I recently had to travel to Arizona to dispose of my parents’ estate. They had quite a bit of jewelry and when I asked my lawyer for the name of a reliable appraiser, he recommended Robert Connelly. My time in Phoenix was limited, but Robert was very accommodating and understood the need for a timely appraisal. He came to their apartment and looked at their antique jewelry, European jewelry, and what I thought was costume jewelry. (Surprisingly, some of what seemed to me to be pretty worthless turned out to be 18k gold!) He took the time to explain what pieces were damaged and whether some costly repairs would actually be worthwhile. He was extremely knowledgeable and very professional throughout the entire process, and I am so glad he was recommended. Overall, it was a very interesting learning experience for me, and once I knew what I was working with, the resulting dispositions went very smoothly.
Robert Connelly GG (GIA), GD, AGA, NAJA, ISA AM has examined and appraised several thousands of pieces of exquisite jewelry the world over since beginning his exploration of the jewelry industry in 1989 as an international wholesale buyer and seller in Brazil and United States. A Graduate Gemologist finishing with at the top of his class with a 97% rating from the Gemological Institute of America in Carlsbad, CA, he established AZ JEWELRY APPRAISERS in 2013 to serve a complete array of appraisal needs within the Phoenix, Tucson and Flagstaff areas following an educational global odyssey in gemology.