The jeweler told us that you should have your ring (or other diamond jewelry, I guess) appraised every couple of years for insurance purposes. We had my ring appraised when Nate bought it about five years ago, but it never occurred to me to get it appraised again. The jeweler told us that the price of diamonds has increased 30 percent in their store in just the last month. So if something happens to my ring, I would be up a creek for sure because the amount the ring is insured for wouldn't cover what it's worth today.
The jeweler said they could have my ring appraised for $100, but they'd have to send it off. Ugh. My Memaw always told me not to leave your diamonds with anyone because they could switch the stones on you and you'd never know. So now what? I've put in a call (OK, text) to my friend who used to work in the jewelry business. I'm hoping she has some sage advice for me (and I'll pass it along).
But overall, it was a good day. Quick trip to Austin, fixed ring, my diamonds are worth more money (cha-ching!) AND I splurged on an iced sugar cookie covered in sprinkles.
Hoping your day just got a little richer, too!