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Manon C.
Manon C.
Manhattan, NY
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My fiancé and I are SO happy to have found Deborah and had such a positive experience with her--we've been recommending that everyone we know see her to appraise their jewelry! Deborah is a true expert in her field and made us feel so comfortable throughout the process. She explained every step so that we could follow along, and she was able to piece together some really fascinating history about my antique ring based on evidence found in the diamond and setting. It was honestly quite a moving experience to hear about this history, and Deborah made something that was already so special to us even dearer to our hearts!
Melissa M.
Melissa M.
Little Neck, NY
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I decided to go to Debòrah to find out more information about my engagement ring and weeding band, and I'm so glad I did! She was very down to earth and explained things to us in common terms while showing photos of her step by step process. Also has great recommendations to fix the rings.
Joel J.
Joel J.
Hicksville, NY
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I loved working with Deborah to appraise my fiance ring. She gave me a lot of peace of mind where I felt unsure about my ring. She was very honest and was so detailed in the report. She has a great location in long island and was very fast with the appraisal. She also gave me good advice on the Jewelery insurance process and cleaned my ring before the proposal and it was sparkling clean when I proposed. I would highly recommend to everyone to go here. Thank you for everything.
 Roula G.
Roula G.
Queens, Queens, NY
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Nothing short of skilled, knowledgeable, professional, honest and accommodating-- Debòrah and Louie did NOT disappoint. My fiancé and I were given an appointment on New Years Day ( apparently they do NOT stop working! ) where we sat with Debòrah while she explained the gem's origin, how the value is determined , how to care for, clean and properly insure my new engagement ring. We left her office relieved to know the quality of the item (the jewelry world can be a deceitful place, you know) and relieved to know Deborah was able to take a forensic analysis of our item should any issue arise in the future. Her turnaround time of the report & attention we were given was also incredible considering the volume of work rightfully sent her way. You will not regret visiting this office for any appraisal needs.. and should you foolishly need to be convinced of Debòrah's qualifications further than her stern and well-informed verbal introduction , just check for the heaps of certifications that might as well serve as her office's wall paper.
Alex D.
Alex D.
GARDEN CITY P, NY
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Couldnt have been happier with our experience with Deborah. It was our first time getting an appraisal and she went the extra step with us and explained what was going to happen and to stop her at any point if we didnt understand something. She really did have an expansive knowledge of everything jewelry and had an answer for any question we had. She made sure everything was perfect with the ring and ensured us that if anything did happen to it she would be fighting for us.
William F.
William F.
Bellerose, NY
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My wife and I spent a long time researching jewelry appraisers and had no luck finding reputable appraisers who weren't scammers until I stumbled upon Deborah villepigue, she made us feel welcomed and helped us beyond belief, she took the time to educate us on our jewelry pieces. I appreciated the fact that she completely loves what she does and is highly dedicated to doing the very best for her clients. Writing about her is not enough because there are no words that can truly describe the wonderful experience we had. We felt safe and confident working with Deborah, the fact that Deborah can recognize all of my jewelry pieces anywhere in the world due to the forensic fingerprint they all have now and that she stands by her work available 24/7 is priceless. If you want honesty and safety and reliability then she is who you go see for all your jewelry needs.
Nicole F
Nicole F
Levittown, NY
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WE LOVE DEBÓRAH! My fiance and I vane here not knowing what to expect. But wow! So much information on my ring, so interesting ! We learned so much. Deborah was incredible, super friendly and efficient. She told us about her history where the ring came from, who created it and how it was meant to find me! I highly recommend her.
Peggy F
Peggy F
Plandome, NY
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I have been to Deborah on several occasions. She is beyond professional and knowledgeable. I would never trust anyone else with my valuables.
 Lauren A
Lauren A
Glen Cove, NY
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My sister had recommended me to Debòrah after she had her engagement ring appraised when she returned home from London. She raved about her attention to detail and how meticulous Deborah was when appraising her ring so I was very excited to meet with her to appraise my engagement ring as well! My visit with her exceeded every expectation I had as not only did she explain her appraisal process but she also gave me the history of where my diamond originated from. I was so fascinated by the experience from start to finish and Deborah extreme passion becomes so evident when speaking with her! I would highly recommend her services.
Michael C
Michael C
Palms, Los Angeles, CA
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Debórah and her husband were incredibly helpful throughout the appraisal and resizing process. Debórah is very knowledgeable and passionate about jewelry and informed me on all that I needed to know and more regarding the purchase of jewelry and insuring them as well. Highly recommend!
Jordan K
Jordan K
Aventura, FL
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If you are looking for a jewelry appraiser that is honest, extremely skilled, caring, knowledgeable and overall an amazing person, you need look no further than Deborah Villepigue and her company The Jewelry Appraiser Inc. I had her appraise a ring that is a family heirloom. She took the time to thoroughly explain the history and nature of the diamond. She also educated me on all the aspects of diamonds in general. She takes the time to make each client feel special and she is excellent at answering any questions you may have. She did an excellent and detailed appraisal report on the ring. I trust her implicitly and any prospective client can rest assured that Deborah has their best interest in mind. She is truly the "Wonder Woman" of the jewelry business!
Melissa G
Melissa G
Mineola, NY
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My fiancé and I just had my engagement ring appraised with Deborah on Saturday and let me tell you she was AMAZING!!! she explained every step of the process and was extremely knowledgeable this women knows her stuff, she gave us advise and insight about jewelry and jeweler's, Both her and her husband are down to earth and they make you feel like you've known them for years. If anyone needs a good appraiser who is knows her stuff and has your back definitely check her out!!! Oh and her organic jewelry cleaner is AMAZING my ring is still shining!!!!
Laura M
Laura M
Stamford, CT
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Can't say enough good things! My husband and I went to Deborah to have my engagement ring appraised and had great experience. Deborah is extremely knowledgeable and we left her office feeling confident that we got a very accurate, detailed and fair appraisal. Deborah is very down to earth and easy to talk to which also helped make our experience with her so pleasant. She definitely seems to go above and beyond for her clients, I have had my ring for several years and am looking to have it reset, not only did she offer recommendations of good jewelers but she even offered to help oversee the process of redesigning my ring to make sure I get what I want and a quality product. Definitely recommending her to friends!!
Brittany P
Brittany P
Plainview, NY
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Deborah is extremely knowledgeable and helpful. She made the entire appraisal process educational and enjoyable. I learned more about diamonds and stones in an hour than I ever thought I could. I would highly recommend Deborah to anyone in need of an appraisal.
Marlene G
Marlene G
Bayside, NY
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My father-in-law was very generous to my mother-in-law, and over the 57 years of their marriage presented her with a few pieces of expensive jewelry. When both parents were both gone, my husband had the responsibility of assessing the value of this jewelry and liquidating the pieces. We had no experience and had no idea what to do. That's when my husband found Deborah, the Jewelry Appraiser, and her able assistant and partner, Louis. Deborah delicately cleaned each piece, and inspected it under a microscope. She was able to tell a little bit about the approximate age and history of each. This was followed by a more extensive and thorough written report and appraisal, which helped in liquidating the estate. After the estate matters were finished, we went back to Deborah for help in evaluating and selling a piece of jewelry that had been in my family for many years. On both occasions Deborah was supportive and encouraging. To her, jewelry is a passion and an art. She navigated us through a stressful process, and for that we are very thankful. We recommend Deborah without hesitation
Charles N
Charles N
Rego Park, Queens, NY
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I created a yelp account just to review my experience with Deborah. I purchased an engagement ring from Blue Nile and needed to get it appraised for jewelry insurance. Before purchasing this ring, I did plenty of online research through random sites not knowing whether it's fact or fiction. When I ran it through Deborah, most of my online research were facts but she catches every little fiction. She taught me a couple of things: My band was made of platinum and apparently platinum is not longer as valuable as it once was. There is a myth that strong blue fluorescence are invaluable and that is untrue. Having some fluorescence is actually okay and just as beautiful. She also showed me how to clean the ring and warned me of commonly marketed cleaning solutions. Here is my recommendation, go to Deborah as soon as you purchase your engagement ring so you can appreciate all the hard work that comes with purchasing an engagement ring. Deborah is very professional, honesty and patient. I will definitely return in the future for any jewelry authentications.
Ashley B
Ashley B
New York, NY
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My fiancé and I went to Debòrah to have my engagement ring appraised. We had an amazing experience! Debòrah is not only knowledgeable and talented but made us feel welcomed from the second we walked in! She is extremely caring and thorough and took the time to explain everything we needed to know. She is an expert gemologist and it shows! Debòrah was able to tell me the history behind my diamond and helped us better understand the jewelry industry and gave us advice on how to insure it. I would highly recommend her to anyone who needs something appraised, big or small! We couldn't have had a more positive experience than we did with Debòrah.
Douglas K
Douglas K
Boynton Beach, FL
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Went to Deborah with my wife and son to get rings and a stone that was bought online appraised. What a wonderful experience. Not only is Deborah one of the best appraisers in the country but extremely accommodating,professional, reasonable and fun.She was also able to recommend insurance agents and jewelry designers .She also does forensic work on jewelry for those that may need it.
Joy W W
Joy W W
Potomac, MD
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Just back from Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Ms. Deborah Villepigue appraised the necklace at almost twice what I paid for it. Please know/note that in Abu Dhabi and Dubai the gold market is carefully monitored by the government and in many cases the buyer pays by the weight with only a small or no manufacturing fee! Weeeeee! But, Ms. Villepigue explained the intricacies and time involved in making it .. as well as the specialness of the style of the set of small chains linking each section. The complexity of defining and cutting each small circle. And even more so -- the skill to create each circle exactly the same size! She also showed me how to, at whim, shorten the length - Clean it, she noticed the finger prints And in the future ways I might wish to alter the texture of the circles... This is the second time I have used the services of Ms. Villepigue, who travels internationally as well as being a respected appraiser and collector of Native American artifacts and jewelry - she also appraised the Tag Heuer watch I received as a gift last year - the one with the 64 diamonds surrounding the crown. Ms. Villepigue has a full lab tastefully integrated into her large office, so I was able to watch, at every stage, as she examined, photographed and took note of the things that the insurance company would want. Finally, let me say that she is extremely professional and has a delightful personality and keen intellect. It was a pleasure. The appraisal was 10 pages - a thorough description of every aspect of the jewelry. I would, and have already recommended her with absolutely no hesitation.
Anna V
Anna V
Manhasset, NY
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Deborah is fantastic! I never do reviews, but I just had to for this, because Deborah's service is exceptional. I had lost my engagement ring and made a claim through my insurance. The insurer had me working with a specific jeweler, so I was nervous that the replacement ring would not be as valuable as my old one. After it was made, I took the ring to Debòrah who examined every speck of it. She conducted the entire examination of the ring in front of me. It never left my sight. She walked me through everything she did and had me look at the ring through the lenses and under ultraviolet light so I could understand what she was talking about. She determined the cut, clarity, carat etc of every diamond before even looking at the GIA certificate. She ended up giving me an appraisal amount very close to what the jeweler had given me so I was pleased with the quality of the ring as well as Debòrah's services. She is also very personable and seems totally genuine and honest. I highly recommend her services for insurance coverage as well as just determining the actual value of any piece of jewelry.
Stephanie K
Stephanie K
Garden City Park, NY
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A friend recommended The Jewelry Appraiser and I'm so happy that they did. Before I meet Deborah I thought a jewelry appraisal was a description of the jewelry, the valued price of the jewelry along with the signature of the appraiser, all on a single piece of paper. I thought this because that is how my jewelry had been appraised in the past. Not only is Deborah an extremely knowledgeable Appraiser, she's a Certified Gemologist Appraiser. It's was very interesting watching Deborah review, analyze, and document each piece of jewelry that I brought her. She takes her time and has state-of-the-art gemological instruments right in her office and the jewelry never left my sight. Each Appraisal I received was a multi-page report containing multiple photos of the item being appraised, the condition of the item, a Diamond Grading Report, detail Gem Attributes along with the metal attributes. I highly recommend The Jewelry Appraiser.
Renuka A
Renuka A
Freeport, NY
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Deborah was so amazing!!!! She went through every piece and took her time to explain everything she was doing. I had her full attention the whole time. She gave me so much information about my pieces. I would never trust anyone else. She was easy to work with and very friendly. She was able to tell me things about my jewelry that I couldn't believe. It was an appraisal but also a history lesson too. I feel so much more confident wearing my pieces now that I have the right person keeping them safe. Thank you Deborah!
Brian C
Brian C
Great Neck, NY
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Excellent at her craft! Very professional and compassionate! Highly recommend Deborah to anyone looking for an efficient and accurate appraisal! She's the best!
Ryan C
Ryan C
Mineola, NY
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After proposing to my now fiancé, we had to have her engagement ring appraised. Deborah did an amazing job with this, not only educating my fiancé and I about the ring I had purchased but educating us on the proper up keep of a diamond ring. Deborah went above and beyond.
Cassandra K
Cassandra K
Floral Park, NY
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Deborah was an absolute pleasure to work with to get my engagement ring appraised. She is professional, intelligent and funny (which was an added bonus). She made the whole experience, which was totally new to my fiancé and I, comfortable. She walked us through the process. She stopped to answer questions and explained, in detail, anything we needed clarification on. She then provided us with a detailed write up about my ring. I definitely recommend her to those in need of an appraiser. I definitely recommend her to anyone go needs an appraiser!!
Jacklen S
Jacklen S
San Francisco, CA
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Deborah was AMAZING!!! I give her 5 stars. She is so passionate and extremely knowledgeable in her field. She is so honest and real. Deborah is patient and will answer all of your questions honestly. She knew where my diamond came from before ever looking at the GIA report (very impressive). The appraisal process was new to us and she explained every part of it step by step and made sure I understood all of the details. We will definitely recommend Deborah to all of our family and friends!!!
Zoe Z
Zoe Z
New York, NY
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Fabulous service and what an eye! Took the time to answer all of my questions and was extremely personable. Highly recommend!
Sonia G
Sonia G
Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY
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I must say I never had such a good experience with such a great person. I felt kind of skeptical on showing my jewelry to Deborah because I thought I would be wasting her time but she was so reassuring that no one ever knows what real treasures r hidden. She made me feel so warm and comfortable and she was so caring. But what really got me was how professional she approached everything. She was so caring with so much compassion, she just warmed my heart. She is truly a beautiful person. I highly recommend her. She sat for hours with me and separated everything from the highest value to the lowest value, she explained everything she was doing so it was easy to follow and understand. I never realized what my box of mess was worth until I went to her. Thank you Deborah for everything.
Evan B
Evan B
Queens, NY
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I brought in three of my grandmother's old rings to be appraised and Deborah did an amazing job! Thank you!
Robert W
Robert W
St. Albans, NY
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The Jewelry Appraiser are the best. I recently got engaged and purchased my fiance's engagement ring. I've never had to make a purchase like this before so I was beyond nervous about making the right choice but went ahead and got the ring. I knew I had to get it appraised to get insurance on it, so the search began and I found Deborah. She was more than welcoming. She made me feel comfortable and secure with my purchase. Especially when she told me I did a great job of selecting the ring. I was very pleased with the appraisal value as well as the fact to know that if I had gotten screwed with the ring, she was gonna go to bat for me to ensure that I got what I paid for. She is the best when it comes to jewelry. If you ever need jewelry appraised once purchased go see Deborah at The Jewelry Appraiser
John R
John R
New Hyde Park, NY
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I recently purchased diamond stud earrings for my wife and wanted to get them appraised. I found Deborah online and based on her resume and experience I went with her. Getting an appointment was quick and easy. Upon meeting Deborah she went over the process with me and then took her time as she appraised the diamonds. All in front of me. She explained what she was doing throughout the process. She is very detailed in her evaluation and really took her time during why visit. The entire process took around 40 minutes. She told me the appraised amount and within 2 weeks sent me my detailed report. She also showed me how to clean the earrings and did so for me too. I thought the process was great and I am very happy with the appraisal.
Char C
Char C
Ronkonkoma, NY
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Deborah Villepigue is a Godsend! I needed to get my ring appraised and was searching for nearly two years for the right person. Everyone that I came across when trying to sell my ring had horrible reviews or tried to lowball me on it's actual value. I was so tired and worn down thinking that I would not be able to find someone trustworthy enough to appraise my ring so I can sell it. But then, I came across Deborah online. All of her reviews are amazing and it seemed like she was too good to be true. After reading Deborah's website, I found out that she is one of the very few people in the WORLD with her accreditations and I set up an appointment with her right away. I saw firsthand that she truly is the real deal! Not only that, Deborah is a beautiful soul and an amazing person. I am so glad that I found her. Deborah was very thorough and taught me a lot while in my appointment about jewelry care, maintenance, diamonds, and gold. This is something that none of the other jewelers and appraisers ever took the time to do. Deborah is honest and you can see why she has all of the amazing reviews that she has now. I recommend anyone who wants a trustworthy, world-renown, and highly credentialed appraiser to Deborah Villepigue. You will not be disappointed!
Austin L
Austin L
Houston, TX
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I recently brought a handful of stones to get appraised by Deborah and had a wonderful experience. I knew very little about diamonds but Debòrah took the time to educate me and ultimately guide me to the right stone. I left feeling confident in knowing that I was making a good purchase. I'll definitely be back!
Joyce T
Joyce T
Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY
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It's not often in any business that you meet someone that is really their for you in time of need and that you can truly trust. Deborah Villepigue is one of those people .She had noticed three stones in my wife's wedding band that were pretty loose.We brought the ring to a local jeweler for repair. Of course he claimed it needed more than just tightening and would have to rebuild the complete setting. Against our better instincts we left the ring with him to be fixed. Over the next four weeks our fears became reality, with texts from the jeweler first indicating the ring was done, then two days later it changed to a diamond was cracked and needed to be replaced. After a heated phone conversation with the jeweler where he lied outright and hung up, we turned to Deborah Villepigue for advice.It was like Wonder-woman stepped in to the rescue. She immediately called the jeweler to inform him that she had recently appraised the ring and the diamonds were well documented to the extent he reversed course on his story and we picked up the ring that weekend. If you ever have jewelry that needs appraisal, a problem or question about your jewelry, I would I would highly recommend you give Deborah Villepigue a call. She's not only a down to earth person to work with, but has unbelievable knowledge in her field and the credentials to back it up.
Susan B M
Susan B M
OAKLAND GARDENS, NY
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Our experience with Deborah was nothing short of amazing. The care, concern, expert knowledge and kindness she displayed was above and beyond. Notably, her passion for jewelry and what she does stood out among all traits. She is a consummate professional. I would highly recommend this establishment and Deborah without reservation.
Erin G
Erin G
Franklin Square, NY
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I highly recommend The Jewelry Appraiser. Deb is super helpful and passionate about her job. She's always just a text or phone call away. She is completely down to earth. Deb and Lou are super professional and super caring.
Erik A
Erik A
ASTORIA, NY
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I highly recommend The Jewelry Appraiser for any appraisal and/or jewelry needs. Debórah is incredibly knowledgeable, passionate, and one of the best in this profession. I took my fiancé's grandmother's 70-year-old ring to her for the initial appraisal before insuring and resetting the original diamond. To say I was completely uneducated on the subject would be an understatement, but she took excellent care of me, explained everything in perfect detail, provided top notch advice, and stuck with me throughout the whole process from start to finish. She was great with communication, very easy to get ahold of via phone, text, or email. Her husband Louie was also incredibly nice and helpful too. They answered any questions I had and were just all around super people.
Francesco R
Francesco R
OAKLAND GARDENS, NY
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You will not go wrong here. The service, experience and honesty is unmatched. Deborah is the best they get and she'll be committed to taking care of you for as long as your diamond lasts.. 🙂
Kristina D
Kristina D
Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY
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Deb and Lou were so easy to work with! Both very down to earth! Not only did she give her honest expertise and guide us for future help but gave us an over great experience with many laughs! I wish I had more rings to appraise just to be wowed again! She truly knows her business and her passion is very nice to see!!
Neena G
Neena G
Queens, Queens, NY
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My husband and I went to The Jewelry Appraiser located in Manhasset, NY in January 2019. This was the first time we had any Jewelry Appraised. There we met with Deborah Villepique. I must say she is a very kind and down to earth individual. We walked in not knowing much about diamonds, but walked out with so much knowledge. Deborah explains every detail. She spent more than an hour with us and answered every question we had. Booking an appointment was easy with Louie Gatto. He was just as wonderful as Deborah. I can definitely say that going forward I will only go to Deborah for any Jewelry to be Appraised as well as refer my friends and family to her.
Marc M
Marc M
Rockville Centre, NY
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I rank her as one of the best in the business by far! I have been dealing with Deborah for over a year and she has proven to me she is the best. Her knowledge is unsurpassed! See her first! You won't be disappointed. Tell her Marc M sent you.
Parson P
Parson P
Bronx, NY
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Deborah was such a pleasure to work with! I found her on yelp and made an appointment over the phone. Louis helped setup the appointment and answered all my questions. I wanted to get an appraisal done for insurance purposes for an engagement ring. My appraisal experience with Deborah was phenomenal! She really has a wealth of knowledge and is extremely professional and thorough with her work. The turnaround time from the day that I went in, to the time she emailed us our PDF was only a few days. Overall, my entire experience was so pleasant and I'd definitely recommend her to anyone looking for a high caliber appraiser!
Nicholas R
Nicholas R
New York, NY
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I had an appraisal done by Deborah yesterday and I have nothing but great things to say about our visit to the Jewelry Appraiser Inc. Upon entering Deborah and Lou were very welcoming and helpful with the introductory paperwork. At the start of the appraisal session, I was very relieved to see how very professional and knowledgeable Deborah was with the item I had brought in. From the start Deborah was very clear about her services and how she would be able to guide me through the process of making my item into valuable material. Seeing how enthusiastic Deborah was throughout the process of appraising my item eased my nerves and made me confident that I was working with the right professional. I am excited to work with Deborah over the next couple of months.
Deborah V
Deborah V
Manhasset, NY
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I am so amazed at the experience that I had at The Jewelry Appraiser. Debòrah is absolutely the most fascinating person I've ever met. The knowledge that she has of all facets of stones and Jewelry is incredible. Her office is so beautiful and comfortable. She makes you feel like you are the most important person in the world. From the initial call to set an appointment everything was done so professional and so respectful. I recommend anyone who is looking to have one piece or a hundred, there is no one better to go to. Have to say that my experience was one of without question 5 stars
Joe T
Joe T
Valley Stream, NY
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Myself and my Fiancé had the best experience with Deborah. She explained to us her process and the properties to look out for within our diamond and setting. I was amazed by how she was able to breakdown the structure of the ring from top to bottom. It was not only a rewarding experience but also educational. I highly recommend Deborah and would not go anywhere else!
Jessica A.
Jessica A.
Valley Stream, NY
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Deborah and Louie were unbelievable! My fiancé and myself left there blown away and beyond happy with their service! We wouldn't go anywhere else besides Deborah! We recommend them to everyone!!
Leo R
Leo R
Yonkers, NY
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My fiancée had her engagement ring appraised by Deborah two week ago. Since the moment we stepped into her office, you could tell that she is very passionate about her profession. She was very interactive and explained every step of the process. Deborah is extremely knowledgeable and actually informed us that the diamond in my fiancée's ring was loose (even though it was only 1 week old). She clearly explained what needed to be done for it to be fixed. We also received our appraisal report quickly. Overall, it was a great experience. We're glad we chose Deborah to appraise the engagement ring!
Nicole R
Nicole R
West Hartford, CT
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She is amazing! Friendly and soo knowledgeable. She did the appraisal for my wedding bands and engagement ring and the value was more than 3 times what we anticipated. She knows her stuff!
Jona K
Jona K
Port Washington, NY
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Debòrah is the real deal. Courteous, professional and reasonably priced. Her equipment is state of the art. She appraised dozens of my items which resulted in some pleasant surprises. Her appraisal is through and understandable. Will definitely return for all my needs.
Antonino V
Antonino V
Oceanside, NY
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I had no idea of what to expect.Meeting with Deborah was such a pleasant experience.She was kind, warm, and genuinely pleasant to speak to. I brought a Necklace to her for appraisal. Before looking at the Necklace, she got to know me a little and we quickly developed a rapport. This made me very comfortable and made me know that I was in the right place. Once she saw the Necklace and started her appraisal, it was clear that she is an expert in her field, Deborah is the only one who hold her title of APPA and ICGA in New York State and 1 of 19 in the US . Her knowledge is vast, and she was able to explain everything to me without it all going over my head. She spoke directly to me and didn't candy coat anything. After completing the appraisal, Deborah also cleaned the Necklace to ensure it would be pristine for my wife birthday. Overall, the experience was excellent. She made me feel as if I were speaking to an honest friend that wanted the best for me, and I couldn't ask for anyone better. I would highly recommend Deborah for any and all jewelry appraisal needs.
Nadya C
Nadya C
Bellerose, NY
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Went to Debòrah for an engagement ring appraisal. I was a little worried at first not knowing what to expect but Debòrah and her staff put my mind at ease from booking the appointment to the appraisal itself it was all streamlined and easy. Her knowledge of gems is evident from beginning to end.
Lisa G
Lisa G
Jericho, NY
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I'd give more stars if I could. Not only do you get your jewelry appraised, you're in for a whole jewelry experience. I learned about the history of my pieces. I learned how to care for my jewelry. And I learned their value. Don't waste your time going any place else. Deborah is the real deal. I wouldn't be surprised if they did a reality show on her and her husband. They make a great team! Thanks guys! You're the best!
Samantha M
Samantha M
Garden City, NY
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We came here to get my engagement ring appraised, and our whole experience here was absolutely fantastic! Debòrah made us feel comfortable from the start. She was real and honest and I am so thankful that we were recommended to her! She explained every last detail of my ring and showed us how to care for and clean the ring. She also provided suggestions for who to use for our insurance. I will never get my jewelry appraised from anyone else! If I could give her more than 5 Stars, I would!!
Melli P
Melli P
Queens, NY
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Debrorah is phenomenally knowledgeable. She was able to accommodate right with a watch appraisal . We not go to anyone else with important items I need appraised . Very down to earth , kind & professional .
Linda L
Linda L
Queens Village, NY
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This was my first time going to Deborah The Jewelry Appraiser. She was very pleasant and explained everything to make sure I understood about both my diamond rings. She's also extremely knowledgeable in what she does in a caring way! The reports were sent on time. I am 100% satisfied with her work! I would definitely be back to her and I would definitely reccomend her to anyone that is looking for an Appraiser!
Ris C
Ris C
New York, NY
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The greatest decision!! I am so glad I chose to take my jewelry to Deborah!! I was apprehensive about taking my ring anywhere for an appraisal and fitting since it has great sentimental value. The first thing Deborah set out to do was make me feel comfortable. She is very knowledgeable, straight forward, and honest. As she examined my ring in great detail she also explained and educated me about things I didn't think about. You can tell right away through her passion Deborah truly loves what she does and loves helping others. I left knowing my ring is great hands!! I would recommend anyone and everyone I know to go see Deborah!
Jackie R
Jackie R
Lindenhurst, NY
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Deborah was phenomenal! She was so easy to work with and she is extremely knowledgeable. She was patient and answered any and all questions we had regarding my engagement ring. She showed me how to properly care for my ring and to clean it. Not only that but she made great suggestions and recommendations based on what she knew would be best for us. If you want someone who truly cares and values their clients, do not go anywhere else. A wonderful experience and I highly recommend her. She clearly enjoys her work and teaching others about it.
Nicole S
Nicole S
Commack, NY
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Debòrah was fantastic and one of a kind! I highly recommend her! Who knew it could all be so much fun and she is exceptionally knowledgeable in her field!!!!
John D
John D
Massapequa, NY
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Deborah was amazing she was extremely efficient great knowledge and told me more about my diamond than I could have ever imagined..I could not recommend her more highly..she was extremely nice, fair, and knowledgeable..if I could give her a million stars I would
Vittorio P
Vittorio P
Farmingdale, NY
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This was my second time going to see Deborah. Can I say that she makes you feel like family. My second time there and she welcomes you with open arms. I just love the fact that she remembers you. She asked how I was and if My fiancé and I had picked a date yet. She also asked how my brother was and when he was getting married. I really like that, it's great to see that it people. Deborah gave me great suggestions on what to get my fiancé's wedding band like. It's great to hear that from people because i can they she cares. I will never go anywhere else. She is family now. Thank you again!!
Christina F
Christina F
Locust Valley, NY
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We are so happy that we chose Deborah to evaluate our jewelry. She is a true expert in her field. You won't find a more qualified appraiser as she is one of only a few people in the WORLD who hold her various degrees and certifications. She and her husband are lovely people who were a pleasure to work with from start to finish. Not only did Deborah determine the value of our items, she also gave us a lot of information about the stones and how to care for them. We got an education from Deborah about the diamond and metals industries and will definitely return for future appraisals.
Rachel K
Rachel K
West Babylon, NY
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I went to Deborah to appraise my engagement ring and my grandmothers wedding band. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a friendly and incredibly thorough appraiser! She was so knowledgeable and explained everything she was looking for so I would understand the value of my pieces. I will never go to another appraiser!
Dana D
Dana D
Great Neck, NY
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I had the absolute best experience at The Jewelry Appraiser that is located in Manhasset. Deborah spent SO much time with my fiancé and I while she was appraising my engagement ring. She answered all of our questions, and never made us feel like we were taking up too much of her time. It was amazing to see her passion for her job, and I will only go to her for appraisals from now on. I will be recommending The Jewelry Appraiser to all of my friends going forward. Thank you so much!
Richard G
Richard G
West Hempstead, NY
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Deborah is the absolute best HANDS DOWN. Extremely knowledgable when it comes to ring appraising. My fiancé and I went and we left amazed. We didn't know how much really went into ring appraising and Deborah taught us everything. She is extremely friendly and funny to boot. I would recommend her to anybody. Once my friends catch up and get engaged you can sure bet they will be going to Deborah !!!
Sam L
Sam L
Hicksville, NY
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It is not every day that you feel that you are in the presence of an expert. Meeting Deborah gave me that exact feeling. Her appraisal was filled with detail and information that only an expert could provide. I was very pleased with the entire process. She was extremely patient and LISTENED to all of my questions and concerns. I would highly recommend anyone who wants to know the value of their Jewelry to go to see Deborah.
Greg B
Greg B
Westbury, NY
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If I could give Deborah more than 5 stars I would! After meeting with Deborah I could understand why she was highly recommended. From the moment I walked in she was very welcoming, friendly, honest, sincere and made me feel like I wasn't just a client but a friend. Her knowledge and expertise was mind blowing. She explained every step of the appraisal and all the unique aspects of my engagement ring. She took the time to educate me to understand the quality of my diamond and made me even more happy with my custom designed engagement ring. Deborah went above and beyond. The relationship she creates gives you a sense of comfort knowing she will always be a call away for any of your needs. That alone proves your not just a client and she truly values you. From start to finish Lou & Deborah make the process extremely easy. If you want someone who truly cares and values you, Deborah is the person to go to! I remember leaving and thinking wow she was incredible! Thanks Deborah for all your time and dedication! I will be back!!!!
Michelle S
Michelle S
Manhattan, NY
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Even before making an appointment with Deborah at The Jewelry Appraiser Inc in Manhasset, she stood out from the rest! My fiance and I were blown away by all of the 5 star reviews which detailed the outstanding job that Deborah did. We were sure that she would be the right choice! My first call to schedule an appointment was with Louis. He made a great first impression! Louis was VERY knowledgeable and made me even more confident of our appraiser choice. In short-Deborah was AMAZING!!! Her knowledge, passion, and genuine likability factor, far exceeded our expectations! She made a suggestion to switch some of the diamonds for the higher quality that we ordered. She confidently spoke to my jeweler and explained that he needed to replace some of the diamonds, to make me "Happy". He did. Deborah's appraisal was very detailed. Each diamond had as much detail as the center stone. Deborah also went the extra mile in educating us on my ring, and showing us how to clean it. It is without any hesitation that I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Deborah!!!
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team b
Lido Beach, NY
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Deborah is awesome!! She is so knowledgable and gives you a great lesson in diamonds!! I learned so much not only a about my engagement ring diamond but also about a couple family heirlooms my husband received from his father. What a relief to know the money spent on my engagement ring and wedding band was worth it as Deborah assured me my diamond is great quality. I am not sure how she made getting a jewelry appraisal fun but she did. She provides you with an extensive report to provide to your insurance carrier and will help you with the process. Thanks so much Deborah!
A R
A R
Albertson, NY
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Love love love Deborah and Louie! They are so professional and knowledgeable. Most of all, they are honest and sincere. The office has state of the art equipment and every step is explained to you so that you are confident with the handling of your jewelry. Definitely recommend this business and I will be back to see them again !!!!
David S
David S
San Francisco, CA
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Deborah is great to work with. I went to get a ring and 3 watches appraised, and she was honest and didn't sugar coat anything. When it comes to items like this, you want honesty, and I've never been happier. Would absolutely recommend.
Mateo A
Mateo A
Albany, NY
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Debòrah made me feel confident in knowing that my "investment" of an engagement ring was totally worth what I paid for it! Since an engagement ring is such a big step.. she only made the process easier. She pointed out and explained all the unique aspects of my diamond and setting which made me even happier with the ring I was proposing with. Overall I had a fabulous experience and I will be coming back shortly to get my future wedding bands appraised.
Michelle M
Michelle M
Franklin Square, NY
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I went to Deborah back in 2014 when I first got engaged for my appraisal. She was so sweet and super knowledgeable about stones. She made my husband and I feel extremely confident about our stone purchase. We went back to her last month for an updated appraisal and again she was very thorough and was patient and detailed in answering any questions I had. Thank you so much Deborah!
Miki C
Miki C
Great Neck, NY
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My son recently got engaged and we brought the engagement ring to the Jewlery Appraiser to be appraised. Deborah could not have been more professional. She appraised the ring while we waited and we received the formal appraisal later in the day. She also cleaned my very old engagement ring and it looked like a new ring when she was finished. I would absolutely use them for all of my Jewlery appraisals.
John P
John P
Franklin Square, NY
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WOW!!!!! I met Deb & her husband Lou, and I have to say they are one of the nicest people you want to meet, Deb's work is impeccable, Please don't waste your time with other Jewel appraisal's go directl to Deb (516) 365-0888
Jodi S
Jodi S
ASTORIA, NY
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Debòrah was wonderful and made this an extremely simple and amazing experience!!! I knew nothing about the whole appraisal/ jewelry insurance process, and she walked me through step by step, and explained everything in detail so that I was understood what was going on. I highly recommend her, and will definitely be back in the future!
Kristen M
Kristen M
San Francisco, CA
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Deborah the jewelry appraiser was amazing! I'm so happy our jeweler recommended her because she was totally and completely honest the entire time and went above and beyond to make me feel comfortable as she appraised my engagement ring. She is so knowledgeable and so experienced. I absolutely recommend Deborah to anyone for any type of jewelry!
Patrick S
Patrick S
Coram, NY
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I can't say enough good things about Deborah. First off I called on a Friday evening and they were able to get me in early the very next day. Deborah was so knowledgeable and made the whole process so enjoyable. I learned so much about my ring and I would highly recommend her for anyone looking for an appraiser.
Roz M
Roz M
San Francisco, CA
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FREAKING AWESOME!!!!!!!!! Amazing personality ,amazing atmosphere,very honest and informational so knowledgeable on the diamonds .She told me things about my diamond I didn't even know were in existence !!!!!!!!!
Minal D
Minal D
Manhattan, NY
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I just saw Deborah today and I have to say I am thoroughly impressed. She is so forward and honest! She answered every one of my questions and even cleaned my ring back to shine!! If you want an honest and legitimate appraisal this is the place to go. She isn't cutting corners. She takes her time and really evaluates your jewelry impeccably. She appraised my engagement ring today and taught me aspects about it I never would have known otherwise. If you want an honest appraisal, from someone who is going to also be on your side for any future purchases - this is the place to go!
Maria T
Maria T
New York, NY
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I just got engaged and went to Deborah for an appraisal for insurance. Deborah is a warm and welcoming person. She made me feel comfortable. She explained everything she did and told me her findings as she discovered them. She even commented on the jeweler and told me how the ring was put together. She was also able to tell me about the origin of the diamond. Lastly she helped me obtain insurance. I highly recommend Deborah.
Rose-Ann N
Rose-Ann N
College Point, Queens, NY
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Amazing experience. I met with Deborah last week about my engagement ring and she made the entire experience extremely comfortable and knowledgeable. She took a long time going over every aspect of the ring notating everything she saw and educated us on the ring and its history. I will be returning to her for all of my appraisal needs.
Minal D
Minal D
Manhattan, NY
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I just saw Deborah today and I have to say I am thoroughly impressed. She is so forward and honest! She answered every one of my questions and even cleaned my ring back to shine!! If you want an honest and legitimate appraisal this is the place to go. She isn't cutting corners. She takes her time and really evaluates your jewelry impeccably. She appraised my engagement ring today and taught me aspects about it I never would have known otherwise. If you want an honest appraisal, from someone who is going to also be on your side for any future purchases - this is the place to go!
Maria T
Maria T
New York, NY
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I just got engaged and went to Deborah for an appraisal for insurance. Deborah is a warm and welcoming person. She made me feel comfortable. She explained everything she did and told me her findings as she discovered them. She even commented on the jeweler and told me how the ring was put together. She was also able to tell me about the origin of the diamond. Lastly she helped me obtain insurance. I highly recommend Deborah.
Rose-Ann N
Rose-Ann N
College Point, Queens, NY
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Amazing experience. I met with Deborah last week about my engagement ring and she made the entire experience extremely comfortable and knowledgeable. She took a long time going over every aspect of the ring notating everything she saw and educated us on the ring and its history. I will be returning to her for all of my appraisal needs.
Carmen F
Carmen F
Staten Island, Staten Island, NY
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Had the pleasure today of meeting with Debòrah. What a wonderful experience. She is knowledgeable, very informative. Explained everything she was doing. Felt very @ ease. She was very honest. We went in a lil scared since knew nothing about jewelry appraisals. She made us feel comfortable and free to ask questions which she clearly answered. We highly recommend her. We will be going back.
Mary C.
Mary C.
Port Washington, NY
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I brought in jewelry I had inherited from my mom. Wasn't even sure if some was costume or not. She treated each piece with appreciation and respect, identified it, cleaned it--even the costume jewelry. Her knowledge and expertise was outstanding. She advised me on how to care for and safeguard some pieces. I got much more than I expected from this experience!
Lynn R
Lynn R
Shirley, NY
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Wow I am so thrilled I found Andrea and she was our appraiser. She is amazing and we were so excited to hear about our appraisal of the Crown of Light Diamond. It was an exciting process , Andrea was very detailed and informative. We drive over and hour to meet her and it was so worth it .
Fran S
Fran S
Glenwood Landing, NY
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We bought a replacement "older" engagement ring 3 weeks ago. I knew little about it, other than I liked it and that it was not new. After visiting Deborah, the Jewelry Appraiser, I learned more than I thought possible. Not only is she excellent in evaluating/appraising the stones and setting, I learned the approximate age (1920's) type of setting known in the time period and much more. A great experience, and obiously a great person and appraiser.
Arifa K
Arifa K
Queens, Queens, NY
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I must say that I'm so thankful to my jeweler for recommending me to Deborah. I've never had anything appraised before so this was a first for me. She was super friendly and sooo funny! She's also amazing at what she does. She explained everything step by step and answered any questions that I had. She was also able to tell me where my diamond came from! I had no idea just how great of a diamond I had until she explained the details. She even cleaned my engagement ring and explained how to clean it to best maintain it. She also gave me advice on obtaining insurance and was very happy to guide me in getting it. My appraisal came back within a week. It is very detailed (14 pages) and includes all her impressive credentials. Overall, it was an amazing experience. She's the person to go to! You're definitely in good hands with Deborah Villepigue!
Giovanni P
Giovanni P
Selden, NY
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Debòrah was truly amazing. Not only was she incredibly personable and friendly, she was very informative and thorough. I'd recommend this appraiser to anyone, she's the best!
Dominique U
Dominique U
Patchogue, NY
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Going to see Deborah at the Jewlery Appraiser was one of the best decisions I've made regarding my engagement ring. The ring was passed down from my great grandmother so we didn't know much about it. Deborah told us the specs of the ring, the history of the ring, and so much more. As I sat there during the appraisal, I was in complete shock as to the depth of knowledge Deborah had about this ring! I would highly recommend her to anyone and everyone. Not only does she know her stuff inside and out, she is so sweet and truly cares about her customers and their jewlery. Although I live over an hour away, I will be going back 100% in the future. If you need your jewlery appraised, look no further you won't be disappointed!!
Andrew V
Andrew V
Franklin Square, NY
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Deborah is a true professional. She got my fiancés Engagement ring appraisal done super quick just in time for our vacation. My fiancé was overjoyed that she could bring the ring on vacation, and it was all thanks to Deborah's understanding and quick appraisal, that I was able to insure the diamond ring before we left the country.
Robin G
Robin G
Bronx, NY
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I have had three consultations with Deborah Villepigue. Among the things I brought her were my mother and grandmother's diamond solitaires, a forty carat aquamarine, a pin full of square cut tourmalines, coral, and south sea pearls. Deborah's knowledge is wide ranging and encyclopedic. The wall behind her desk is crowded with her diplomas. Her name is respected in the industry. She is forthcoming and thorough in her descriptions. A few weeks after my consultations, her detailed written appraisals arrived. Deborah is also a giving human being. She used her contacts to help me sell off a lot of semi-precious jewelry my mother overbought so that we could put a new roof on her house. You will not be disappointed. Thank you Deborah!
Frank B
Frank B
Washington, DC
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My experience at The Jewelry Appraiser with Deborah was fantastic. She took her time and explained every detail of the ring. She was extremely friendly and knowledgeable, making me confident in my purchase. Thank you Deborah!
Josie T
Josie T
Manhasset Hills, NY
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Deborah Villepigue was enthusiastic as she was knowledgable. She was welcoming and made me feel comfortable as soon as I got there. I was blown away by how much she knew about ring just by looking at it. She took her time and was very honest. She educated me how to maintain the ring for it to look its shiniest at all times with the cleaner. It made my ring blinding after she cleaned it. I recommend Deborah to every newly engaged couple or those who are celebrating their marriage with a new ring. Thank Deborah for everything!
Eda R
Eda R
Flushing, NY
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Sometimes when reading such glowing reviews the best reaction is to roll eyes and move on. Luckily, I did not! Everything that has been written about Deborah is on the mark. Not knowing what to expect when I entered the "chamber", I was a little guarded. Deborah conducts her evaluations with humor, candor, professionalism and warmth. My companion admitted "it was better than therapy"!!! Highest recommendation for The Jewelry Appraiser.
Val K
Val K
Smithtown, NY
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My husband and I recently went to Deborah to have our wedding bands, including my engagement ring appraised. Let me just say, she knows her stuff! She's very knowledgeable about jewelry and diamonds. She was very friendly and thoroughly explained the appraisal process. Her office had state of the art equipment to check out your jewlery. She even gave me an amazing ring cleaner that she personally made herself, making my jewlery look new, like it came back cleaned by the jeweler itself!! I highly reccomend Deborah for your jewlery appraisals. She's honest, fair, and very reliable!
Alexandra B
Alexandra B
Blue Point, NY
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Our experience with Deborah was wonderful! She made us feel comfortable immediately. She is extremely knowledgeable and professional and has a great personality as well! I cannot say enough good things about her. So glad we found her to do our appraisal!
Daryl K
Daryl K
Mill Neck, NY
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Very knowledgeable and thorough. I highly recommend Deborah. I felt she was accurate and timely in her reporting.
Maria O
Maria O
Brooklyn, NY
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My fiance had my engagement ring appraised by Deborah. She made what can be a nerve wrecking experience of buying an engagement ring a very pleasurable one. She is extremely knowledgeable and her findings were on point in comparison to the GIA report. She took her time to explain everything in great detail. Since I got engaged, I have called with questions and they have been extremely helpful and have gone above and beyond to try to answer my questions. I would highly recommend going to Deborah if you need your jewelry appraised by a knowledgeable, professional down to earth person!
Denise D
Denise D
Oceanside, NY
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I went to Deborah at The Jewelry Appraiser to have my engagement ring appraised for insurance. I highly recommend her. She is extremely\knowledgeable and professional. She will give you all the details about your diamond that you did not know. She is very very passionate about her career. I received a very detailed report, and left there feeling confident not only in my fiancé's choice of diamonds but knowing I will get honest appraisals for all future jewelry purchases.
Steve B
Steve B
Holbrook, NY
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I recently purchased an engagement ring and needed an appraisal for insurance purposes. My coworker and friend recommended I went to Deborah, The Jewelry Appraiser. I was trying my best to hide the ring from my fiancé as it was going to be a surprise engagement soon after the appointment was scheduled. Deborah had wonderful office hours to do so and it was super easy to make an appointment to have the ring appraised. However, the day of the appraisal I had a family obligation and was unable to make the appointment. I contacted Deborah to inform her. She was super understanding and actually adjusted her schedule to fit me in knowing the urgent situation I was in! Once I arrived and the appraisal began, it was clear to see that Deborah is a down to earth, friendly, and insanely knowledgeable about jewelry. She conducted various tests with state of the art equipment to ensure the ring was the quality expected. A few days later, I received an appraisal report as promised. The report was highly detailed with impeccable photos of the engagement ring. I would highly recommend Deborah, The Jewelry Appraiser, to anyone looking to have jewelry appraised!
Danga M
Danga M
Greenport, NY
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Hi!If you are in New York City or Long Island,go to Deborah.Mrs.Deborah praised my engagement ring and was super knowledge and professional! She took so much time explaining every single detail. I and my husband would recommend her to ANYONE looking for an appraisal.Thank You!
Stuart C
Stuart C
Massapequa, NY
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Let's face it..... Buying a diamond is one of the most important decisions you will have to make. Trusting anyone else, other than Deborah, to appraise it is a huge mistake. From the first moment, I met Deborah I was more than impressed. Instantly, It was like I met a new friend. Deborah took the time to not only appraise my diamond, but explain everything about it. Her love for her career is ever so apparent. A diamond is a living object and she treats it with much love and respect. I can truly say without reserve, that I have never met anyone who cared as much as she does about these gems. Thank you again for being there!!! Anyone who is taking the time to read this review, I assure you that you will be more than please with her service and commitment.
Thomas B
Thomas B
Allendale, NJ
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We recently went to Deborah for an appraisal of an engagement ring. Deborah is professional, honest and cares about the person in front of her. She is extremely thorough in her appraisal and delivers a very detailed report. She exudes a warmth that makes you feel very confident that you have chosen the right person. She upholds very high standards for herself which makes her stand out in the industry. She follows in her father's footsteps and with that does him extremely proud. We could not have been more pleased with the outcome of our experience and for that we are extremely grateful. You can put your trust in her and be assured that she knows her stuff! Deborah loves what she does and was very sincere. She exudes an energy that brings about a calm while in her presence. For us, she was an angel in what seemed to be a dark time. We are forever grateful to her and our gratitude is beyond words. It is money well spent; you will have no regrets.
Jeanette S
Jeanette S
Country Club, Bronx, NY
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Had an incredible experience working with Deborah in appraising my engagement ring. She came in well recommended and my fiancé and I can see why! She is beyond awesome. Patiently, explains the process, what she's looking for, even allowed me to look into one of her handy-dandy instruments to see into the diamond itself. Very cool! I would definitely go see Deborah again and would recommend her to anyone who needs a piece of jewelry appraised. She's the real deal.
William K
William K
Long Beach, NY
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Top notch appraiser, great experience. Deborah was extremely friendly, fair, honest and knowledgeable. She has a true passion for her trade. She will tell you what you need to hear, not necessarily what you want to hear, which makes her one of the best and most reliable. She made me and my fiancé feel very comfortable, knowing that we would be getting the very best appraisal we could possibly get, while also being clear that her assessment would be 100% honest, with no bias either for or against us. Her assurance that, once you use her services, you are a client for life, was something that I felt was important and showed that she truly cares about her business and the clients she has. I would definitely recommend The Jewelry Appraiser to anyone looking for an A List appraiser.
Debby G
Debby G
Flushing, NY
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Deborah is absolutely amazing! Not only is she beyond knowledgeable, and both warm, friendly and professional (with a great sense of humor) but she takes you on a fascinating jewlery journey you will never forget! Deborah was able to tell our old jewlery' story, it's origin, if it was a "loved" piece worn often or not. She warned our friend that the diamond earrings she brought to be appraised (were not only mismatched--one from the 1800's). So, my friend discovered they were not only rare, but had an infection on them that Deborah disinfected, to our friend's surprise. I began to wonder if Deborah was also a doctor and/or a psychic. She just knew so much about our jewlery, their age, condition, origin, and about the previous owners! So, what I thought was going to be a stressful, uncomfortable chore, ended up being a blessing. To top it off, Deborah is beyond thorough, examines so carefully, while being so helpful, answering all your questions with love, respect and passion for the work she does. So, I guess you could figure out by now that I HIGHLY recommend her!
Allison H
Allison H
Freeport, NY
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Deborah is an absolute pleasure. Her warmth and knowledge are felt as soon as you step into her office. It's clear that she loves what she does and is extremely good at it. She was thorough and detailed in her inspection & appraisal of my engagement ring and provided us with clear explanations and information as she worked. We learned so much during our appointment with her and cannot give enough positive feedback! Deborah's cleaning solution is amazing-- my ring is brand new, was cleaned at the jewelers right before I received it, yet Deborah's solution made it shine even brighter.
Maria A
Maria A
Farmingville, NY
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I'm so lucky to have found Deborah!! She made the process so amazing! I went in for an engagement ring appraisal. I know nothing about diamonds. She explained everything to me so I could understand. It was incredible to hear the background of my diamond. I loved my ring when he gave it to me, but when she told me all the details about my diamond she made it MY ring. The office was super efficient, worked with me and my busy schedule. I'm looking forward to going back with the wedding band!!!
Jake C
Jake C
Elkridge, MD
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Deborah did an amazing job appraising the new engagement ring that I purchased for my fiancée. My family has worked with her several times and we have never been disappointed. Thanks to our ongoing relationship, Deborah was able to clean, appraise, and prepare my ring for my proposal in less than 48 hours. I highly recommend her services to anyone purchasing jewelry.
Skylar Z
Skylar Z
Long Beach, NY
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My fiancé and I have nothing but great things to say about Deborah. We just got engaged last month and had brought my engagement ring to a jewelry store for an appraisal. Big mistake to say the least. The jewelry store associate was not only extremely rude, but went on to tell me how my diamond was chipped and other negative comments. I left the store practically in tears and called my fiancé. We immediately called the jeweler who made the ring and he insisted we take it to an independent appraiser. That's when we called Deborah. She was so professional and honest. She went over every detail of my ring and explained everything as she went. I was nervous to hear what she had to say. Not only was my diamond NOT chipped, she went on to tell us what a beautiful ring we had! We did not mention to her our story about the jeweler story appraisal till she was finished. Needless to say she was just as furious as us. Deborah was so personable and made my fiancé and I feel 100x better. I can't even explain how good we felt when we left her office. She also showed me how to clean my ring and explained daily maintenance. I would recommend her to anyone and we will definitely be continued customers.
Stephanie S
Stephanie S
Seaford, NY
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I have nothing but great things to say about Deborah. She was so sweet and warm I felt like I knew her for years. Deborah carefully inspects each piece with several different pieces of equipment and explains the whole process along the way. The education I received about my diamond was well worth the cost to have it appraised. Who knew there was so many details inside one little stone? She found a Ruby inside of my Diamond which she explained in is the stone that signifies love. That made me fall in love with my ring all over again! You could tell how much Deborah loves what she does. Having her love what she does will make you love what she does and leave you happy you went to her. I would highly recommend going to Deborah to have your jewelry appraised. It was a really wonderful experience.
Mira S
Mira S
Evanston, IL
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Working with Deborah has been a wonderful experience from start to finish. She was very clear about her qualifications, rates and her process. I really appreciated her transparency and candor. There were two aspects that stand out for me. One is that her love for what she does is apparent from the get go. I find that when I work with people who are passionate about their work and take pride in their service, the results are always elevated. The second was her work itself, which was thorough and comprehensive and she works with you with suggestions that take your individual circumstances into consideration. You also get a whole lot more than just an appraisal. You get guidance on how to care for your jewelry and what to look out for when you are making such investments in the future. On a personal note, it was fascinating to see her work. Each piece seemed to reveal its story to her and I got to know so much more than I thought I knew about pieces I had had for a long time. She brought them to life and that was an added gift for me especially since some of them had been handed down the generations and it was like getting a glimpse into our family history. I apologize if this review is too long but I believe it is justified. Deborah and Louie were the absolute tops! Thank you both for the beautiful appraisal!
Laura M
Laura M
Long Beach, NY
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My fiancé and I have nothing but great things to say about Deborah. We just got engaged last month and had brought my engagement ring to a jewelry store for an appraisal. Big mistake to say the least. The jewelry store associate was not only extremely rude, but went on to tell me how my diamond was chipped and other negative comments. I left the store practically in tears and called my fiancé. We immediately called the jeweler who made the ring and he insisted we take it to an independent appraiser. That's when we called Deborah. She was so professional and honest. She went over every detail of my ring and explained everything as she went. I was nervous to hear what she had to say. Not only was my diamond NOT chipped, she went on to tell us what a beautiful ring we had! We did not mention to her our story about the jeweler story appraisal till she was finished. Needless to say she was just as furious as us. Deborah was so personable and made my fiancé and I feel 100x better. I can't even explain how good we felt when we left her office. She also showed me how to clean my ring and explained daily maintenance. I would recommend her to anyone and we will definitely be continued customers.
Linda A
Linda A
Floral Park, NY
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Best decision coming here! Family owned business with such a warm and welcoming atmosphere. I absolutely adore Deborah! She is amazing at what she does and her confidence is extremely comforting. She is so supportive and trustworthy. You will not regret choosing her!
Patricia C
Patricia C
Farmingdale, NY
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This is the ONLY jewelry appraiser you should ever bring your jewelry to. Deborah is amazing! We had two engagement rings appraised and was surprised how much there is to know about diamonds. Deborah was patient and took her time to educate us and answer any questions we had. She explained each and every step as she gave the rings a thorough examination. Her honesty, integrity and professionalism is complimented by her warm and friendly personality. A true expert in her field! Thank you Deborah! We will be back and will highly recommend her to everyone we know!
David C
David C
Queens, Queens, NY
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Deborah is so awesome and funny. She's great and on point with her work. She makes you feel at home. She informed my Fiancée and I on the engagement ring, how to maintain it and everything. I highly recommend her. 2 thumbs up! You must go see her.
Shania J
Shania J
New York, NY
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Deborah is my hero!!! She is the best!! I had a fabulous experience with Deborah! She is extremely passionate, honest, and knowledgeable about jewelry. Deborah thoroughly examined my ring and explained all her findings in full detail. She notified me of a CZ that was put in my ring a week prior by a deceitful jewelry store. I was so devastated by the news. Fortunately, I had Deborah on my side!! She went above and beyond to help me replace the fake stone and make my ring beautiful again. She is amazing and helped eased all my worries away. I absolutely came to the right place to get my ring appraised!!!
Rae C
Rae C
Inwood, NY
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First let me start by saying Deborah is the ONLY person I trust . If I could make this a 10 star review I would ! I've been with Deborah for some time now . The first time I went to see her was to have my mothers ring appraised for me so I could start creating my custom engagement ring . From the moment I walked in Louie and Deborah were so welcoming they made me feel like I was family. She was so throughout with my ring answered all my questions . She is so blunt she didn't sugar coat things she tells it how it is and I respect that in a business women . The experience surpassed any expectation I had . I left with not only a full mark up being emailed to me , a high end jewelers number to start work on my new setting , renters insurance sales man and a bottle of her amazing jewelry cleaner !!! She didn't have to take the time to do all that to go the extra mile but you can tell she loves her career and truly cared about me and my moms ring . Once I met with a jewler she recommended I had my custom engagement ring then re appraised ! It was even more beautiful then I hoped . TRUST what she tells you . Listen to what she says and go where she recommends . She is HIGHLY known in the industry and I love that she's on my side . She made sure my insurance was the best possible and checked my policy to make sure it was just right for me . I just went back to see her for my custom wedding band. The trust and respect I have for her is unparalleled. There's nothing more important than having this relationship with her and I simply loved her ! I recommend her to friends family and clients . If you want someone you can trust , and will be upfront and honest with you then Deborah is the ONLY choice .
C. W
C. W
Hempstead, NY
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It was such a pleasure to meet and consult with Deborah. She's so professional, and such a nice person. I'm so happy I found her to get my ring appraised. She helped me enormously, she was so kind, and her passion for her work is so obvious. Deborah is a true gem! (pun intended!).
Nicholas G
Nicholas G
Nutley, NJ
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Deborah is the BEST. My fiance and I recently got engaged and were referred to Deborah by our jeweler. We drove out from New Jersey to see her. She is extremely knowledgeable and makes the consultation worth going too. Everything is done right in front of you and she tells you everything about your piece of jewelry. She is extremely straight forward and confident when she is inspecting which made us both feel confident and secure. I would recommend Deborah to everyone a million times. I will never go to another appraiser after meeting her.
Tara F
Tara F
Yonkers, NY
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First let me start by saying Deborah is the ONLY person I trust . If I could make this a 10 star review I would ! I've been with Deborah for some time now . The first time I went to see her was to have my mothers ring appraised for me so I could start creating my custom engagement ring . From the moment I walked in Louie and Deborah were so welcoming they made me feel like I was family. She was so throughout with my ring answered all my questions . She is so blunt she didn't sugar coat things she tells it how it is and I respect that in a business women . The experience surpassed any expectation I had . I left with not only a full mark up being emailed to me , a high end jewelers number to start work on my new setting , renters insurance sales man and a bottle of her amazing jewelry cleaner !!! She didn't have to take the time to do all that to go the extra mile but you can tell she loves her career and truly cared about me and my moms ring . Once I met with a jewler she recommended I had my custom engagement ring then re appraised ! It was even more beautiful then I hoped . TRUST what she tells you . Listen to what she says and go where she recommends . She is HIGHLY known in the industry and I love that she's on my side . She made sure my insurance was the best possible and checked my policy to make sure it was just right for me . I just went back to see her for my custom wedding band. The trust and respect I have for her is unparalleled. There's nothing more important than having this relationship with her and I simply loved her ! I recommend her to friends family and clients . If you want someone you can trust , and will be upfront and honest with you then Deborah is the ONLY choice .
Debórah V
Debórah V
Oyster Bay, NY
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You will only get the truth and NOTHING BUT! You want to know the truth about what you just bought, Debôrah Villepigue will give it to you straight. There is no sugar coating anything. She adores what she does.
Danah S
Danah S
Queens, NY
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Deborah was impressive from start to finish. She was such an amazing help examining and making sure that after my sister had her ring resized, everything was in order. She even had my college ring shining as we talked about my sister's ring. She was very charismatic and easy to converse with, and trust me, you will want to hear every story she has about her travels. It is amazing! It's a ways off for me, but I know that when the time comes for me to get engaged that Deborah will be there to make sure that all is well with my ring as well. I may need to invest in some more jewelry just to see her sooner. She definitely knows what she is talking about, and explains every part of the process from start to finish.
Lina L
Lina L
Flushing, NY
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This review is long over due. My husband and I had the best time ever at our appointment! I needed my engagement ring appraised and Deborah was incredibly thorough. Time flew by and we were able to learn more about my ring and diamonds in generally. It definitely was a pleasure and we would recommend to family and friends to get their appraisals here! We will definitely be returning to Deborah for all of our jewelry needs.
Gigi M
Gigi M
Franklin Square, NY
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My fiance took my engagement ring here to get appraised. I unfortunately wasn't able to make it due to work but he filled me in on everything. He said Deborah was so kind and really knew her stuff! She was patient and explained everything about the ring in detail. Who knew one ring had so much information! Not only did she take her time and answered all his questions she also cleaned my ring with her homemade soap. Now I thought I was diligent in keeping my ring clean- I would clean and wipe it down everyday. I even purchased a special ring cleaning machine on Amazon to keep it sparkly. But when he brought the ring home after Deborah cleaned it WOW! what a difference! I do not know what is in that magic soap of hers but it is amazing. It hasn't looked that shiny since the night he proposed - possibly even brighter! Thank you Deborah for you time and expertise. You made me fall in love with my ring all over again! - Gigi & John
Kathleen L
Kathleen L
Farmingdale, NY
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Deborah is clearly passionate about what she does. She provided a thorough description of my engagement ring, and she explained the details in a way that I could understand. She even went the extra mile to clean my ring for me. I would highly recommend Deborah. She is professional, knowledgeable, and great at what she does!
P M
P M
Franklin Square, NY
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Debòrah -- When I read the appraisal on my item it was so precise and professionally written that only you could have done it. It's your trade mark. You can be rest assured that my family and I will continue to come when we are in need of your expertise. Thank you!
Fani F
Fani F
East Elmhurst, NY
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My husband and I were clueless about my engagement ring, so I made an appointment with deborah.. I was soo impressed with her knowledge, she held nothing back and didn't sugarcoat anything.. I was there in her office with her, during the duration of her inspection of the ring. She let me see it under her microscope and the fluorescent lighting.. you can tell she loves what she does and that's what makes you comfortable around her. I would Def recommend her to anyone looking for an appraiser.
Christina P
Christina P
Plainview, NY
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I'll be honest - I am not a jewelry person whatsoever...I learned you have to become vested and gain knowledge once you become engaged. I wanted to be sure I had an appraisal for my ring so I could get it insured. My sister has been a long time customer of Deborah and always raved about her. She had brought my now fiance in to her when he first purchased my estate ring, prior to doing any work on the piece. Deborah treats your jewelry as if it was one of your children. The attention and care she gives to not only your prized possession, but to the client cannot be compared. I was very happy with the appraisal I was given. I left the office feeling very confident in Deborahs skills and knowledge. Not only is she good at her craft, but I fell in love with her as a person during that one meeting!! You're not just a customer to her, it goes beyond that. You have to go see her to understand. P.S. If you're smart, don't leave without getting some of her jewelry cleaner! Nothing can compare with the job it does. Plus the fact it's safer for your jewelry and your body compared to the crap you get in the chain stores.
Fran P
Fran P
Bellmore, NY
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My fiancé and I recently had my engagement ring appraised by Deborah. The experience we had with her was more than either of us could have expected. She was unbelievably knowledgeable, made sure we understood everything she spoke about and made sure I knew everything about my ring including how to care for it and clean it. She not only made the entire experience seamless but she made us feel comfortable and showed us that she truly cares about her clients. If you are looking for someone who is honest, loyal to her clients and remarkably experienced I HIGHLY recommend Deborah Villepigue. She is amazing and you will not be disappointed!!!!
Dawn L
Dawn L
New Hyde Park, NY
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My husband and I went to the Bahamas for our 5th year wedding anniversary and my husband wanted to buy me a very nice diamond ring for our anniversary when we got there. My mother in law has gone to Park Lane jewelers anytime we went on cruises and she trusted them so we had went straight to park lane and got a nice ring that we were told was an SI1 and G color diamond. All was great looked great, until we come home and took the ring to be appraised to find out the diamond was in reality an I1 diamond they were claiming was an SI3 diamond and this is how i got hooked up with Deborah. She is absolutely phenomenal she worked to contact the companies owner to get them to replace my diamond for what i was suppose to get. She answered all and any questions, very easy to talk to and get in touch with. She is a wonderful business women and person!! Very caring and passionate about her clients as well as her work. She is confident and proud and it reflects on her clients and her results. I would recommend her to anyone who needs any sort of help with diamonds and jewelry. Without a doubt the best of the best!!!
Chris B
Chris B
New York, NY
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My fiancee and I got her opal engagement ring appraised with Deborah, and it was such a great experience. It was tough finding a place to appraise the ring because most places seem to only have experience with diamonds, but Deborah was quite knowledgeable about opals as well, which was great. Not only did she provide a thorough appraisal, but gave us tips on care for the ring as well (again, opal knowledge is so hard to come by since most people only want to talk diamonds, so this was extremely helpful). We didn't know the colors we were missing on the stone until she showed us how to give it a full cleaning. In addition to all this, she looked at a damaged amber pendant my fiancee had and even gave us info on it! It was great to get confirmation on the composition and age of the pendant as well as learning more details about it, and this was all an extra that she offered. The rates are extremely reasonable, and given the experience, a great value. Best of all, she is completely upfront and will not BS you. We will definitely be going to her for any jewelry-related needs we have in the future.
Kathy K
Kathy K
Deer Park, NY
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Before finding Deborah I like many of you spent a lot of time researching reviews on Yelp. Genuine reviews are priceless at the same time they offer valuable information before making a final decision. Seriously just look at the 100 plus reviews that aren't recommend here on YELP and you'll see all the positive things people are saying about Deb. I recently had 2 items appraised by Deb my engagement ring and wedding band. No kidding she's like the diamond/jewlery whisper. Without me telling her where my husband bought my ring she knew right away it was from an online retailer. Describing his ring shop characteristics and she was just soo on point. I've never had any piece appraised before but as soon as you meet Deb she just makes you feel very comfortable. I was afraid to go anywhere else after hearing stories of people swapping out stones and replacing your's with a lesser valued piece. At The Jewelry Appraiser in Manhasset your ring NEVER leaves your sight. I was worried that my husband made the wrong move in buying a ring he'd never seen in person. However Deb put my mind as ease assuring me that the ring is absolutely fine and that we got a great deal..! She explained white gold vs platinum and we even spoke about my husbands tungsten band. She extremely knowledgeable and is truly an expert in her field. Her personality and expertise alone I doubt you'd be able to find that anywhere else. I had an fabulous experience with Deborah and I'm so happy to have met her. After appraising your jewelry Deb writes an wonderfully detailed report specifically for your piece. Its a beautifully detailed 16 page report with pictures and value for insurance purposes. I would without a doubt recommend her services to anyone considering getting their jewelry appraised. Thank you Deborah - You are the BEST!!!!
Joseph G
Joseph G
West Babylon, NY
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Deborah is a Rock Star! Her skills are unparalleled and it is no wonder why she is the best at what she does. She really puts the client as her top priority and wants the best for you. Her detailed analysis is incredible and mind blowing. She can tell the origin of the mine, where it was cut, who it was shipped to and what shipping company was used by glancing at the diamond. Her passion for diamonds shines brighter than any ring.... Until she cleans it with her homemade soap, then it might be equal. I would recommend her to anyone and everyone. She will not steer you wrong. The whole operation there is fantastic and everyone there is incredibly nice.
Paolo T
Paolo T
Franklin Square, NY
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"I wish every experience was like the one I had at The jewelry appraisal."I was in dec,19, 2015for and engagement ring appraisal,she is amazing how she walk you step by step and explain you every little detail about you diamond. it was such a great experience that I will deff recommend my friend and people out there to go to her. I went in not really knowing anything about the ring I purchased, by the time I got out of there I knew ever little details about my ring.. DEFF WILL SEE ME HERE AGAIN IN THE FUTURE
Joanna M
Joanna M
Manhasset, NY
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Wow! Deborah was amazing ! I was very satisfied with her appraisal of my diamond earrings , she was very thorough and just fabulous ! Thank you so much . I highly recommend Deborah to anyone who needs an appraisal for there jewelry!

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