Dedicated to Gem & Pearl Identification

Gem & Pearl Lab – Fees

(plus VAT at 20%)

A) GEM IDENTIFICATION – All stones not covered in sections B & C

Verbal Fees

£20 – £40
@ £5 per carat

Report Fees

£40 – £80
@ £10 per carat

Flat rate of £20/£40 for lower value items
B) GEM IDENTIFICATION – rubies, sapphires, emeralds (including treatment opinions), alexandrite chrysoberyl, jadeite/nephrite jade, opal; red spinel, paraiba-type tourmaline, and quartz:

Verbal Fees

£40 – £80
@ £10 per carat

Report Fees

£60 – £120
@ £15 per carat

Flat rate of £30/£60 for lower value items
C) COUNTRY OF ORIGIN OPINIONS – Natural rubies and sapphires; and natural emeralds (including treatment opinions):

Verbal Fees

£60 – £120
@ £15 per carat

Report Fees

£80 – £160
@ £20 per carat

Flat rate of £45/£80 for lower value items
D) INDIVIDUAL PEARLS – (one to five pearls – larger numbers surcharge)

Verbal Fees

Less than 10ct: £40
Over 10ct: £4/ct

Report Fees

Less than 10ct: £60
Over 10ct: £6/ct

Cultured:

£30 flat rate

E) SAMPLE TEST OF ROWS/NECKLACES/ETC OF PEARLS

Verbal Fees

(Centre Pearl)
Less than 5mm: £50
5 – 8mm: £60
8 – 9mm: £90
Over 9mm: POA

Cultured:
£40 flat rate

Discretionary

 

Extra rows £10 each
Extra rows £20 each
Extra rows £30

Report Fees

(Centre Pearl)
Less than 5mm: £75
5 – 8mm: £90
8 – 9mm: £120
Over 9mm: POA

Cultured:
£60 flat rate

Discretionary

 

Extra rows £15 each
Extra rows £30 each
Extra rows £35

Purplish Pink Cultured Freshwater Pearl
Purplish Pink Cultured Freshwater Pearl