Portland ME City Guide - Portland Maine Social Networking
Sunday, Jun 11, 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Place : The Old Port
Tuesday, Jun 6, 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Place : State Theatre, Portland, Maine
Saturday, Jun 3, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Place : no venue specified
Friday, May 26, 5:00 PM - Sunday, May 28, 4:00 PM
Place : Cross Insurance Center
Saturday, May 20, 12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Place : All Roads Music Festival
Sunday, May 14, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Place : The Thirsty Pig
Sunday, May 14, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Place : The Tarratine
Portland Recent Ratings & Reviews
Comments : If you've never had good jewelry appraised and aren't even sure what you own, it can be nerve wracking to find someone you can trust. Do you go to the jewelry store in the mall? No. New England Gem Appraisals is the place. Friendly, unassuming, answers dumb questions that they have probably heard a million times. Reams of experience. Works in front of you. Provides great documentation for insurance purposes. Will tell you something is not authentic in the kindest way. Expertise is not cheap, but their service is worth the cost; knowing for sure from someone with no stake in the outcome lets you sleep better.
Pros : Master Gemologist Appraiser Certified Master Appraiser
Comments : Beth and Steve are true professionals, friendly, and provide great service. Their hour-long appraisal of my engagement ring was very informative. I felt confident going to New England Gem Appraisals based on their glowing reputation online and they did not disappoint. I'd recommend them to anyone, which I'm doing here. It was money very well spent.
Pros : Professional, Friendly, Knowledgeable, Safe Environment
Cons : None!
Comments : You don’t get 5 stars from so many people unless it’s true! Beth and Steve are the real deal! New England Gem Appraisals has a real office and with all their diplomas, you immediately know they are the consummate professionals in their field. Be sure to set up an appointment with them, an easy thing to do through their website. They responded quickly to my initial inquiry. I did not need to leave my jewelry with them, a huge bonus and relief. My jewelry never left my sight. They did the initial evaluation and photography during the appointment. My appraisal was mailed to me a few days later. It was a bound book, very different from the one-page jewelry store appraisals. During the appointment, they gave me all sorts of extra information about my diamonds, something o one else ever did. I was finally able to see what my diamond really looked like! It’s an incredible experience that I never expected from “you need to get a new appraisal in order to get new insurance”. It was actually fun and educational. I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND New England Gem Appraisals! (And the European Bakery shop downstairs is a real plus!)
Pros : Consummate Professionals!
Cons : Zero
Comments : Great dance music, karaoke is the best around, food was great, and of course they have the NFL Sunday Ticket and 3 big screens
Comments : I recently made a large diamond ring purchase, and was seeking an independent appraiser, one that wouldn't be biased and would give me an honest appraisal. I searched online and found New England Gem Appraisals as one of the recommended appraisers in the Boston area. I shot Beth Doughty an e-mail, and she was very quick to call me back. She was also very accommodating to my scheduling needs. During our meeting, she examined the ring without looking at any of the documentation so that she could give me her honest opinion without being biased towards the information provided on the GIA Cert. She was able to verify the stats of the diamond and ring, and matched what was provided on the GIA Cert, which was assuring. She explained in detail as she performed each step in her examination process, allowing me to absorb her wealth of information. She was patient with me as I asked her question after question. Once the examination was complete, she told me it would take her a couple days to complete the appraisal report. I was blown away when I received it. The depth and information provided on the appraisal is much more than I was expecting. She went beyond my expectations. I highly recommend Beth Doughty for all your jewelry appraising needs. She will not disappoint.
Pros : Professional, Honest, Independent, Certified, Knowledgeable, Experienced.