Services for Individuals

Contact KC Appraisals for these Services offered to the Individual Client

Appraisals for Insurance, Probate, Divorce
Post loss Assessment
Sorting of Estate Jewellery
Same day Jewellery Service may be available upon request

Consulting services- available before your purchase of Jewellery

Talks given to General Interest Groups
Tutoring available for Gemmology Exams

Sorting of Estate jewellery for Probate


KC Appraisals areas of knowledge includes pearls, diamonds, coloured gemstone, antique, vintage jewellery and costume jewellery. This enables us to give a comprehensive Jewellery appraisal .    As the first Canadian voted into The Association of Independent Jewellery Valuers, Karen has contact with other appraisers around the world, enabling research more extensive than other Jewellery Appraisers.

 Comment from a client: 
Karen Howard is gold and a pleasure to do business with. Her expertise and experience is very impressive and she's trusted by big jewellery stores to handle all their appraisals. You can't beat the affordable cost for her services. A winner!

Darrell Turnock -2016

Talks and Presentations

Karen Howard FCGmA, RMV, CAP(CJA), AIJV, owner of KC Appraisals, enjoys talking about the Jewellery Industry. Over the years she has put together Presentations with titles such as:
Valuing Period Jewellery,
The Story of the Ring,
Art Deco ,
Gemstones and their Folklore.

Karen has also delivered Jewellery Appraising and Gem Information presentation to Rotary Clubs, Networking Clubs and Gem and Mineral Clubs. Karen has also been pleased to have been asked to give presentations to local Grade 4 and 5 pupils as they study rocks and minerals.

Karen provides private tutoring for students studying for their gemmology exams.

Sharing knowledge and educating is an integral part of Karen Howard, owner of KC Appraisals. Talking to people about gems and jewellery has been a large joyful part of her journey in the field of gemmology and appraising.