at The Jewelery Appraiser working with Deborah and her husband Lou! She was very personable, extremely knowledgeable and fully transparent which is hard to come by in this industry. She examined all aspects of my engagement ring down to the smallest detail and made sure everything was exactly as it was supposed to be. She also gave me a crash course on how to clean and properly take care of the diamond and band. My fiance and I both highly recommend working with Deborah for all your appraisal needs, you'll be in the best hands. Can't thank them enough for answering all of our questions and making us feel like family! - The Future Mr. & Mrs. Mascia

Expertise / Items Examined: My radiant engagement ring.

avatarMurari A. Queens

Review starsJun 2021

Kind, Caring and Honest Appraiser

It was such a pleasure to work with Debórah. She was transparent with us from the beginning about all aspects of our ring from the material it was made with, to the placement of diamonds along the shank, halo and center, and then last but not least, the quality of the diamonds. We feel so lucky to have met an appraiser that showed care for our jewelry and our needs as people wearing the jewelry and enjoying our engaged life together. She provided us with wonderful suggestions and advice for how to best care for the ring, and also conveyed a sense of calm to my anxious fiancée to enjoy and wear the ring properly. We will be coming back to Debórah for all of our jewelry appraisal needs going forward!

Expertise / Items Examined: Diamond engagement ring.

avatarAG. Howard Beach

Review starsJun 2021

An Amazing Experience!

My fiancé and I had my diamond engagement ring appraised by Deborah. Being that this was my first time having an appraisal done, I wasn't sure what to expect. Deborah is amazing at her job, she made the experience so easy and smooth. She educated both of us on my diamond ring and all that comes along with it. I couldn't have asked for anyone better to help me with my appraisal. She was absolutely wonderful. I would recommend Deborah 100%!

Expertise / Items Examined: Diamond engagement ring.

avatarLiz & Chris. Manhasset

Review starsJun 2021

Amazing Experience

My fiance and I visited Deborah and Lou last weekend for the first time to appraise my engagement ring. They were both extremely professional, and made us feel at ease from the moment we stepped into their office. Deborah's knowledge of the jewelry industry was SO impressive, and she was very thorough in her review of my ring. I left our appointment confident that made the right choice in selecting her as our appraiser. I look forward to working with Deborah again, and highly recommend her to anyone looking to appraise their jewelry!

Expertise / Items Examined: Diamond engagement ring.

avatarO.G.O.S.H. Rockville Centre

Review starsMay 2021

The World's Best

I purchased a Diamond wedding set (engagement & 2 bands) for my wife and a diamond wedding band for myself appraised by Ms Debòrah. First let me say, Ms Deb. is more than just the best appraiser there is, but she is truly an amazing person with so much passion for her clients. She found out the one of the pieces purchased was not what was stated by jewelers, and as a result of this bit of information, wife was able to get a higher quality diamond on her center piece, that was of a better value for free by jewelers. Thanks to Ms Debòrah and her assessment, and appraisal the rings were valued 5xs more than the amount I paid for them. She is a warm hearted, welcoming, and classy. She was a Godsend, and will forever be collaborating with. She is the best.

Expertise / Items Examined: Diamond wedding band for him, and a diamond wedding set for her. (2 bands and an engagement center piece).

avatarAlyssa. Manhasset

Review starsApr 2021

Best Appraisal Experience Ever

I didn't think getting jewelry appraised could be such an awesome experience until I met Debórah! Not only does she have the most positively infectious personality, but also her knowledge of gemology is clearly superior. What really sets her apart from other appraisers is that she performs the assessment right in front of you while educating you on the piece and offering insightful advice on how to navigate the industry to make sure your valuables are protected. It was so cool learning about what makes my engagement ring so special and unique. When I say this, I mean she was even able to tell me where in the world the diamond was mined - how amazing is that?! I will never go to any other appraiser and I suggest you don't either if you want the one-of-a-kind experience only Debórah can provide. She is a wonderful person and truly cares about her clients. You will be in the best hands ever!!!

Expertise / Items Examined: My diamond engagement ring.

avatarZ.W. Valley Stream

Review starsApr 2021

Professional

So this my first using a appraiser of any kind! Boy am I pleased with going with my gut. I find Ms. Deb on the internet. She is down to earth loves her craft of working with precious stones. I learned a lot during my appraisal with my diamond earrings. Very pleased with my appraisal. I will recommend others to her service. Also her husband was polite and courteous. Dynamic duo they are! The atmosphere was cozy and inviting. I didn't feel in pressured to get anything extra or unnecessary. She straight to point about the appraisal she offer verbal or written explained both; and gave you choice of each or. Hands down really pleased with my appraisal. I'm very pleased with my purchase and appraisal value. I will recommend other to getting valuables appraised in the future.

Expertise / Items Examined: My diamond earrings 1.31 carats that paid $2500 from a jeweler in Brooklyn. Deb appraised for $5400.

avatarLaruccia. Lattingtown

Review starsMar 2021

Beyond Grateful

I would highly recommend Deborah at the Jewelry appraiser Inc. for all your future gemstone and jewelry appraisals. She is beyond knowledgeable and with state of the art equipment at her fingertips combined with her many years of experience.

I had two alexandrite's appraised from Brazil that were purchased in the 70s. I Learned from Deborah, the jewelry appraiser inc. One of the stones is quite valuable. I had a beautiful 16.7 carat aquamarine appraised and polished and it's beyond gorgeous. I had a Burmese ruby bracelet appraise that I'm very excited about. It was also cleaned so the stone just sparkles bedded in the gold filigree design. I had an art deco watch adorned with rubies and diamonds appraised and also very happy with the appraisers opinion. I had a sapphire ring appraised with a large sapphire and surrounded by little sapphires. I learned from Deborah that the stones are from India, and have a decent value.

Expertise / Items Examined: Various gem-set and diamond set items, and a watch.

avatarD Faitelson. New York

Review starsMar 2021

Excellent and Professional

They saw me on short notice (within 2 hours!) and really made me feel great. I had purchased a beautiful pair of ruby studs and was thrilled with the results and professionalism. Definitely will go again

Expertise / Items Examined: Ruby studs.

avatar?Chris. New York

Review starsMar 2021

Caring

I came in completely overwhelmed with 30 watches that I had inherited. Deborah was very kind and caring. She listened to my story and gave me an extremely fair price for her knowledge. I will recommend her to everyone.

Expertise / Items Examined: Watches

avatarMario. Howard Beach

Review starsFeb 2021

Best in the Business

I never write reviews, but I just absolutely could not resist helping to spread the word of how magnificent, convenient, comforting, & caring my experience was with Deborah. I'm a beginner at this, aka this is my first time ever getting an appraisal, and as soon as I walked into that office I got this immediate comfort like I was visiting a cousin or family member of mine. The experience was amazing. Her love for her career shows not only in her expertise, but in her care for her clients and making sure you walk out of there feeling like you hit the lottery, beyond words incredible! She was overly helpful in explaining certain statistics about the jewelry, even breaking it down into simpler words if need be just so you can understand fully of what you're looking at and working with. She's completely honest with you right from the jump, and that's rare to find in this world these days. I left after our appointment feeling ecstatic & confident like I just gained a new close friend. Phenomenal experience can't even put it into words how happy I am! I got recommended to her for her outstanding service but I will certainly never go anywhere else in the future, & without a doubt recommending her to any and everyone I know!!!

Expertise / Items Examined: Engagement ring.

avatarFredinando Conte. Howard Beach

Review starsFeb 2021

A Wonderful Business

Deborah was knowledgeable about what she was talking about when it came to my ring very friendly and made you feel welcome.

Expertise / Items Examined: Diamond engagement ring.

avatarJules dee. Manhasset

Review starsFeb 2021

Amazing

Deborah is so down to earth. A friend recommended her to my fiancé and I after we recently got engaged. We really did not know much about the process and both were very nervous. Her and her husband were extremely welcoming and very thorough. The appraisal we received was incredible. I feel really safe knowing that she completed our appraisal and definitely will be returning in the future! Her jewelry cleaner made my ring pop!

Expertise / Items Examined: Engagement ring.

avatarSabrina W. Bronx

Review starsFeb 2021

Amazing Experience

Debòrah was incredible, I was actually blown away by how beautiful her office/ laboratory is.
I was impressed buy her knowledge and worldly experience, her expertise in gems was awesome. The entire experience in a word was effervescent. I will remember this day for years to come.

Expertise / Items Examined: Two necklaces.

avatarLaura M. Stamford

Review starsFeb 2021

Absolutely Awesome

This is the second time I have worked with Deborah and both experiences have been great, she is the best! This time Deborah redesigned my engagement ring. She worked closely with me, listening to exactly what I wanted and collaborating with me to design a ring that would look exactly like what I wanted and would also be designed secure enough so as to not have issues later on down the road, it's very apparent that she really cares about and values her clients. Her craftsmanship is beautiful and delicate and she definitely seems to do her best to give you the fairest price possible. Always a pleasant experience talking with her and her husband - very down to earth and trustworthy, good people!

Expertise / Items Examined: Engagement ring

avatarSteph & Nick. Great Neck

Review starsJan 2021

True Professional

I had the most beautiful engagement ring made and appraised by the Jewelry Appraiser(Deborah Villepigue). She not only is incredible at what she does, but a truly amazing person that is passionate about her work. She took the time to listen to my story about my girlfriend (now fiance) and delivered a perfect classic engagement ring. I would highly recommend to anyone looking for handmade jewelry/an appraisal. If you are looking for the best quality and most honest business people, this is the place to go. We will be going here for all our future jewelry needs. Next step is wedding bands!

Expertise / Items Examined: My diamond engagement ring.

avatarLethanas. New Hyde Park

Review starsJan 2021

So Lucky To Have Found Such A Great Appraiser

I had a beautiful Woman's pocket watch. I had on idea about its age or its value. I was told it was my grandmother' or great grandmother's ... I was pleasantly surprised at its value, but more surprised that Deborah was able to tell me when it was made! So grateful to have found my ‘gem’ of an appraiser. I now know the watch was my Great Grandmother's. I will never go to any other Jeweler or Appraiser, Deborah is the best!

Expertise / Items Examined: Women's Antique pocket watch

avatarSue Timpano. Garden City

Review starsJan 2021

The Best of the Best

Looking for a jewelry appraiser? Look no further. Deborah is located in Manhasset and I had the best experience ever with her. Deborah and her husband work together and they make the whole experience seamless, pleasurable and productive. She was on on point with my appraisal, I was shocked. She also makes one of the best jewelry cleaners in the world that you all must try. If you go to Deborah you will not be let down I am telling you the honest truth! Thank you The Jewelry Appraiser for making my experience so great!

Expertise / Items Examined: Engagement ring, wedding ring, sapphire band.

avatarMelini Abraham. Franklin Sq.

Review starsJan 2021

Wow

Amazing! Let me first start by saying I have no clue when it comes to cuts, clarity, diamonds in general, so when my fiancé and I went in, Deborah explained everything, and showed me everything. When we went the first thing that she showed me was how to clean my ring, I was shocked as to how shiny my ring got and then I learned that a cleaning does make a difference. I wasn't really happy with the design of my ring, and Deborah took it upon herself to make me happy with my ring, and it worked. She worked on it, and through the whole process she communicated with me every change, if I liked it, and if there should be any other additional change. The end result is just...wow! Her and Lou are great at what they do. Deborah is super knowledgeable and loves what she does. Me and my fiancé definitely lucked out with going to them. For sure, the Best-of-the-Best.

Expertise / Items Examined: N/A

avatarCora. Manhasset

Review starsDec 2020

Best Appraisal Ever

My appraisal was amazing! Deborah took her time looking over every stone and letting me know what she doing step by step. She even found a chip in one of the stones and advised me to take it back and have it fixed and said if they gave me a hard time to let her know. The time spent with Deborah I learned so much about my engagement ring. She was extremely thorough and detailed and a pleasure to work with. Thank you so much

Expertise / Items Examined: Engagement ring.

avatarS from Queens. Forest Hills

Review starsDec 2020

Very Professional

I needed an appraisal for a pendant I inherited from my mother that included multiple diamonds. Deborah told me about the diamonds that were once part of multiple wedding rings. Just by examining one of the diamonds, she told me a story of my Grandmother that I never knew. Deborah is a gem detective! It was a pleasure to work with her and a great experience.

Expertise / Items Examined: A pendant with multiple diamonds.

avatarTamara. Glen Cove

Review starsNov 2020

Excellent Service!

I needed to have an appraisal for my own edification and for possible retail knowledge. I had a sapphire ring, cluster ring, diamond earrings, a diamond cross necklace and a class ring appraised. Not only was Deborah helpful but she was extremely attentive to my needs and very kind. She explained each item and its value, interpreting every aspect of the evaluation in terms that I could understand. I knew how much each item was worth and she cleaned the jewelry perfectly to where they shown as if they were brand new! The kind and courteous service I received could not be matched. She took extra time with me and made every item look like a showpiece. She explained the best way to sell them; she even explained the appraisal and sent a detailed appraisal over to me quickly. Anytime I needed to speak to either Deborah or Louis they were quick to answer and made themselves available to me. I was and continue to be extremely pleased with the Deborah Villepigue at The Jewelry Appraiser and would highly recommend her to anyone who is looking for someone highly knowlegeable and who loves her business and the customers she services. She is of the utmost character; professional, dependable and honest. She and Louis truly are gems!

Expertise / Items Examined: A sapphire ring, cluster ring, diamond earrings, a diamond cross necklace and a class ring.

avatarPhilip. East Setauket

Review starsOct 2020

Excellent Experience

I was recommended to Deborah by a family friend who has known her for many years in the appraisal field. I went to her to design an engagement ring for my fiancé who had a very specific design in mind. Deborah worked through several iterations of the ring each time getting closer and closer to exactly what my fiancé wanted. The end result was a stunning ring that has extra special meaning since we were involved in the process. The final cost of the ring was very reasonable especially given all the work involved. Deborah also performed an appraisal that was very comprehensive and fair. Anyone who is looking for a custom ring or can't seem to find exactly what they are looking for should see what she can do for you. Also she is the foremost expert in appraising jewelry and should feel confident in using her services.

Expertise / Items Examined: Engagement ring for my fiancé

avatarKirsten N. Forest Hills

Review starsOct 2020

Five Stars

Last month my sister & also her friend had recommended Deborah to me for an engagement ring appraisal. I scheduled an appointment and took the time to drive out to LI from Queens and it was 100% worth it. Deborah and her husband louis couldn't have been more welcoming. It was my first time meeting Deborah and I instantly was able to trust what she was saying. She is very knowledgable and knew exactly where my diamond had came from. It was passed along from my fiancé's mother who was living in Europe. She took the time to do a thorough and detailed appraisal. Thank you!!?

Expertise / Items Examined: Engagement ring.

avatarLuanne T. Queens

Review starsSep 2020

Perfection

I recently had a fantastic experience with The Jewelry Appraiser. I found this appraiser while doing a Google search and saw that they had all the credentials and experience I was looking for. I called the office and left a message and within hours Louie called me back, he was very professional and scheduled my appointment. When I arrived for my appointment the office was very neat and clean and I was greeted by Louie as if I was a member of his family. So refreshing! I was then asked to fill out paperwork which was just for appraisal purposes name, address, etc. I was then escorted in to meet the appraiser Deborah Villepigue. Deborah was so professional, courteous and had the neatness and personality one would hope for in someone with whom you are entrusting the appraisal of items of such personal value. Deborah explained the process to me up front and my diamond never left my site. She was so thorough and meticulous with my diamond even double-checking it at times. Her assessment of my loose diamond was so clear and precise the results exceeded my expectations. I would highly recommend Deborah and Louie for their straightforward professional and trustworthy appraisal experience

Expertise / Items Examined: Loose diamond

avatarClaudia. New York

Review starsSep 2020

The Absolute Best

My fiancé and I went to Deborah to have my engagement ring appraised. To say our experience was great would be an understatement. She took the time to get to know us as well as make it clear as to what her general process entails. My ring was examined, assessed, and the details were documented in the report she sent us. Deborah is an expert in her field and is truly one of a kind. Her honesty, humor, and professionalism are the traits that will have us returning for future appraisals!

Expertise / Items Examined: Diamond engagement ring.

avatarMM. Manhasset

Review starsJan 2020

So Glad I did It

I was hesitant on getting my engagement ring appraised but when I finally did it, I'm so glad I did. She was so down to earth and explained the whole process to us in normal terms so that we can understand what she saw. From explaining things clearly to showing us step by step of what she did with photos.

Expertise / Items Examined: Engagement ring and wedding band.

avatarEleftheria G. New York

Review starsJan 2020

What a Gem!

Nothing short of skilled, knowledgeable, professional, honest and accommodating - Debòrah and Louie did NOT disappoint. My fiancé and I were given an appointment on New Years Day ( apparently they do NOT stop working! ) where we sat with Debòrah while she explained the gem’s origin, how the value is determined , how to care for, clean and properly insure my new engagement ring. We left her office relieved to know the quality of the item (the jewelry world can be a deceitful place, you know) and relieved to know Deborah was able to take a forensic analysis of our item should any issue arise in the future. Her turnaround time of the report & attention we were given was also incredible considering the volume of work rightfully sent her way. You will not regret visiting this office for any appraisal needs.. and should you foolishly need to be convinced of Debòrah’s qualifications further than her stern and well-informed verbal introduction, just check for the heaps of certifications that might as well serve as her office’s wall paper.

Expertise / Items Examined: Engagement ring.

avatarMoe & Renata. Kendall Park

Review starsOct 2019

Fantastic

I am very happy we drove 2 hours to have my ring appraised by Deborah!! It was worth each minute being stuck in NY traffic. She is very professional but at the same time funny. I am highly recommending her and Louie !!!

Expertise / Items Valued: Crown of Light diamond ring.

avatarJordan Krassner. Miami

Review starsAug 2019

Deborah is the Best!

If you are looking for a jewelry appraiser that is honest, extremely skilled, caring, knowledgeable and overall an amazing person, you need look no further than Deborah Villepigue and her company The Jewelry Appraiser Inc. I had her appraise a ring that is a family heirloom. She took the time to thoroughly explain the history and nature of the diamond. She also educated me on all the aspects of diamonds in general. She takes the time to make each client feel special and she is excellent at answering any questions you may have. She did an excellent and detailed appraisal report on the ring. I trust her implicitly and any prospective client can rest assured that Deborah has their best interest in mind.

avatarDavid W. New York

Review starsAug 2019

A+ Jewelry Appraiser

My father was very generous to my mother, and over the 57 years of their marriage presented her with a few pieces of expensive jewelry. When my parents were both gone, I had the responsibility of assessing the value of this jewelry and liquidating the pieces. I had no experience and had no idea what to do. That’s when I found Deborah, the Jewelry Appraiser, and her able assistant and partner, Louis. Deborah delicately cleaned each piece and inspected it under a microscope. She was able to tell a little bit about the approximate age and history of each. This was followed by a more extensive and thorough written report and appraisal, which helped in liquidating the estate. After the estate matters were finished, my wife and I went back to Deborah for help in evaluating and selling a piece of jewelry that had been in my wife’s family for many years. On both occasions Deborah was supportive and encouraging. To her, jewelry is a passion and an art. She navigated us through a stressful process, and for that we are very thankful. I recommend Deborah without hesitation.

avatarM.Vidal. Little Neck

Review starsJul 2019

Amazing!

The jewelry industry can be so overwhelming and deceitful... but NOT with Deborah. Deborah is one-of-a-kind. Deborah appraised my engagement ring for me. She is trustworthy, knowledgeable and a beautiful person in general. She took her time to explain all the details of my engagement ring. I never felt rushed and I always felt welcomed. I will return to her for all of my jewelry needs and concerns. She is an absolute pleasure to work with.

avatarNostrings. New York

Review starsJul 2019

An Amazing Experience

I found Deborah Villepique online with exceptional rating and reviews. I feel so lucky and blessed to have found her. I brought in some antique jewelry as well as more modern pieces, all unique and meaningful to me, and Deborah took her time to clean, give a detailed description, take photos and then appraise each piece. We spent over three hours together and Deborah was kind enough to offer an extremely fair rate for her expertise. Deborah is passionate, knowledgable and as honest as they come. I was truly impressed and moved by her descriptions and at times surprised at the higher evaluations than what was expected. Deborah connects with her clients on a personal level and answers any questions or concerns that you may have. In fact, her motto is ‘I'm here for you’ and that is truly the case. She is now helping me out with recommending proper insurance companies to cover my jewelry. It felt like we were on a journey together and I walked out feeling elated and excited about the jewelry that I brought in. I highly recommend Deborah. You will be in the best of hands!

avatarLaura. Stamford

Review starsJune 2019

Excellent Experience

My husband and I went to Deborah to have my engagement ring appraised and had great experience. Deborah is extremely knowledgeable and we left her office feeling confident that we got a very accurate, detailed and fair appraisal. Deborah is very down to earth and easy to talk to which also helped make our experience with her so pleasant. She definitely seems to go above and beyond for her clients, I have had my ring for several years and am looking to have it reset, not only did she offer recommendations of good jewelers but she even offered to help oversee the process of redesigning my ring to make sure I get what I want and a quality product. Definitely recommending her to friends!

avatarPam Koskinas. Bayside

Review starsJun 2019

The Best

Deborah is absolutely amazing! I walked into her office and immediately felt such amazing vibes. She is so knowledgeable and she cared for my pieces as if they were her own. I had my engagement ring and my wedding band appraised. She was so informative and made sure I understood the process and everything she was doing. I have never had an appraisal done so therefore I had no idea what to expect. I walked out of there having learned so much, but more importantly with the confidence in knowing that I received the best service there is! Her professionalism is unmatched. What’s even better is that her lines of communications stay open even after your appraisal, because she wants to make sure that receive what you deserve. Now that, you cannot find anywhere!

avatarKevin DeN. Huntington

Review starsJun 2019

Incredibly Knowledgeable

We came to Deborah with a collection or various gemstones. She was able to identify and provide and appraisal for each. Her scope of knowledge and attention to detail is impressive.

avatarChris. Jackson Heights

Review starsJun 2019

16,000 Stars!

If I could give Debòrah a star for every dollar she helped me get back, she would receive 16,000 stars! An antique store recently sold me 3 ‘white jade’ sculptures. A friend suggested that I double check the value of the pieces so I decided to get them appraised. Debòrah broke the bad news to me regarding the fact that the pieces were not jade, but alabaster (which is a much cheaper, more worthless stone)! Thankfully, her kindness didn’t end there. She helped me and my family through the process of getting the money back from those con artists. I am so blessed to have met Debòrah and if I haven’t met her and received her appraisal and written report, I’d still believe that I had jade and my apartment would be plagued with bad energy that’s close to worthless! Debòrah is actually one of very few independent certified gemologist appraisers in the world so I knew that I could count on her to give me an accurate appraisal. I found Debòrah through he American Gem Society’s website after a friend recommended that I get the three sculptures appraised.

Debòrah and Louie (her manager) were a pleasure to work with and both of them are extremely friendly. The process of scheduling an appointment was as seamless as giving a quick call and within a week, they visited my apartment for an on-site appraisal. Debòrah has a mobile appraisal lab so she can do an appraisal literally anywhere and she did a thorough job examining my pieces and gave me a written report stating what I actually (and unfortunately) bought. After the bad news was broken to me, she worked with me personally and the merchant to get them to agree to provide a full refund of the alabaster. The return shipping process was a bit of a hassle, but in the end, I am getting my $16,000 back. I am so grateful to Debòrah for her expertise and kindness! If anyone out there has any jewelry or stone sculptures that you’re interested in purchasing, make sure that you get an appraisal before pulling the trigger. Even after you purchase, it doesn’t hurt (and it may be for your benefit!) to get an appraisal. Don’t get scammed like I did! In addition, if you don’t hire the best in the industry, you might end up losing...a lot without even knowing. Overall, I would highly recommend Debòrah’s appraisals. She went above and beyond and I’ll definitely reach out to her for future appraisals! Thank you again for helping me and my family!

avatarBrian Anderson. Floral Park

Review starsJun 2019

God’s Work

I recently purchased diamonds for an engagement. Deborah Villepigue, appraised my diamonds and went above and beyond to make an engagement ring my girl would love! Seeing the look on my fiancé’s face when she saw the ring and said yes, I knew I could not have went to a better place. Deborah was very welcoming from the beginning and had an abundant amount of knowledge with any questions I had. I would highly recommend going to her and will be going back myself with future purchases.

avatarEmily K. Bayville

Review starsMay 2019

Definitely Recommend!

I was recently gifted a bracelet and wanted to find out more about it. I made a last minute appointment with Deborah and I’m so glad I did! Although I knew nothing about the appraisal process Deborah walked us through the entire process and thoroughly explained every step she took while testing my bracelet. Deborah was extremely knowledgable and I am so happy to have found an expert in this field so close to home! She was amazing and I would definitely recommend her!

avatarJoe. Elmont

Review starsMay 2019

Amazing

I went to Deborah to get a ring appraised for my wife. She was nothing short of amazing. She was extremely knowledgeable and detailed. She did everything right in front of me and gave me a verbal appraisal right on the spot with a written appraisal sent shortly afterward. I would highly recommend her.

avatarYLFlushing

Review starsMay 2019

Professional Service

I bought a ring and needed appraisal, I found Deborah. She is a very professional appraiser and has good customer service. She is very knowledgeable and provides great detail in her appraisals. She is very helpful for the whole process. Highly recommend her !

avatarP & H Gernold. Bronx

Review starsMay 2019

Extraordinary Knowledge and Willingness to Teach and Help

My husband and I recently went to see Debòrah at The Jewelry Appraiser and requested to have my diamond ring appraised. She was so patient and knowledgeable, going through each aspect of the ring, it’s characteristics, subtle nuances, educating us on quality, and displaying an overall peaceful ambiance. When I first found her online, I knew the level of education was unsurpassed but her personality is what makes the experience worth while. I knew we had to see her to appraise my piece and offer any advice on future purchases. If you don’t see Debòrah, then you are at risk to be taken advantage of. She is a blessing and we will never take our jewelry elsewhere.

avatarAshley L. Farmingdale

Review starsApril 2019

Best Experience!

?My fiancé and I went to The Jewelry Appraiser to get my engagement ring appraised for insurance. From the minute we walked in, we felt at home. Louie greeted us and made us feel so comfortable! When we met with Deborah, she was so knowledgeable and through. She even knew where my diamond came from and how it got here!! I was amazed at her talent. Deborah gave me her honest opinion and advice about how to insure my ring as well. I am very happy with my experience and recommend anyone that needs jewelry appraised to go to The Jewelry Appraiser!

avatarSH. New Hyde Park

Review starsApr 2019

Earrings

Loved this lady. She could not be any more caring or honest. She tells it like it is, good or bad. She is very patient if you need explaining along the appraisal process.

avatarLuisiana G. Long Island

Review starsApr 2019

Engagement Ring Appraisal

Deborah and Louie are amazing... one of a kind! From the minute I called to make an appointment I realized I had chosen the right appraiser. When we arrived to the office, we were delighted to see how welcoming Louie was and how knowledgable Deborah was. My fiancee and I just got engaged and I had been a little nervous about how to go about cleaning/caring, etc. Deborah took her time explaining in detail what I had in my hands and how to care for it, which means a lot to me. Not only did she show me how to care for it, but she explained the why’s and how’s so that I know what I have in my hands. The best part is that I got my report within 4 days.

avatarB Goldman, MD. Old Brookville

Review starsApr 2019

Amazing Qualified Appraiser

I have had jewelry evaluated by various appraisers in the past. I learned that many appraisals are less than accurate, mostly for reasons of personal gain, some overestimating values while others grossly underestimate. Many appraisers have jewelry stores where they lure their appraisal clients to believe they are getting special values and savings. So I made sure to do my research to find an appraiser when I bought my wife some jewels from an online auction site. I needed to know if what I bought was genuine and if I got a good deal or not. That’s how I found Deborah Villepigue. Deborah is the only independant certified gemologist appraiser in NY and she owns the only accredited gem laboratory in NY. Deborah appraises jewelry. That’s it. There are no secret agendas. Her prices are reasonable and fair. When I met Deborah she was friendly and professional. She assessed each and every one of my jewels in her lab right in front of me. Deborah explained what stones she was evaluating, including the quality, cut, and setting. She explained every diamond’s 4Cs. She gave me both retail and wholesale price estimates for every piece I had appraised. Deborah had no problem advising me that the Tiffany Amethyst earrings I bought were fake! Overall I found Deborah to be competent, qualified, and experienced to give fair jewelry appraisals. I would pursue her services in the future without hesitation.

avatarA Vomvolakis. Manhasset

Review starsApr 2019

Debòrah is a Gem

I had my diamond engagement ring appraised. I had lost my original ring and this one was an insurance replacement. I was nervous because the insurer had me working with specific jewelers, so after the ring was made I took it to Deborah for appraisal to make sure it was worth what was paid for it and also so I could obtain new insurance coverage. She literally looked at every stone on the ring and the setting itself. Before she even saw my GIA certificate she conducted her own examination of cut, clarity, carat etc. She ended up giving me an appraisal very close to what the jeweler offered and charged. She explained everything to me each step of the way and had me look at the ring through lenses and in ultraviolet light so that I understood what she was talking about. She is so personable also and knowledgeable.

avatarDean K. Bethpage

Review starsApr 2019

Absolutely Amazing

So I went to Debòrah to get my fiance’s engagement ring appraised for insurance purposes. I didn’t research much about her. Her office is amazing, and they are all very friendly and welcoming. Our first encounter made me extremely nervous. She is a stern honest woman and explained her background and knowledge to me when it came to jewelry. I was not only impressed but nervous because i wasn’t sure what I was going to hear. Thankfully I made a great purchase, but her complete honesty is what I wanted to hear. She gave such a thorough review right in front of me and explained everything so I understood exactly what I had. Once we got to talking and knowing each other a little better, she offered so much more then just jewelry appraisals. We spoke about everything from jewelry, life problems, and much more. I now consider her a friend as well because she was so helpful with everything. Definitely go to her for your jewelry assessment. Oh, and her soap makes the diamonds sparkle like you’ve never seen before!

avatarTaichiqueen. New York

Review starsApr 2019

Extraordinary Customer Service

Just back from Abu Dhabi and Dubai with an exquisite 30 inch 21k gold necklace. Ms. Deborah Villepigue appraised the necklace at almost twice what I paid for it. Please know/note that in Abu Dhabi and Dubai the gold market is carefully monitored by the government and in many cases the buyer pays by the weight with only a small or no manufacturing fee! Weeeeee! But, Ms. Villepigue explained the intricacies and time involved in making it ... as well as the specialness of the style of the set of small chains linking each section. The complexity of defining and cutting each small circle. And even more so - the skill to create each circle exactly the same size! She also showed me how to, at whim, shorten the length - clean it, she noticed the finger prints. And in the future ways I might wish to alter the texture of the circles... This is the second time I have used the services of Ms. Villepigue, who travels internationally as well as being a respected appraiser and collector of Native American artifacts and jewelry - she also appraised the Tag Heuer watch I received as a gift last year - the one with the 64 diamonds surrounding the crown. Ms. Villepigue has a full lab tastefully integrated into her large office, so I was able to watch, at every stage, as she examined, photographed and took note of the things that the insurance company would want. Finally, let me say that she is extremely professional and has a delightful personality and keen intellect. It was a pleasure. She is extraordinarily nice. The appraisal was 10 pages - a thorough description of every aspect of the jewelry. I would, and have already recommended her with absolutely no hesitation.

avatarJosh Howard. New York

Review starsMar 2019

Superb in Every Sense

Deborah met with my mother and I on a Friday afternoon and I was immediately blown away by the experience. She introduced herself, sat down, didn’t even look at the GIA reports and was able to precisely detail out everything with perfect accuracy of the engagement ring I handed to her which matched perfectly with the GIA report that was in my hand. She was extremely knowledgeable and professional. Its clear she has years of experience and is an unbelievable resource in this space.

avatarDiamond Ring. Queens

Review starsMar 2019

Great Customer Service

You are all GOOD. Will definitely recommend to people!

avatarStephanie K. Garden City Park

Review starsMar 2019

Simply Amazing And Highly Recommend

A friend recommended The Jewelry Appraiser and I’m so happy that they did. Before I meet Deborah I thought a jewelry appraisal was a description of the jewelry, the valued price of the jewelry along with the signature of the appraiser, all on a single piece of paper. I thought this because that is how my jewelry had been appraised in the past. Not only is Deborah an extremely knowledgeable Appraiser, she’s a Certified Gemologist Appraiser. It’s was very interesting watching Deborah review, analyze and document each piece of jewelry that I brought her. She takes her time and has state-of-the-art gemological instruments right in her office and the jewelry never left my sight. Each Appraisal I received was a multi-page report containing multiple photos of the item being appraised, the condition of the item, a Diamond Grading Report, detail gem attributes along with the metal attributes. I highly recommend The Jewelry Appraiser.

avatarBrieann S. Massapequa

Review starsMar 2019

Amazing

Came here to get my engagement ring appraised and there was a side of stones that weren’ set just right. Debòrah offered to fix it before appraising it and it could not look better! Afterwards she did my appraisal and was very honest. Luckily the jeweler who made my ring knew diamonds so we received a very good appraisal and she referred us to a great insurance company. Also she has jewelry cleaner that is her own brand and my ring has never been so clean I got bottles for all of my friends.

avatarM. Morris. Williston Park

Review starsMar 2019

An Amazing Experience

I had an engagement ring appraised for my proposal. Deborah was as helpful as can be and she helped me step by step as someone who is uneducated in the field of jewelry. She was patient with me to explain everything that was being done and how the appraisal was being conducted. I would recommend her services to anyone that needs an appraisal.

avatarCassandra. Floral Park

Review starsMar 2019

A Great Experience

My husband and I went to see Deborah a few weeks ago and as soon as we sat down, she made us feel so comfortable as if we have known her for years. She is so talented and amazing at what she does. She new where my diamond came from even before she looked at the GIA report (that was very impressive)!! The appraisal process was new to us and she explained every part of it step by step and made sure we understood all of the details. Deborah is so passionate, honest and extremely knowledgeable in her field. She is such a joy and pleasure to work with. Deborah has a wonderful personality. She's funny and charismatic and and will definitely recommend her to all of my family and friends.

avatarJacklen Segrete. North Belmore

Review starsMar 2019

Amazing

My husband and I went to see Deborah a few weeks ago and as soon as we sat down, she made us feel so comfortable as if we have known her for years. She is so talented and amazing at what she does. She new where my diamond came from even before she looked at the GIA report (that was very impressive)!! The appraisal process was new to us and she explained every part of it step by step and made sure we understood all of the details. Deborah is so passionate, honest and extremely knowledgeable in her field. She is such a joy and pleasure to work with. Deborah has a wonderful personality. She's funny and charismatic and I give her 5 stars and will definitely recommend her to all of my family and friends.

avatarRonnie. Manhassat

Review starsMar 2019

Simply Amazing

This was my only jewelry appraisal and I was not sure what to expect but I cannot say enough how truly professional Deborah was and how she walked us through every step of the way explaining every little detail about our diamond. 5 stars isn’t enough to rate her expertise.

avatarSonia. Rockaway Park

Review starsMar 2019

Deborah Jewelry Appraiser

I can’t express in words how much I found Deborah, who is the jewelry appraiser, to be so professional and honest but the sweetest person I’ve met. She handled my jewelry piece by piece explaining to me everything she was doing and perfectly separated the more expensive down to the least expensive in perfect units. She took my box of mess and turned it into dollars. When I went to her I truly thought I would be wasting her time but she sure proved me wrong. My box of mess was actually a little pot of gold! I recommend her to the highest extent. I know she will not disappoint... thank you Deborah for all your help. All the costume jewelry I was so positive was worthless and gold pieces she specifically let me know we’re there and silver. This money that I will get for these pieces will go to my dearest friend who is in assistant living suffering Parkinson’s. Deborah thank you again for all the good you do! This was a huge help to me.

avatarJohn F. Bethpage

Review starsMar 2019

Overall 10/10 Experience

Deborah was a joy to work with. As soon as I sat down in her office I knew I had made the right decision by coming to her. The appraisal process was new to me and she explained every part of it step by step and made sure I understood all of the details. She was super passionate and knowledgable in her field. I would absolutely recommend her to my friends and family.

avatarJ Ribando. New Hyde Park

Review starsMar 2019

Diamond Stud Earrings

I recently purchased diamond stud earrings for my wife and wanted to get them appraised. I found Deborah online and based on her resume and experience I went with her. Getting an appointment was quick and easy. Upon meeting Deborah she went over the process with me and then took her time as she appraised the diamonds in front of me. She explained what she was doing throughout the process. She is very detailed in her evaluation and really took her time during my visit. The entire process took around 40 minutes. She told me the appraised amount and within 2 weeks sent me my detailed report. She also showed me how to clean the earrings and did so for me too. I thought the process was great and I am very happy with the appraisal.

avatarS Munz. Oakland Gardens

Review starsFeb 2019

An Expert With a Big Heart!

Our experience with Deborah was nothing short of amazing. The care, concern, expert knowledge and kindness she displayed was above and beyond. Notably, her passion for jewelry and what she does stood out among all traits. She is the consummate professional. I would highly recommend this establishment and Deborah without reservation.

avatarChar. New York

Review starsFeb 2019

Spectacular

Deborah Villepigue is a Godsend! I needed to get my ring appraised and was searching for nearly two years for the right person. Everyone that I came across when trying to sell my ring had horrible reviews or tried to lowball me on it’s actual value. I was so tired and worn down thinking that I would not be able to find someone trustworthy enough to appraise my ring so I can sell it. But then, I came across Deborah online.

All of her reviews are amazing and it seemed like she was too good to be true. After reading Deborah’s website, I found out that she is one of the very few people in the WORLD with her accreditations and I set up an appointment with her right away. I saw firsthand that she truly is the real deal! Not only that, Deborah is a beautiful soul and an amazing person. I am so glad that I found her. Deborah was very thorough and taught me a lot while in my appointment about jewelry care, maintenance, diamonds, and gold. This is something that none of the other jewelers and appraisers ever took the time to do. Deborah is honest and you can see why she has all of the amazing reviews that she has now. I recommend anyone who wants a trustworthy, world-renown, and highly credentialed appraiser to Deborah Villepigue. You will not be disappointed!

avatarR Wilkinson. St. Albans

Review starsJan 2019

Simply The Best

The Jewelry Appraiser, Inc are the best. I recently got engaged and purchased my fiance’s engagement ring. I’ve never had to make a purchase like this before so I was beyond nervous about making the right choice but went ahead and got the ring. I knew I had to get it appraised to get insurance on it, so the search began and I found Deborah. She was more than welcoming. She made me feel comfortable and secure with my purchase, especially when she told me I did a great job of selecting the ring. I was very pleased with the appraisal value as well as the fact to know that if I had gotten screwed with the ring, she was gonna go to bat for me to ensure that I got what I paid for. She is the best when it comes to jewelry evaluation. If you ever need jewelry appraised once purchased go see Deborah at The Jewelry Appraiser.

avatarCtirado. Massapequq

Review starsJan 2019

The Best

Deborah was honestly the best. She was so down to earth. From when we walked in she made us feel comfortable, she explained everything. She goes out of her way to make sure your jewelry is 100% the best it could be - She won’t let it be any less. She’s so passionate about her work. Super great lady! We would absolutely would recommend to friends/family!

avatarMel W. Queens

Review starsFeb 2019

Amazing and Knowledgeable

Deborah was amazing to work with. The minute we sat down she explained the appraisal process, which was nice because we were not familiar with it. Each step of the way, she would detail what she was doing and make sure to ask if we had any questions. She made it a very comfortable, seamless and inviting experience. Deborah has so much knowledge, just being able to speak with her we learned a lot of facts about the diamond industry and diamond grading system. She was very open and thorough with sharing her advice and we learned a lot. She even pointed out characteristics of our ring that we didn’t know about, which was really special to learn about. The entire experience was like talking to a very friendly expert. Her persona really eased our worries and made the appraisal a positive one. Thank you Deborah and her husband Louie (who was very responsive when we set up our appointment, checked in during the appraisal, and provided overall excellent support) for a wonderful appraisal experience!

avatarCarol & Henry. Cambria Heights

Review starsFeb 2019

Best Ever Selected

We selected The Jewelry Appraiser after very favorable individual and TV reviews. Our initial visit was impressive. Deb was informative, knowledgeable, and most of all, not pushy. She made us feel comfortable and certain that we had made the right choice. We have returned to her several times and have not been disappointed. She is the epitome of professionalism.

avatarMichelle. Franklin Square

Review starsJan 2019

Professional and Knowledgeable

Deborah and Louis are amazing. I recently had my ring appraised and I accompanied my daughter for her appraisal. I was very pleased with the knowledge that Deborah has in the area of gemology, her passion for this subject is apparent and impressive! Deborah has a high level of expertise and professionalism, and her kind heart made for a great experience. Thank you!

avatarCatherine M. Searingtown

Review starsJan 2019

Amazing and Informative

I was very surprised at the amount of information I received and the time that Deborah put into my bracelet and my single round diamond. I would put all my faith in her and recommend her to anyone who needs an appraisal.

avatarFrank & Jillian. Astoria

Review starsJan 2019

An Amazing Experience

Deborah was informative, thorough, passionate and funny. Her experience truly shines when talking and working with your jewelry. It’s incredible knowing that I have someone like Deborah to work with for as long as possible. I will be going to her for all appraisals and help when buying more. Thank you!

avatarMaria R. Valley Stream

Review starsJan 2019

Beautiful Lady, So Kind

This it’s my first appraisal, and I’m very happy to be in the right place, she is an excellent women and her experience make us very impressed, thank you! See you soon!

avatarN Ramos. Freeport

Review starsJan 2019

The Easiest Decision to Make

I had an appraisal done by Deborah yesterday and I have nothing but great things to say about our visit to the Jewelry Appraiser Inc. Upon entering, Deborah and Lou were very welcoming and helpful with the introductory paperwork. At the start of the appraisal session, I was very relieved to see how very professional and knowledgeable Deborah was with the item I had brought in. From the start Deborah was very clear about her services and how she would be able to guide me through the process of making my item into valuable material. Seeing how enthusiastic Deborah was throughout the process of appraising my item eased my nerves and made me confident that I was working with the right professional. I am excited to be working with Deborah over the next couple of months.

avatarVincent G. Bayside

Review starsJul 2018

Knowledgeable and Courteous

Working with Deborah was such a positive experience. She provided explicit and thorough information regarding our jewelry and explained many tips on how to care for it. Deborah took the time to work with us, showed concern and care for both my husband and I, and answered all the questions we had. She is professional, courteous and kind. I will absolutely be returning in the future for all my jewelry appraisals. Thank you so much!