About Us

Our philosophy is simple... we want you to have peace of mind when it comes to your jewelry appraisal needs.

That is why we provide our customers with comprehensive, unbiased appraisals to ensure that your jewelry is protected.

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Heritage Appraisers, Inc. is the largest independent jewelry appraisal company in the US, providing high quality jewelry appraisals, in numerous locations nationwide. Privately owned and run since 2006, our purpose is to provide people with comprehensive, unbiased, and factual jewelry appraisals that meet their insurance and personal needs. Today, Heritage Appraisers provides jewelry appraisals to over 250 retail stores across the country.

Our Story

Twelve years ago, our founder, Stephen Lott, recognized that there was a need that he could fill in the appraisal side of the jewelry industry. As demand for appraisals increased, appraisers were often bogged down with time-consuming processes and clunky software solutions. Customers had a dissatisfying experience, unsure if their appraisal would be accepted by their insurance company or if they could access their appraisal in the future. Stephen built a network of qualified appraisers and partnered with trusted jewelry stores to build the appraisal program. Then, recognizing the need for easy to use and accessible software, Stephen developed The Loupe, where appraisers can create professional jewelry appraisals anytime, anywhere, and from any computer or device. Now, Heritage Appraisers performs over 30,000 jewelry appraisals for customers each year using The Loupe to customers throughout the United States.

  • Quality, accurate jewelry appraisals for customers in stores and by appointment
  • Jewelry appraisals accessible online for appraisers and customers any time, anywhere
  • Easy way to update existing jewelry appraisals saving customers time and money

Our People

All of our appraisers are Graduate Gemologists from the Gemological Institute of America (G.I.A). We take pride in the high approval rate of our insurance appraisals and have a BBB rating of A+. Our jewelry appraisals are not subject to the retailer and remain completely independent. No matter where you purchased your jewelry when you work with Heritage Appraisers, we are committed to you and the guidelines set by the National Association of Jewelry Appraisers (N.A.J.A.).

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Join Our Team

Are you an independent jewelry appraiser looking for an opportunity increase your income, travel to new places, and learn more about the jewelry appraisal industry? Then Heritage Appraisers, Inc. may be the right place for you. We are looking for appraisers who thrive in a fast paced environment and who have excellent communication skills to join us as we continue to grow. Must Be:

  • Willing to travel
  • Able to complete appraisals while client waits
  • A GIA graduate gemologist or graduate of equivalent gemological education
  • A Member of a National Jewelry Appraisal Association.
  • Computer literate


Office building


Main Office

23945 Mercantile Dr., Suite C
Beachwood, OH 44122


Phone: 1-216-591-0685
Fax: 1-216-803-4245




Office Hours

Monday - Friday
10:00am - 5:00pm


By appointment only