Kimberly DiFrango has been in the retail jewelry business since 1986, working for two family owned jewelry stores in South Central Ohio. In 2005, Kimberly decided it was time to branch off on her own to concentrate her efforts on her two passions - jewelry appraising and custom design.
Kimberly DiFrango is a Graduate Gemologist of the Gemological Institute of America. Since 1986, she has been actively engaged in the appraisal of fine jewelry and gemstones for the purpose of obtaining insurance coverage as well as estates and divorce settlements. Most appraisals can be done the same day, while you wait. Please call for an appointment.
Throughout her years in the retail jewelry industry, Kimberly has used her creative talents to design jewelry for her customers with a very personalized touch. As an award winning designer, attention to detail, functionality and style all play a part in the final outcome. If you have a piece of jewelry that you no longer wear, whether it is a piece you purchased long ago or one you have inherited, consider having it recreated into a beautiful piece of jewelry that fits your lifestyle.
Kimberly DiFrango has been in the retail jewelry business since 1986, working for two family owned jewelry stores in South Central Ohio. In 2005, Kimberly decided it was time to branch off on her own to concentrate her efforts on her two passions - jewelry appraising and custom design. Her office is located in downtown Historic Chillicothe, Ohio in the beautiful Foulke Block building (built in 1896) on the 2nd floor. Customers are encouraged to sit back and relax in our lounge while their jewelry is appraised WHILE THEY WAIT.
Most people are unaware of the importance of having their jewelry appraised until they have suffered a loss. Unless you have your jewelry appraised, by a qualified gemologist, and scheduled separately on your homeowner’s insurance policy, chances are you are not going to have the coverage you need in the event of a loss or theft.
All appraisals done at our office start with a careful examination of the jewelry to inspect for any damage or needed repair. Next, all pieces are thoroughly cleaned and then digitally photographed for future documentation. Using state of the art equipment, your jewelry is then weighed, measured, evaluated using the G.I.A. grading scale and then assigned a current retail replacement value.
Other types of appraisals issued include those used for Estate purposes as well as domestic matters. These types of appraisal differ in that a “fair market value” is assigned to the items, rather than retail replacement value. Most appraisals can be done while you wait. Please call to schedule an appointment or to discuss any questions you might have regarding jewelry appraisals.
There’s something special about knowing that you own a one of a kind item. This is especially true when it comes to something as precious as jewelry.
Did you inherit a piece of jewelry that doesn’t reflect your style? Perhaps you purchased an item of jewelry several years ago and look at it today asking yourself “What was I thinking?” Did you receive the most beautiful engagement ring in the world, but cannot find the perfect wedding ring to match? Custom design jewelry is the solution.
When you come to our office for ideas and designs, we first try to get to know more about you. By asking the right questions, we are able to reflect your individual style. With our state of the art Gem Vision computer system, our Award Winning designer can put your ideas onto an electronic canvas where you can actually see them. And if you have no idea what you’re looking for, we can help you there too. With creative minds, anything is possible. It’s not uncommon for us to come up with a dozen different designs for you to select the perfect design for you.
Whether it’s a ring, a bracelet, a necklace or even a hair barrette, we can create it. Please call to schedule an appointment for your personal design session.
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