By luck of google, I found Sherlene and she is so so great and amazing at what she does. She does a full report on the stone as well as does a background check on the GIA report, and that was my main concern that I wanted her to address.
Another thing that I found interesting is that on the website, there was a background check certification badge! And I thought that was really cool considering most other places I researched didn’t have that.
I would definitely recommend her to people as well as bring other pieces in to get appraised. She knows her stuff and will definitely educate you while she works.
We used Yantz Bradbury for an insurance appraisal when we changed carriers, as well as to add more recently acquired pieces to our policy. When I told Sherlene how many pieces we had and she booked 3 hours for the appointment I was surprised, but she is so thorough that she used every minute. In addition to receiving great service and advice, we got a real education. I certainly recommend using Yantz Bradbury.
I have used them twice. Aras Jewelers uses them and recommended them to me. I was very satisfied with Sharlene’s detailed report and she answered my questions patiently, as well. I would certainly recommend this company to anyone needing an appraisal.
Great experience working with Sharlene. I’m the executor of my late mother’s estate and am very committed to ensuring fairness in how items of value are distributed between my siblings and me. I left a message for Sharlene, and even though she was on business travel, she responded quickly & an appointment was promptly set. I brought 5 items & rather than proceed with & charge me for all five, she was very honest with me that two of them did not really warrant a full appraisal & instead gave me ballpark values on them. On the three rings that Sharlene did appraise, her attention to detail was fantastic. The reports she provided gave significant detail on all stones, photos through a microscope & info that I would never have thought to ask. When my siblings & I divided the jewelry, I had them review the reports. They too, were quite impressed! Should I have pieces to appraise in the future, I’m returning to Sharlene for sure.
I took several pieces of my Mother’s jewelry in for estate appraisal and I enjoyed every minute! Sharlene taught me how to tell the difference between real pearls and fakes. I even went home and taught my husband! She looked at the jewelry and quickly helped me decide the pieces that should be appraised and those that should were just not valuable enough to worry about. She’s ethical and kind and extremely knowledgeable! I highly recommend her!
I had several pieces of jewelry from my mom that I wanted appraised including a couple of diamond rings. Sharlene answered all my questions before our appointment and during our appointment took her time in evaluating lots of pieces, including several pieces that she told my husband were not good enough quality to waste our money having them appraised. I really appreciated her honesty as she could have charged us for each piece, as I had no idea what, if any, of my moms jewelry was high quality. Sharlene did a very thorough appraisal on my mom’s finer pieces of jewelry and gave us two official copies of her appraisal for insurance purposes. I highly recommend using Yantz Bradbury Associates as they are professional, courteous and honest.
For some time, I had been meaning to have my jewelry appraised so that I could have it properly insured . I finally reached out to Sherlene, and I’m so glad that I did. Sherlene provides expert service and she’s extremely knowledgeable (and has completed a background check). I felt that I was in good hands. Sherlene answered all the questions that I had and she was very thorough. I highly recommend Yantz Bradbury to anyone in need of appraisal services.
I cannot say enough wonderful things about Sherlene of Yantz Bradbury Associates. I had many pieces to get appraised for insurance purposes and she spent all day working on the project. She is an absolute expert in her field with so much experience and knowledge. She shared many interesting facts about the jewelry, it’s origin, the types of stones etc. I have already recommended her to so many people in the area. I will also contact her again for all future appraisals and gem and jewelry questions in general. She is fantastic!
Sherlene came out to my house and worked with me to evaluate the pieces I had. She brought all the needed equipment to research, test, clean, and evaluate the jewelry for the appraisal documents. She was very nice to work with and provided excellent service. I will use her services again for certain.
We used Yantz Bradbury associates for jewelry appraisal for estate taxes purposes after a death in the family. The entire time, Sherlene kept me informed. I felt safe knowing that she treated my family possessions as her own. She was very knowledgeable and was in communication with me throughout the process. I cannot recommend Yantz-Bradbury Associates enough. In fact, we plan on bringing multiple pieces to her in the near future for insurance appraisal purposes. They are fair, honest, and the report that returned was very detailed. All of my questions were answered. Thank you Yantz-Bradbury.
Thanks to the other Yelp reviewers for their positive reviews, as I wouldn’t have found Sherlene otherwise. My usual appraiser moved above Baltimore and it was just too far to drive. I was extremely impressed with her professionalism and the quality of her work. Her appraisal certifications were very important to me. In addition to the formal appraisal, Sherlene was also very helpful in advising me on selling some jewelry as well as local business recommendations for jewelry repair. If I could give her six stars I would.
Trust is an important characteristic for jewelry appraisers and felt very comfortable with the appraisal I received from Sherlene Bradbury. I had several jewelry items from an estate which needed an appraisal for the benefactors. Sherlene professionally graded the items and advised on the disposition. Throughout the process I felt Sherlene was trustworthy and had the best interest of the estate in mind. I highly recommend Sherlene.
I was referred to Sherlene by my jewelrer, Dominion Jewelrers in Falls Church, to get some family jewelry appraised. I was very impressed with the thoroughness with which Sherlene worked, how she took the time to describe in detail each piece of jewelry, and at times, explaining important information about the piece or about the process. She is extremely knowledgeable about her business and I will go back to her with more items in the future. I recommend Sherlene as highly as I am able, and guarantee complete satisfaction with her services and demeanor. Her rate was extremely reasonable and I came away from the experience completely satisfied and happy. Again, if you need an heirloom or piece of jewelry appraised, Sherlene is the person to go to.
Extremely impressed with the professionalism of this business. My wife’s wedding ring was appraised for insurance purposes and we were impressed that not only were we provided a detailed appraisal report which included several photo’s, but we also rec’d a detailed explanation of the appraisal process. Thank you so very much. Mr. and Mrs. Tom Johnson, Derwood, Md.