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
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
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!
Great dance music, karaoke is the best around, food was great, and of course they have the NFL Sunday Ticket and 3 big screens
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 h
Pros: Professional, Honest, Independent, Certified, Knowledgeable, Experienced.
It was a amazing night! Went out with my GF for dinner and a night out. We had there salmon. All I can say is WOW. They told us to come back later for the club. We came back to see the place transformed in to a night club you would expect to see in New York. The D.Jâ€™s blow the place up. We forgot we were in Maineâ€¦ LOL
Pros: FOOD AND D.J.'S
Cons: PARKING SUCKED
I can't say enough great things about Beth. Having made a big purchase online, I wanted to make sure I was getting what I paid. Beth's expertise and knowledge reassured me about my purchase. At the appointment Beth made me feel comfortable right from the start. I was free to ask any of the many questions I had about the ring. She explained to me exactly what she was doing each step while evaluating the jewelry. Best of all, Beth was very honest and unbiased. I never felt any pressure to get an appraisal because I was just there to get some verification on my purchase. I would not hesitate to refer any friends or family to come see Beth. I will definitely come see Beth again for any jewelry assistance or advice.
Pros: Honest, Unbiased, Professional
It was a pleasure working with Beth. I highly recommend her services to anyone who needs a jewelry appraisal, especially for a large purchase like an engagement ring. I needed an appraisal for a diamond ring I was about to give my girlfriend. I was concerned about my purchase but Beth gave me the confidence I needed in knowing the diamond I purchased was exactly what I thought I had paid for. Her appraisal was very detailed and through. Beth demonstrated that she is an industry expert and I would highly recommend her to anyone.
Pros: Absolutely the Best! Personable, knowledgeable, professional.
Came to 51 Wharf for a bachelor party with a group of six guys. We reserved a table about a month in advance which I highly recommend for any group of guys that plan on coming here. The venue is pretty sick as you enter into the club, you are greeted by a large bar, taking up more then half the room. When I needed water on the way to the bathroom, the bartenders were attentive but extremely busy. The rest of the club is pretty big and a few VIP areas are around the club. They also had a really good bottle selection. Waitresses were top notch in terms of service. Probably the best bottle service ever. Never had an empty drink (or a weak one for that matter). They went above and beyond to make the experience great and even mixed a bunch of on the spot shots that I've never heard of before. Music was great. A good amount of top40 music along with dance. I requested a house song and although they were accommodating, they said that there was another room with another DJ that played house, trance etc. This place was awesome. For all the people that complained about expensive, try a real city. $5 for a well drink wasnâ€™t expensive. It was busy, but it seems like people
Not knowing which direction to go when it came to getting my jewelry appraised for insurance, I stumbled upon New England Gem Appraisals website. I was impressed with the site as it was informative and just not fluff. I called, talked to Beth and set up an appointment. Beth was friendly, professional, and very knowledgeable in many different aspects of the fine jewelry industry. I walked away with not only the appraisal I contracted for, but also a wealth of knowledge about the many pieces of jewelry I had appraised. I will definitely go to Beth for all my future appraisal needs. I highly recommend her!
Pros: Expert, Professional, Knowledgeable, Friendly
A HUGE THANKS to New England Gem Appraisals! I recently took a Caribbean cruise and fell for the slick marketing techniques telling us how to buy jewelry on the islands. I bought a beautiful fancy cut diamond ring for a fraction of its price! Did I ever feel good about the deal. When I returned home, I took it to my local jeweler to confirm my brilliance. Was I surprised when he told me the diamond was lower quality than the Caribbean jeweler told me it was, the one page appraisal I received was a marketing gimmick, and the worst part was the price I paid was no deal. I felt taken. I called the Caribbean jeweler to return the ring explaining that my local jeweler told it was substandard in quality. To my amazement, they informed me I would need a written appraisal from an Independent Certified Jewelry Appraiser before they would even consider taking the ring back! They told me my local jeweler was not acceptable as he was biased. I needed to find a truly independent jewelry appraiser, one that did not work in a jewelry store, buy or sell gold or jewelry, and was certified as a jewelry appraiser by a national jewelry appraisal association. After a great deal of searching
Pros: ABSOLUTELY THE BEST IN THE BUSINESS!
Pros: Great food always, great service, great atmosphere, very clean, resonible priced drinks
Go check it out. DJ-BrianC is the best in the area for karaoke. He's also the only Chartbuster certified legal in the state which is always a plus!
Pros: Great food, people, and karaoke DJ.
Cons: Their getting established so its a little slow but an awesome place to be!
A fun spot for all....
Pros: AWESOME BAR - feels like New York, New York kinda bar.
Just a FUN SPOT with Bernie Orne (owner) always in the house and ready to party... Summer never ends at Bernie's so join him any weekend and all the OOB regulars become part of the deck scene, great drinks, great people, and oh what a bad DANCE POLE contest every Wednesday, CASH PRICES. See ya at Weekend At Bernie's Beach Club.
Pros: AWESOME spot to spend time at OOB, great deck, drinks, and hot bartenders. Karaoke Monday thru Thursdays w/ D.J. Mark B.Sunday nights LATE NITE DYNAMITE a totally 80's band.Friday and Saturday night D.J's Lou and Jeff awesome dudes.
Cons: NONE YET
their desk is a wyeth family painting table. COOL!!
Pros: Unlike any gallery in Portland. This gallery has somthing for everyone and their artwork is so unique
Very flexible, could meet me at my own job to train me and personalized my plan to fit my goals.
Pros: Very professional and informative in his field.
Last place to recommend out of all restaurants
Pros: The food is edible
Cons: owners not friendly one bit. If he was as kind as he was tall bull feeneys still wouldn't get half my foot in the door. Maybe a little kindness to anyone that enters the bull shadiness might help when it comes to customer service.