Services Offered

Contact KC Appraisals for these Services:

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
Education on a variety of Gems and Jewellery related topics for Retail (employees)
Consultant for special events-Retail and public
Talks given to General Interest Groups
Tutoring available for Gemmology Exams

What is in a Jewellery Appraisal


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.

Presentations for Education, Businesses and Groups

Good product knowledge is an essential part of business, so if you are looking to train new staff, enhance existing knowledge, refresh skills or simply provide your employees with the confidence to better understand the gemstones they are handling, look no further than our KC Appraisals education services. We are committed to helping you find the right solution for your business training needs.
For more information about tailored courses please contact Karen Howard , owner of KC Appraisals to discuss your requirements.

Private tutoring:
If you would like one-to-one or smaller group education covering a general or specific area of gemmology or diamond, private tutoring is the service for you.


Presentations have been received by students studying Gemmology and Appraising at George Brown College, The Canadian Gemmological Association and students doing their Master Valuer Workshops.
Rotary Clubs, Networking and Social Organizations as well as School children have also had Karen present a variety of topics for their interest. Topics have been as diverse as study of rocks and minerals to how to network, sell gems and jewellery and miconceptions around jewellery appraising.
Contact Karen Howard to arrange a presentation for your group.

KC Appraisals offers tailor-made education based around your requirements; for example, should you need to brush up on your staff’s skills of coloured stone grading or diamond grading, or simply want to educate your staff about clarity enhancement of emeralds, this is for you.

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

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Karen has been working with us for over 12 years.
She is very professional, very highly educated and keeps up with what is current with appraising and gemmology. Karen is excellent with customers, making them feel comfortable while appraising their jewellery. Karen is very trustworthy and I highly recommend her for any jewellery appraising.

Lisa Koebel, Silveri Jewellers

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