At UNIQ, we include a complimentary appraisal with every purchase. Our appraisal are completed by a local diamond and jewellery appraisal company, the Toronto Diamond Laboratory (TDL). The TDL is staffed by experts trained in jewellery and diamonds at the best school in the world, the Gemological Institute of America (GIA). TDL appraisals are typically for values in well in excess of purchase price. The reason for this is two-fold. The first reason is that you are getting a better price at UNIQ than a similar upscale retail store due to our 35 years in the dealing with manufacturers in the wholesale business. The second reason is that the value appraised is designed to protect clients for a loss incurred within 5 years of the appraisal date. This value is an educated “Retail Replacement Value” estimate based on history, current market conditions and trends. We recommend that your fine jewelry appraisals be updated every 5 years.