GREETINGS EVERYONE ... First i want to apologize if my writing is not that well , but English is not my native language and i have been in this country for 2 years only and i have attended to college for 1 year and a half only since i came to USA, so if you find this review with many misspellings, I ask for an apology haha . My name is Simonn V. and i'm from Colombia but i have been living in NYC for not more than a year. I am a professional Dancer and Pilot student , wanting to go back to classes and also reach my dreams and goals in life . For some personal reasons, my life turned upside down and i found myself quitting school but i always kept my positive energy no matter what i was going through in life by then . I hope today's review finds you wherever you may be, and helps you to understand that Deborah is not only someone who works with Jewelry but a real angel on earth ; Well, in my case she has been a beautiful soul and angel in every single aspect or form . I am not gonna describe my whole story but what i really want is telling you that one day and i don't know how i got to know Her ... i think i was meant to meet this angel in life ... Somehow i was needing money to solve some problems i was going thru , and i used to have some jewelry pieces on me but i didn't know about it or prices or things like that , but i found on internet her page and her business but i knew i didn't have enough money to come at her and get an appointment , so i started reconsidering about coming or not ... :c , after some days i decided to send her a PM and i was so embarrassed because no one comes at you saying '' hey i need your services but i don't have money to pay you '' , but i remember that This lady who i can call my second mom , responded my message saying things i never expected from someone ... Somehow we felt very connected to each other and she told me that even without knowing nothing about me she really wanted to help me out and give me hopes , so she said '' feel free to come over and stop by anytime '' ... i couldn't believe it and this made me feel so happy because she wanted to help even knowing i didn't have money and also because she felt it from her bottom of her heart ... some weeks later we finally ended up by selling my jewelry pieces successfully and the money we got from selling them , helped me a lot and i remember all i wanted to do was paying her back for such a big favor but even if you don't believe , she didn't take a dollar from the selling , she said i did this for you because you are in need and this money will help you out to go thru the situation you are dealing with ,and to be honey i felt like crying because nobody have done things like this for me before and this lady was just so happy to know she could help ... But also she ended up giving me some extra money from her pocket , because i was so sick by those days and i needed to get some medicine ... But that wasn't all ,she also wanted to help me to find a new job or a better one and make me going back to classes and keep following my dreams . She started contacting her friends and telling them about me and my story and all i can say right now is that she has been a bless in my life ... Today i think that after so many experiences i have lived in this city , good or bad , after the mistakes i've done in life and everything , i want to keep believing that GOOD PEOPLE still exist and it takes just one deep and careful look around to find someone like her ... For those who are curious about what happened with me or my life , i can say that it is getting better day by day and thanks to her and her beautiful soul i started believing in myself once again . So all i hope is that if you are looking for someone to trust in or go to, when it comes from jewelry , She is and will always be the right person. I'm telling you this because she doesn't care about money or things like that , But she really loves what she does and i feel that her mission in life is bringing people hopes back , i mean no matter what kind of struggle you are dealing with she won't help you with jewelry only but she will be a truly friend . I Love you Deborah and i will always have you as my second Mother. May God bless your life and your lovely husband .
Ms. Deborah Villepigue (The Jewelry Appraiser) provides the highest level of quality care to all of her clients. From the initial consultation to all follow-up contact, she is abundantly compassionate, exceedingly knowledgeable, extremely meticulous and always puts her clients first and foremost. Her forensic appraisals are done with the utmost precision. I couldn't be happier for deciding on the Jewelry Appraiser and recommend her highly to all family and friends.
Debórah is top notch. I wanted to get my engagement ring and our wedding bands appraised for insurance purposes. I searched on Google for a jewelry appraiser, she was one of the top hits in the search. The first thing that got my attention in reading about her services was that she is the only one licensed in NYS with her credentials. THAT is what hooked me and it also helped to know that she has done some celebrity jewelry appraising as well as her court experiences. I made an appointment and told my husband that's where we should go. Debórah was very personable and engaging with us. She tells it like it is and takes her time with the jewelry. She addressed all my questions and gave us history on my diamond. When she didn't know something she told of us she would do more research so she could give us the correct information in our report. I love my rings but to have her approval on them was icing on the cake! My husband isn't much of a talker but when we left he said "she knows her shit". The cost for the session was a fantastic price for the information, pictures and detail provided in our report that she supplied within one week of our appointment. We will definitely be going back to Debórah for any of our future purchases and appraisals.
Thank you Debórah for going above and beyond for an absolutely gorgeous engagement ring! Debórah helped me custom design the ring, pick out the exact diamonds, and most importantly gave me her time to explain the most minute details of the process. She made herself available 24/7 to me when I had questions and she responded immediately each time. She kept me involved and informed on her every thought while she was out picking every one of the 30 diamonds on the ring. When one of the diamonds did not make the cut because of the wrong color, cut, or clarity she did not just accept it and she sent the batch back to get the very best one to match the others. The end product was truly beyond anything I imagined. My fiancé is not easily impressed, and she is completely in love with her ring. Debórah is still involved and concerned about how to upkeep and clean the diamonds. The process from start to finish and the professionalism and expertise from Debórah has been the best experience. Thank you for all that you have done for the start of a new chapter in our lives! Kevin
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Deborah is the only jewelry appraiser I would ever go to. She's an absolute expert in her field, possessing an alphabet soup of certifications backed by an immense knowledge of all things jewelry. She's extremely friendly, and passionate about what she does. I never thought I could have so much fun having jewelry appraised. My now fiancee and I came to her to have two heirloom diamonds appraised both before, and after we had it made into a custom setting by a jeweler. Going the custom route with heirloom stones we had no idea where to begin, so we found Deborah on Yelp to have them appraised before doing anything. I'm so glad we did. Deborah took the time to give us a through appraisal and was able to tell us so much not just about the diamonds but the women that wore them as well. The process was very educational and fun! The sentimental value jewelry possesses makes it absolutely priceless. When dealing with something so important you want to work with someone who is not only knowledgeable and friendly, but is also someone you can trust. I would entrust no other than Deborah with our jewelry.
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In July my boyfriend and I, in need of an apraisal happened upon Deborah (thanks YELP!) conveniently located on Northern Blvd. During that afternoon, we had an unbelievable experience and little did I know at the time, but her initial appraisal paved the way to our engagement!! Now, newly engaged, my fiancé and I were in need of an updated appraisal for my UNBELIEVABLY beautiful engagement ring (sorry - still gushing!). This time, just like the last - Deborah spent time explaining each step as she went through her appraisal process. She also spent time explaining the different insurance options available which was super helpful because despite reading about it on the internet - I was still really confused. In addition, she helped me understand engagement ring maintenance. She explained how the materials would wear, how and when to have it checked out (if I bang it in a certain way), when to have it polished, and most importantly, how to clean it. She is so amazingly knowledgable and really made it her mission to send me out into the world armed with all the knowledge I'd need to love this ring forever. Note: On the topic of cleaning... Deborah's jewelers soap is miracle solution! Makes your jewelry look unbelievable without all the chemicals you find in that Bed, Bath, & Beyond jewelry cleaner (you know...the stuff in the red container..?). Even if you aren't in need of an appraisal - you NEED this cleaner. I've been able to completely revitalize and enjoy all those tarnished and dirty pieces I couldn't for the life of me figure out how to clean.
Deborah is truly a one of a kind person. This is the second time we worked with Deborah for a jewelry appraisal and she remembered us like it was yesterday, even though almost 3 years had passed! Deborah is not only an honest, funny and kind woman she is also an EXCEPTIONAL appraiser. She takes the time to educate the clients about their diamonds and gives you the oppurtunity to appreciate characteristics about your stone that you never even knew existed! Never does she make you feel rushed and she is more than willing to answer any questions...not to mention she produces an appraisal report unlike any other! We highly recommend Deborah to anyone who wants to work with the BEST gemologist around! *Wonderful Staff *LGBT Friendly
My fiancé and I went to see Deborah for an appraisal on an engagement ring. To start, we were greeted immediately and didn't have to wait. She accommodated our work schedule with a late appointment and made us feel welcome from the moment we sat down in her office. Deborah took the time to explain every detail about the ring; her knowledge is extremely impressive. It is very evident that Deborah genuinely enjoys what she does. She is a true professional who is honest, skilled and passionate. I will HIGHLY recommend Deborah in the future. She is truly a pleasure!
All I can say is PHENOMENAL WOMAN. That is Deborah, The Jewelry Appraiser. She has style, professionalism, personality and an incredibly vast knowledge about gems. Deborah is the first and only appraiser you'll ever need in your lifetime . Take all your concerns to Deborah you'll never regret it. You are without a doubt in great hands. She's AWESOME!
Meet Deborah Villepigue was very helpful with my jewelry. I had purchased an questionable ruby bracelet from a friend years ago. Deborah took a look at it and with my luck found it to be real rubies and diamonds worth triple what I paid. Deborah easy to chat with and personal. I recommend
Can't say enough good things about Deborah. Not only is she an industry expert but also just a genuinely caring person. Would wholeheartedly recommend her for getting any jewelry appraised!
Deb knows her business,,,you will get 100% of her attention while you are there, and you will receive the TRUTH about the piece you are having appraised. If you have been looking for the BEST, stop right here, you have found it.
THE BEST! THE BEST! THE BEST! There is no other way to describe Deborah. She is extremely detailed and knowledgeable. I can't even begin to explain how comfortable I was during her appraisal and how satisfied I was when I left. She is the wizard of all appraisals. She gives such accurate specifics about the items being appraised. I honestly think that everyone in the world should use her for any appraisals they have. If you go anywhere else, it's a foolish move. If you are looking for the best, you will get the best with Deborah The Jewelry Appraiser!!! Thank you sooo much!!!
Debórah is absolutely amazing!! I recommend her to everyone I come across. She has a passion for what she does and it clearly shows. We went to her for my engagement ring last year and couldn't wait to go back to her for our band. She is very professional and knowledgeable when it comes to diamonds. I love working with her and will continue to do business with her forever!!
Debórah is absolutely amazing!!! I recommend her to everyone I come across. She has a passion for what she does and it clearly shows. We went to her for my engagement ring last year and couldn't wait to go back to her for our band. She is very professional and knowledgable when it comes to diamonds. I love working with her and will continue to do business with her forever!!!
After having a ring appraised from 2other sources and not being satisfied with either ,I read about Deborah... I called and she appraised my ring ....all I can say is that I am sooo glad I met her ...I not only was extremely satisfied but I feel like I have made a friend ...she's the best and anyone that is in doubt don't be...she knows her stuff ... Jeanette and Ron L.
My only advice is to GO SEE DEBORAH ASAP! She was amazing! She taught me so much about my ring that I fell in love with it even more then I did when I first got it! She is beyond passionate about her work and it shows. She walked me through every single step of what she was doing and even showed me things about my ring that I had no idea about. I have already recommended her to 3 of my friends and even some new friends we met while vacationing!
My fiancé and I had a wonderful experience at The Jewelry Appraiser. Debòrah is passionate about her work, and she does a great job. Debòrah made us feel right at home, and walked us through every step of the way; she was very thorough and took her time. Her fun personality makes for a terrific experience! I highly recommend The Jewelry Appraiser!
My fiance and I were referred to Deborah with the comfort we would be going to "the best." The best may be an understatement. Deborah was incredible, better than the best. From the moment we entered her office we felt at ease and comfortable. Deborah took the time to explain every possible detail about both the diamond and band. She was professional and informative all while maintaining her great personality. She more than impressed the both of us with her ability to identify every aspect of the diamond all by eye. Deborah was informative, polite, funny and professional from start to finish. I would/will be recommending her to friends and family and will certainly use her again for any future jewelry needs.
I was looking for an appraiser to appraise my new diamond stud earing's,I didn,t want to get recommended by the jeweler,that i bought the jewelry from , i wanted an independent appraiser ,someone who would just work for the client ,, not the jeweler. So i was given a business card to deborah by someone that had gone to her in the past,,She was wonderful ,, honest ,, knowledgeable, and kind, she took her time to explain everthing to me ,, she told me what to look for in a diamond and told me all about how great my diamonds turned out to be .I was very pleased to hear that ,, so much so that she took a look at my wedding band and engagement ring and took the time out to appraise those also for me ,,All and All a great experience ,, I would recommend her to everyone and use her again for future purchases.
I loved everything about my visit. The office has a warm Native American decor which I felt provides a calm positive Aura to the visit with the extremely knowledgable Debórah. My fiancé and I walked into her office expecting her to just look at us take the ring inspect it, write us a report take the money, and send us home. Little did we know we were in for a lot more than we expected. With Deborah and her services, I must say you're not using just an appraiser. You've met your ( God willing ) life long Jewelery appraiser. I've never met someone who made me feel like they genuinely care about me and my Jewelery as much as I do until I met Deborah. She took my fiancée ring and inspected it, took a forensic fingerprint of the diamond, and found some flaws in the ring itself (the setting not the diamond ) and right away she said " give me your Jewelery phone number this is unacceptable" she got on the phone and she told him that he has to change some things in the ring. The guy didn't even argue he just said "okay send them over and I'll have it taken care of this week", that's when I knew I was in the presence of greatness. Her work speaks for itself. I mean she literally took my finances ring off her finger and looked into the band and told her " this ring has been worn for about 3.5 weeks" and both me and my fiancées jaws just dropped and hit the floor. She hit the nail on the head. And that's when I knew I was clearly in the hands of the BEST. Her advice doesn't stop at your diamond ring. But shes also very knowledgable when it comes to all Jewelery and how to wear Jewelery and what kind of Jewelery your skin can even handle. OH, by the way ... That's Jewelery soap she carries is the real deal. We bought a bottle as we were leaving the visit. And we've been cleaning all the Jewelery we have and it's actually amazing the work it does. Hope this review is helpful to you guys. I'm telling you you can never go wrong when dealing with Deborah The Jewelery Appraiser. She's hands down the best.
Deborah knows her stuff. I came in knowing so little about diamonds and rings and Deborah took me under her incredibly brilliant wing and talked me through everything I needed to know. When I was away from NY she was able to go on phone and video calls with me to show me all the options. She understood my partner's taste and was able to help me find the right type of setting and quality stone for her. Whether you are looking to get jewelry appraised or need a helping hand (and eye) picking out the perfect piece for your special person, I wholeheartedly recommend working with Deborah.
Deborah is thorough, diligent and patient. She took her time with us, answering all questions and giving us great insight into the science of diamonds. We learned a great deal and appreciated her candor. If you want someone that's going to sugarcoat things, then Deborah is not the appraiser for you. However, if you are looking for someone that's going to tell it to you straight, who is fair and honest than she is the person to have your jewelry appraised by. She is upfront and makes it clear that she provides an unbiased review of your jewelry. We felt like we were in good hands. She was also kind enough to provide a lesson on properly caring for your jewelry. I would strongly recommend Deborah.
I went to The Jewelry Appraiser after purchasing a tanzanite ring while on vacation. At first I was very nervous over the whole appraisal process. When I met Deborah I was put completely at ease. She is not only extremely professional but she is extremely knowledgeable as well. The jewelers I went to at first did not have the knowledge she has! I also had her map out my engagement ring, for insurance purposes, so it can never be swapped out without me finding out. She never rushed me and took 2 hours with me. I will take all my future purchases to Deborah from now on.
The appraiser to go to! Deborah is the best there is. She knows her information. She makes you feel at ease and walks you though the entire process. The cleaner is the best, makes my ring sparkle and all my friends envy.
I would highly recommend Deborah to anyone looking for a detailed, honest and thorough appraiser. I had purchased jewelry overseas, and was curious about it's value for personal and insurance reasons. Deborah was wonderful to work with. She had the same enthusiasm for jewelry that I have. We hit it off immediately. She was patient with my questions and concerns, explaining in detail her appraising techniques. She was able to provide me with a detailed appraisal, including photos, stone details, and the amount each piece appraised at. I've used appraisers in the past, including one appraiser who couldn't tell the difference between a tanzanite and an amethyst. I will be utilizing her services soon to appraise a few more pieces of jewelry I've picked up. She is the only appraiser I trust.
After my fiancé and I got engaged our jeweler recommended that we go to Deborah the Jewelry Appraiser to get my engagement ring appraised. It was easy to get in touch with her to make an appointment although I had to wait 2 weeks to get in to see her. Once I arrived for my appointment I was nervous because I have never had any jewelry appraised and hope my ring was as perfect as I thought it was! Deborah was a sweetheart! She told me that she was one of only 16 people who do this type of thing. She was extremely nice and even showed me what my diamond looked like in the machine. It was so blue! (Which is what you want). She walked me through the whole process so I felt like a part of it instead of just sitting there bored. She gave me her "magic soap" and it truly is the best! It makes my ring shine like it should. She asked to see my earrings and noticed that my ears were basically rejecting the earrings bc they were costume and she asked if I had been experiencing headaches..which I had been! She told me that it was because of these earrings! Mind blown! I would have never put the two together! I have since put in gold earrings and my headaches stopped! I highly recommend Deborah and I am glad to say that I will be a lifelong customer of hers!
My fiancee and I visited Deborah to get our engagement ring appraised. I knew to expect a good experience going in because of prior reviews, but it was even better than I could have ever imagined. First off, she is an expert at her profession, plain and simple. You'll find that out the moment she starts talking; she really knows her stuff. But more than that, she makes it a truly enjoyable experience. She answered all our questions, gave recommendations on how to care for our jewelry, and told us everything we needed to know plus more. I highly recommend visiting her for whatever services you may need. You'll be glad you did. Thanks Deborah!
An excellent location to get your jewelry appraised! Deborah is very knowledgeable and fair with her appraisals. The whole family is very welcoming. They were great with our kids also. I never saw someone take their work as passionately as she did.
I had a great experience at at the Jewelry Appraiser. Deborah Villepigue is very friendly, knowledgeable, and professional. I took my engagement ring to get appraised. She did a great job and even did research on my ring to get the most update date information because the cut and diamond are very different. I highly recommend The Jewelry Appraiser.
I have never received a more impressive level of service than I did when I brought my fiancé's engagement ring to Deborah Villepigue. I had done my research regarding the 4 C's, but in over an hour in her office I learned more about diamonds and my particular diamond ring than I had ever though possible. I was shocked when she rated the fancy yellow diamond set into the ring as one step below internally flawless and even more shocked when she valued the ring at more than I originally paid for it! I would absolutely recommend Deborah to anyone who is looking for an appraisal on jewelry and absolutely hope to return to her when I am looking to buy my fiancé jewelry in the future. She is top of the line.
I'm not one to write reviews...but I am so overwhelmed by my experience with "the Jewelry Appraiser - Deborah" that I felt it necessary. My experience with her was beyond wonderful. From the moment we walked in her office and was greeted by her husband Louie to the moment we walked out...we felt as if we were part of their family. Deborah's knowledge of Diamonds is second to none!!!! She's as magnificent as any flawless stone and I loved her sparkling personality. She is a rare find and anyone looking for a jewelry appraiser should look no further. Gina P.
Deborah is an extremely talented Appraiser! She pays attention to every absolute detail, and gives you a perfect description of your jewelry! You can contact her pretty much any time of day, and she is a very friendly person! You will know every detail about your jewelry before you leave! I would recommend her to ANYONE!
I went to meet Deborah for a appraisal on a engagement ring, let me just say she knows her stuff , when I left I knew everything about the ring and diamond she's friendly and down to earth and she helped me with everything above and beyond!!!
What an experience! My appointment with Deborah was truly amazing. She is so knowledgeable about her craft. She didn't just appraise my ring but taught me what I needed to know including how to clean it! I would ABSOLUTELY recommend her to anyone in the need of a trustworthy, truthful and knowledgeable appraiser. I had a wonderful experience and left feeling more confident than ever about my ring! Thank you!
Thank you Deborah for apprasing my jewerly in such a professional and competent manner. I have had previois experience with apprasiers and can honesly say that the Jewelery Apprasier was superior beyond all expectations. The time, care and quality of Deborahs work is so much better than what I had experienced in the past that I would reccomend her to my family, friends, and anyone else who is smart enough to look up appraisers on yelp.
Deborah and Louie are both the sweetest people I have ever met. Deborah put my needs first. She knew I was short on time to get my engagement ring appraised and booked me an appointment for the next day. Just from the moment we were on the phone I knew that there was something special about her. I couldn't wait to meet her. When we arrived there both Deborah and Louie treated us like we were family. We were there almost two hours because she was very thorough with her work. She explained every aspect of our ring. She wanted to make sure she was accurate and that we were getting the perfect appraisal. She also made us feel like we were at home she was sweet to our 10 month old baby and she made us feel so welcome almost like family. Overall our experience was outstanding. She made us very happy and I would recommend her to absolutely anyone. She's amazing!!! And we are so pleased with our decision. Thanks Deborah!!! --Chelsea and Sean
The Jewelry Appraiser, is an absolutely fantastic company. I would definitely recommend this company to anyone who wants their Jewelry properly appraised. Deborah was extremely professional and passionate about her profession. Her energy and her love for what she does shows in her quality of work. She was from the very first correspondence. After reading reviews, I was very thorough while inspecting my rings. She was better than I could have ever asked for. The best part for me was when she knew about how long ago I used the rings for the purpose of marriage proposal. She also recommended for me a proper person to go to for insurance purposes. Overall a great experience. If you want the BEST then go see Deborah.
This was a great experience. Being a young male, who just purchased an engagement ring, i was scared. I didn't know if i had gotten ripped off, nor did i know anything about diamonds at all. I was expecting an old woman who was going to be boring and explain to me things i wouldn't understand, but that did not happen. Debórah was young, funny, full of life and it was a treat to listen to knowledge. Not only did she explain everything to me in terms i could understand, she showed me every little thing in the diamond. She went over every little detail of the ring and created a 16 page report detailing every little spec. She also hooked me up with an insurance broker for my ring. Debórah herself is a gem, a one of a kind, brilliant woman, filled with life!
Deborah is an amazing person and she has made this experience unforgettable! Since this was my first time getting an appraisal, I did not know what to expect when I made my appointment with Deborah to appraise my engagement ring. She is super friendly, kind, patient, understanding, the list goes on and on, she's my new best friend! She is extremely knowledgeable and she took her time to educate me on my ring from its quality to geographical history. For a girl who is not in Deborah's profession, she simplified the attributes of my ring, appraisal process, insurance coverage, etc., to make sure that I understood everything and I really appreciated it. She made me feel comfortable to know that I can contact her at any time with any questions about my engagement ring, as well as, any other jewelry. I truly feel that I will forever be Deborah's customer and friend 🙂
I was referred to Deborah Villepique by my neighborhood jeweler to get an updated appraisal on a diamond ring I had inherited over 15 years ago. During the time spent examining the ring, I got a history lesson on the stone. The origin, approximate age,and the place it was cut. She discussed the different facets of the stone and anything and everything pertaining to that stone. I will never look at the ring the same way again. I never new getting an appraisal could be so interesting. SMG
My fiance and I went to Deborah to get my engagement ring appraised. she was awesome... She explained everything to us in such detail. She was super enthusiastic, she truly loves what she does and it shows. Also had a bunch of laughs( which is always nice)... made us feel very comfortable.... We had a EXCELLENT experiece!!!! will defintley refer friends and family to her
This was my first experience with needing a jewelry appraiser. Deborah was knowledgeable, professional and helpful. She answered all my questions and provided me with a thorough report. I would highly recommend her for your appraisal needs.
I was looking online to have my engagement ring appraised, for insurance purposes. I stumbled upon, Deborah The Jewelry Appraiser Inc. She had received excellent reviews from previous customers, so I figured I'd give her a try. She definitely lived up to my expectations. I loved the fact that she was open late, my appointment was for 7:30pm. My fiancé and I arrived early and they took us right in. Her mother and husband made us feel welcome. The atmosphere was very relaxing and comfortable. Deborah was amazing! She did more than just appraise my ring, she gave us advice on future jewelry purchases, recommended a jewelry store, and an insurance agent. She is well-versed when it comes to diamonds and elements. She simplified all of the complex scientific jargon to terms we could understand. She wanted to make sure that when we left there, we had more than the layman's knowledge of jewelry. The comprehensive report she made was so thorough, nothing was left out. I can't speak any more highly of Deborah. Her personality was so refreshing, we could literally talk for hours. When it was all said and done, she made sure we had direct access to her if we had any questions or concerns. We also purchased a bottle of nontoxic jewelry cleaning solution, (that she made herself), and I must say that it makes all of my jewelry sparkle. I recommend Deborah to anyone who needs an appraisal and I will definitely be coming back to have more jewelry appraised by her.
Deborah is a master of her craft. She is committed and smart and exceedingly honest. In an hour's time she removed all doubts I could ever have had about the value of my piece. I rarely make recommendations, but I was so impressed by her work that I felt everyone should know just how incredible she really is. The jewelry market is a tough market, even tougher for a novice, but having Deborah in your corner changes all of that. If you are buying jewelry, take it to her as soon as you can. She is worth her weight in gold!
Deborah's work and obligation to you as her client is oustanding and fabulous. For one is very straight forward; will breakdown your jewlery and educate you at the same time. She makes great recommendations, she makes herself available to you; shes commited to her work and she is very confident in her speciality. Third and favorite thing about her is that she honors her repretation over anything; therefore when you go to her you know you are working with a professional. My experience surpass my expectations. My fianace and I look forward to working with her again soon.
Highly, highly recommend. I have the pleasure to have our jewelry approved by Deborah. She went above and beyond in her service. Deborah is very honest, straightforward. She invested a lot of her time in our appointment. She inspected every detail of our jewelry and is incredibly meticulous. She is clearly brilliant at what she does, doing it with such a lovely personality and grace. Will only go to her in future!!
After getting engaged my fiance's jeweler recommended Deborah for an appraisal and I'm so glad he did! I had never gone for an appraisal before and wasn't quite sure what to expect... I was blown away by what a great experience it was. She was very thorough, explained everything as she was doing it and most importantly showed me how to clean my ring so I never have to turn it over to someone for a cleaning. She was also able to give me history on my diamond, something I had never thought of! I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking to get their jewelry appraised, I enjoyed it more than ring shopping!
Deborah is absolutely the best!!! Her professionalism, attention to detail & knowledge of all various stones is amazing. She takes her time going over each piece and explains everything in great detail....she knows her stuff inside and out. I highly recommend her and look forward to seeing her in the future
By far the best appraiser around !! So glad I went to see Deborah to get my ring appraised!! She is so passionate and caring about her clients !!! She explained all the ins and outs about my ring !! Made me understand everything !! She is the only appraiser i will ever see and recommend!! And love her jewelry cleaner !! Thank you Deborah
I would recommend Deborah to anyone who is looking to get their jewelry appraised. She has a vast knowledge about diamonds and stones in general. She knows exactly what she's doing and breaks it down for you in a way that you'll understand. She is honest, down to earth and just a wonderful person. All around great experience and I will definitely be back for future appraisals.
My boyfriend had bought me an engagement ring and i bought him a crown of light diamond rings in the Bahamas and unfortunately i was a victim of identity fraud immediately after the purchase. This made us not trust the quality of diamonds and gold we bought at Diamonds international. Deborah put our worries to rest with a detailed exam of our rings and explained the great quality of our stones, workmanship and the gold. She was able to put the light back in my eyes for the love of the ring that was giving as a commitment. This means a lot to us. Thank you. Deborah has also offered to assist in contacting Diamonds International to shed some light on the possible fraud that may be happening at that location.
We had a great experience with Debòrah! We didn't know what to expect, as neither of us knew alot about diamonds, but as soon as we met Debòrah we knew we were in good hands and that she was very good at what she did. She is very professional and explained every step of the appraisal process. I had my engagement ring appraised and she went above and beyond explaining everything to us and gave us her honest opinion on everything. Her honesty, authenticity, and expertise were very apparent and I was confident that I made the right decision in choosing her services over anyone else's. I would highly recommend her services to anyone looking for an honest, unbiased, professional and expert appraisal. Debòrah is a passionate about her work and it shows. We loved her and can't wait to go back with out wedding rings!
I cannot thank Deborah enough!!!! Her talent and knowledge of diamonds/jewelry is astounding!!! I went there to have my engagement ring appraised with my fiancé and we could not believe how down to earth and easy she was to talk to!! She made the experience fun, easy and even exciting!!! She is beyond AMAZING and words really cannot describe her enough!!! You MUST go to her, she is the best!!!!!!
Deborah is a rare find. She is the consummate professional of the jewelry appraising industry. I did a great deal of research nationwide before I decided to work with her. I have the utmost trust and respect for the services she provides, and she is the ONLY person I trust with my antique diamond ring. You will not be disappointed working with her. Not only is she a charming person to talk to, but she is also the best of the best when it comes to education, experience and expertise with fine jewelry.
Deborah is the best in the business. Very knowledgeable very honest. Had a few pieces of jewelry including an engagement ring I needed appraised. Her report was very detailed and really included everything and anything you could want to know about your jewelry. Deborah also forensically profiles your diamond, and cleans all your jewelry in her solution which she developed herself. All my jewelry never looked so good and I now have piece of mind that everything is insured. I'll be seeing Deborah again real soon to have a few more pieces appraised.
My fiancé and I came to Deborah a few weeks ago for my engagement ring to get appraised. We were very satisfied with her service. Deborah is truly an expert in her field and is very qualified! She is honest, patient, and gives great advice. My fiancé and I highly recommend her for your appraisal! By the way, there are a lot of bogus independent appraisers out there! They do not have the certifications and qualifications that Deborah studied for! She is legit!!!
Just got engaged and wanted to get a true appraisal for my engagement ring in order to get insurance. First time I've ever visited an appraiser and I had a wonderful experience. Deborah was extremely knowledgeable and very detailed about the whole process. She was very honest with her assessment and appraisal. Deborah was also extremely friendly and made the whole process go extremely smooth as if you were having a conversation with a friend. I would recommend her services to anyone and everyone, I do not know if its on the pricey or cheap side since I've never done this before but the amount of time she spent with us and the detailed explanation that we were given was well worth it.
Very professional service. I had to have an engagement ring appraised for insurance purposes, and I'm glad I have came to Deborah. She explains right from the get-go what her appraisal process entails as well as explaining any questions I had, all with great detail. What I appreciate is her non-biased view, she will tell you exactly how the diamond is, which in my opinion very useful. Deborah and her team will work diligently to ensure maximum customer service, as they have done so with me. I will highly recommend everyone to go see her.
I cannot say enough GREAT things about Deborah, she is AMAZING! If you have any jewelry that needs to be appraised this is the place to go. She is very straightforward and knowledgeable. We learned so much in the time that we were there. She really has your best interest in mind as her customer. She takes the time to teach you about your jewelry and is very honest. We are SO HAPPY that we went to her!!!!
Deborah was amazing! I had an engagement ring appraised here and wasn't sure what to expect. I was happy to find out that she was not going to beat around the bush in regards to how much the ring was in fact worth. She came out and said "I am not your cheerleader" and that's exactly what I wanted to hear. Overall the experience was a pleasant one and would definitely will go here for all future appraisals!
My fiancé and I truly had a wonderful experience with The Jewelry Appraiser. It was recommended from a family jeweler and we couldn't have been happier. Deborah and Louie were quick to respond, easy to talk to and work with. We felt very comfortable from the moment we walked in. Deborah was very professional and personable at the same time. She was able to read my personality right off the bat and put me at ease. Her knowledge and honesty helped to make my engagement ring everything I imagined it would be. It is evident that she is passionate about what she does.
My experience with Deborah Villepique, theJewelry Appraiser was fantastic. I could not be more satisfied with her professional service. Two weeks ago I searched on the internet for a trustworthy appraiser. I live in Manhattan yet chose to travel out to Long Island to Deborah's office. I chose Deborah Villepique both because she was one of only a few appraisers in the area accredited by the American Gemologist Association, and because of the numerous reviews her clients shared of their experience with her as being trust worthy as well as knowledgeable and helpful. She turned out to be all of that and a wonderful human being as well. Her spirituality seemed to underlie both her dedication to gemology and to service. As she examined and discussed my mother's diamond/sapphire gold bracelet and rings, it was apparent that she had both a deep knowledge of gems and metals as well as the market for fine jewelry. She explained to me what the market value of each piece was, and what qualities each piece had to be valued that way. I inherited these pieces and wanted to sell them so, she also shared the advantages and disadvantages of different approaches to selling them. Her report is meticulously detailed and widely respected which I expect will make selling my jewelry easier. I am now beginning the process of selling them and she offered her help with that as well.
It was a pleasure to meet Deborah, who made the appraisal experience personable and enjoyable. We had no clue about the process, but Deborah carefully took us through the appraisal steps. We were extremely impressed with her breadth of knowledge, which is shared with great passion. We learned so much in that short time frame! We came away knowing our "treasures" were placed in the right caring hands. Highly detailed unbiased reports are also provided along with friendly, helpful instructions on how to care for one's jewelry and gems. It was complete and comprehensive and would highly recommend anyone who has special jewelry in need of appraisal to go to Deborah first. Glad we found her! Ronnie C.
When my fiance purchased my engagement ring, our jeweler highly recommended that we go to Deborah to have it appraised. He didn't give us any other options. After meeting with her, we know why there were no other options! She is amazing! This woman knows her stuff! She tells you straight up that she isn't going to sugar coat anything. I loved my ring before I went to her. But, after she explained every facet and stone I have so much more appreciation for it. I love how she kept referring to my ring as "Her". She made the entire meeting feel so personal and special. She tested the ring on various equipment that she had in her office. She even allowed us to look at what she was seeing. She also showed me how to clean my ring properly. My fiance and I were so pleased with our experience with her. We already recommended her to several of our friends who are recently engaged. Deborah is one of a handful of certified independent appraisers/gemologists in the world. I definitely recommend you pay her a visit for any type of jewelry appraisal you may need. She is extremely knowledgeable, honest, AND very kind! Love love love her! Thank you Deborah for making me love my ring so much more than I did before. (I didn't even think that could be possible!)
Wow, I can't say enough about what a wonderful experience I had with Deborah (and her husband and business partner) Louie. Unfortunately, my parents passed away and my brother and I had a bunch of jewelry from our parents and grandparents, so we needed to figure out how to divide it evenly. We also had a bunch of things that looked like they might be valuable mixed in with costume jewelry, so we were in desperate need for someone competent--and honest--who could help separate the wheat from the chaff. Right from the beginning Deborah made me feel very comfortable; she told me that the numbers for each item she was giving me are "true market value," meaning that she could connect me with buyers who would pay that much. You'd think that there would be an opportunity for shady lowballing, but it was clear to me Deborah had my best interests at heart. For example, she often encouraged me to keep (rather than sell) a number of items she felt were too beautiful or unique to be sold to dealers for scrap metal, and a number of times she told me that I'd do better selling a few items on eBay than selling it through her connections. That kind of honesty is hard to come by. In addition to going through a lot of different items quickly, which I appreciated, Deborah gave me a lot of important information about each piece that I otherwise would not have known. For example, she could tell roughly when certain pieces were made, whether they were handmade or not, what country they were made in (in certain cases), and even found a few tiny inscriptions of initials that I had not seen, which allowed me to figure out which member of my ancestry owned it. Finally, Deborah paid for herself in that she discovered a number of items I thought were worthless that were actually worth hundreds of dollars. Who knew a few tiny little gold earrings or a super thin and small gold chain could be worth that much?!? All in all, Deborah (and Louie, who was very helpful and sweet) made the experience fun, interesting, and informative rather than anxiety producing. I'd highly recommend them.
My husband and I went to The Jewelry Appraiser on our ONE day off together. We were not aware that you needed an appointment but I suppose it was meant to be since she happened to have a cancelation and was able to squeeze us in. After having our original engagement ring stolen, she provided support to insure our new one and even helped give us information on how to clean the new ring, and how to make sure we are covered should a crime like that ever happen to us again. She even offered to make a phone call to an insurance company to let them know we were headed their way after explaining why renters insurance wasn't the insurance for us. I would recommend her to anyone and even plan on contacting her to visit my classroom, as she offered to present Native American rituals to my students. Overall, a great person and I left feeling like I made a new friend.
After getting engaged, I made an appointment to get the ring appraised. Deborah was such a delight! She was incredibly informative and took her time with us. From color to clarity, fluorescence (something I've never heard of prior to this visit) to how to clean the ring, Deborah was very thorough with her work. I highly recommend Deborah. A wonderful experience!
This was such an easy and pleasant experience. I had an engagement ring appraised. The entire appointment lasted an hour. You walk in and fill a quick questionnaire. Then you step in to Deborah's office which is equipped with everything needed. She did a detailed forensic exam of the diamond (more detailed than GIA), fluorescence test and other various measurements. She even looked at the small side rings which was an unexpected treat. She explained in detailed what it each result meant in a very clear, friendly manner. She also explained how to clean the ring. My friends and family had looked at the ring already and got their hand dirt all over it. But once Deborah cleaned it, WOW! I thought that I was looking at a different ring! It was like magic. I went from queens to her instead of going into manhattan because I'm leery about the diamond district after a friend shared his story with me. I highly recommend Deborah to everyone. I'll be going back to get my wedding rings appraised there.
My husband and I met with Deborah to have my engagement ring and wedding band appraised. We opted to meet with Deborah for the hour appraisal option, which was the best decision. In that hour, she was able to appraise not only my rings, but two other pieces of jewelry for a very reasonable price. Deborah is obviously the best in her field and it was apparent in the first five minutes of meeting her. Her credentials are outstanding and having the forensic and spiritual tribal culture background really compliments her profession. In that hour, Deborah was able to explain every little thing about the pieces. She obviously went over the typical things such as carrot, color, clarity, etc, but she also examined the pieces on a forensic and spiritual level. It was very chilling when she described each piece in that manner, but strangely it made the appraisal very soothing and personal. We have to admit Deborah is a tough appraiser. She does not sugar coat her findings, which we found respectable. Additionally, she does not give you the report right away. It takes about two weeks to generate so that she can conduct some additional research. Overall, we recommend you schedule an appointment with her to have your pieces appraised and all of your questions answered by a professional with rare credentials.
If you need your jewelry appraised, have it done by The Jewelry Appraiser! Debórah is personable, knowledgeable, and professional. She was recommended to our family by a police officer who knows her for her work for the Nassau County court system. Debórah has a laboratory on site though she is willing to travel to appraise large estates. She is an honest, independent appraiser who is not deeply connected to the establishment in the Diamond District.
Love is a beautiful, pure, and natural work of art that is admired by all that come in contact with it. Love is a theme park's main attraction that magnets millions of people from all around the world. Love is an enchanting and mouthwatering restaurant with a Zagat rating of 30. Love is a" two-thumbs" up film with endless Oscar nominations. But to me, most importantly, love is caring. As a customer and now an instant, life-long friend of Debòrah, she has shown me this type of love. She is a symbol of love. A true definition of caring. I have been fortunate enough, ever so blessed to cross paths with Debòrah, as I was about to embark on a journey that meant the world to me. I wanted to get down on one knee and propose to the most beautiful woman I had ever laid eyes upon. I wanted to get married. Well, you can't marry unless you are engaged. You can't propose unless you have a ring box. And in that ring box you need a diamond ring. And a ring, a diamond ring that would take my girlfriend's breath away, was the one thing I didn't have. I was lost in a stone-less forest without a compass. I was swimming in crystal-less lake. I've never shopped for a ring before and if I did I'm not sure you would call it "shopping". I had no idea what I was looking for or when the time came what I would be looking at. When I shared the good news with my mother the first words besides the words of celebratory applause and bliss were, "I'm going to text my friend Debòrah, she's an appraiser!" All we expected from Debòrah was a few recommendations on where I could go to make the biggest purchase of my life. I didn't want to be taken advantage of. Little did I know that that one text to Debòrah had opened up a door of beauty and hope. Debòrah immediately invited us into her office. As we stood outside the building waiting for Debòrah's arrival my mother filled the air with comments, compliments, and stories of Deborah. At that moment, even before coming face to face with Debòrah, I knew I was in good hands. My mother is a critic, loveable and big hearted, but definitely a tough audience. I just knew I would immediately think the world of this woman. When we finally did meet, I knew I was right. I thought the world of her. I was entranced and immediately captivated the moment I stepped foot into her office. Surrounding her room, resting on her furniture, and hanging on her walls were beautiful pieces of Native American mementos. Being an elementary school teacher and an American history enthusiast we discussed the décor of her office. She was very passionate on the subject and within moments without even discussing the ring she volunteered to teach a Native American lesson to my class once schools begins again in September. I was taken back with this remarkable gesture to help engage and inform my students of America's history. This act alone shows the love Debòrah has. Within moments of meeting me she was already leaving a mark on my life's journey. Now, as we know, Debòrah also has wealth of knowledge with jewelry. She shared this with me, providing me with every single thing I needed to know when I went out to find the perfect engagement ring. Our initial meeting lasted for two hours. Our second meeting lasted just as long. Debòrah is a professional, an expert, and it shows when she speaks. But Debòrah is also a wonderful human being. She has a big heart. She is loving and passionate and this too shows when she speaks. During the second meeting I showed Debòrah a picture of my girlfriend. She didn't take a quick, uninterested and impassive glimpse of it and hand the picture back to me. She stared at it, dove into it and got lost in the photograph. Her eyes were fixed on the picture, focused and caring. She held onto it for a minute or so, and commented on how beautiful my girlfriend was and how we looked like we are in love. This meant the world to me. Debòrah truly cares. I could sit here and type all that she told me about diamonds, settings, and dealers, and I appreciate every second she spent with me on that topic but Debòrah is an extraordinary person beyond her profession. She is passionate about life, always looking on the bright side. She has so much love for the world and she is sharing her love with every single person she comes into contact with. Thank you, Debòrah. Please keep being yourself because you make people smile.
My fiancee and I went to The Jewelry Appraiser after receiving news that our engagement ring may be fake. We did a lot of research and found out that Deborah is hands down the best at what she does. As a certified independent appraiser her knowledge of diamonds is undeniable and cannot be matched. Please do not go to a jewelry store. Jewelers are not appraisers and can provide you with false information. I learned this the hard way and my advice is to do it right and bring it to Deborah first. She provided us with an unbiased and honest appraisal. She put our minds at ease and provided us with helpful advice on how to proceed. We are so appreciative of Deborah and her staff for helping us out during this difficult situation. As a consumer its important to educate yourself because people will try to take advantage of your lack of knowledge. I give the Jewelry Appraiser and Deborah my highest recommendation. Purchasing an engagement ring is a huge step in ones life and having someone like Deborah in the business is truly a blessing.
Deborah is one of a kind. Helpful,trustworthy, and the best in the business. I had such a good experience with her. I felt like family, she was so easy to talk to. She helped me with questions and was so knowledgeable. I cant say enough about her. Now when ever anyone talks about jewelry, I tell them I have a wonderful appraiser for them. I thank you so much. RS
This is the second time my fiancée and I came to see Deborah, this time with a pair of earrings. As expected we learned a lot about the diamonds and their value. She's very thorough and knowledgeable, truly passionate about what she does. The office atmosphere is great, always a pleasure!
Deborah from The Jewelry Appraiser provides thorough, unbiased, expert jewelry appraisals, and I highly recommend working with her. She is straightforward, extremely good at what she does, and genuinely cares about her clients. I recently had a diamond appraised by her, and Deborah's expertise and strong sense of integrity were apparent at every step of the appraisal. She clearly explained what she was doing at each stage, patiently answered all my questions, and also provided helpful information about the market and industry. The entire experience made me feel completely secure that I was entrusting my jewelry with the best person possible. I will definitely go back for any future jewelry appraisals!
The Jewelry Appraiser is definitely reccomended to anyone who is looking for a certified appraiser. Deborah is a knowledgeable and friendly gemologist and appraiser. The fee is resonable for a full report and appraisal. I definitely enjoyed my visit there.
Deborah, Thank you for your patience and professionalism. I felt really comfortable after you explain everything in detail and answering all my questions. You truly love what you do. I have the upmost confidence to bring you any jewelry I purchase in the future for you to appraise. By the way, love your homemade cleaning soap. It definitely puts an extra spark in my diamond. Thanks a millions and you will definitely see me again. Best A very happy client.
We recently visited Deborah Villepigue for an engagement ring appraisal. We were very impressed with Deborah's expertise and knowledge in her field. She took great care in explaining the fine details of the ring and the stone, which one does not typically get from a jeweler. She made us feel very comfortable and provided honest feedback about our ring. We definitely will be visiting her in the future. We highly recommend Deborah Villepigue! We had a great experience learning all about our engagement ring!
My fiance and I went in this past Saturday to have my engagement ring appraised. From the moment we walked in we felt welcome and at ease. Deborah is a consummate professional and her professional ethics are beyond reproach. Beyond that Deborah used language that we understood and explained in detail every step of the process, making us feel extremely comfortable. We look forward to working with Deborah again in the future, and would recommend her to family and friends.
Looking for a forensic appraiser to ensure you get what you pay for? you've found her! Thank you Deborah for going above and beyond to ensure the authenticity of my piece of jewelry... The feeling is priceless!
Me and my fiance went to her numerous times for appraisels. She is honest, straight forward, very nice and very very through!!! Her office is very nice and clean and private. She does her job above and beyond what u would expect. She is willing to back up everything that she says and documents also. I would and will recommend her to anyone that is looking for a jewelry appraiser! She is absolutely amazing at her job!!!
WOW!!!!Deborah is one amazing person. The first time I met Deborah was when she appraised my wife's engagement ring. I was so worried that I bought a ring that was not good quality. The whole time I was in her office she made me feel so comfortable with the ring I chose. Has I was getting my appraisal done it was clear to me that Deborah well educated in her field. I learned about clarity, cut and color of the ring. Even handling my ring she was so genital as she worked with her high tech equipment. I walked into her office that day has a stranger and left feeling like I was family. I met with Deborah another time when my wife lost one of her stones. I contacted Deborah and told her what had happened. She went right into action and helped us 100% with replacing the stone. As our ring was getting fixed Deborah contacted us several times to see how things were going and what was the status was of the ring. Deborah clearly puts her clients first. I definitely would keep on recommending her to everyone I know. It's so rare to find such a caring jewelry appraiser Deborah is the exception in the business. Thanks You for Everything Deborah