Sharlene was outstanding! I purchased a ring that I wanted to have her take a look at – her honesty and assessment of the ring allowed me to make an informed decision on how best to proceed. The ring ended up being completely reset due to the original poor craftsmanship that Sharlene assessed. Her reputation is A+++. Looking forward to working with her again! – ColleenKathryn Hoffpauir
I had some pieces I needed to get appraised for insurance purposes. Sherlene came highly recommended. She is very professional and also very knowledgable about the jewelry business. I have gone back to her several times and it is always a pleasant experience. My favorite thing about her is that she has great input to help her clients. I had lots of jewelry that I did not where anymore and she told me about an amazing jeweler she works with and that I should repurpose what I have. It was a fabulous idea and I cannot be more pleased with the outcome. She just appraised all my new pieces and was very impressed with the work that was done. I told her she was the brain behind it all! I am so excited to wear my new and very special pieces that I just had appraised.
I loved working with Sherlene and will defintley recommend her / work with her again. Easy to schedule with, fair pricing, and she even talked through different design ideas with me when conducting an assessment of my stones!
Great person to deal with. Sherlene took a look at my engagement ring today and provide a detailed report for insurance purposes. Very knowledgeable and professional! I will definitely be coming back for my future jewelry appraisals!
I am not sure how to even begin to convey how wonderful this experience was from beginning to end. I am not from this area originally- and was not sure who to trust with my ring. While everything has a price- this ring is priceless to me. Sherlene was so respectful of that and was an absolute pleasure to work with! Her professionalism and knowledge radiates from the moment you call to set up the appointment. It was so nice to be able to be there with her- and she explained every step. The documentation and pictures are amazing and are wonderful for any type of insurance need.
When I had to arrange for appraisal and sale of stones a friend had inherited, I was completely lost. Sherlene was fantastic. She is incredibly knowledgeable, not only about stones but about the market and how best to arrange for a sale. I would definitely refer family and friends to her.
Sherlene was amazing. I had gone into a jeweler that contracts with her for appraisals. She called to let me know that the diamonds in the tennis bracelet were lab grown and not worth what I paid. I returned the item and when the new bracelet came in she saw me the very same day. She was very precise in testing and reviewing the stones. This time I hit a home run with my purchase. I highly recommend.
We had a great experience with Sherlene. She was prompt, professional and provided a great report for insurance purposes. I would hire & refer her again anytime!
If you need jewelry appraised Yantz Bradbury Associates is the place to go. Making an appointment was easy and the appraisal was done in a timely matter. Sherlene really went the extra mile to make sure all our questions were answered and our needs were met. While doing the appraisal she informed us of every step and when done presented us with a detailed report. It was truly a pleasure to work with this company and plan on using them in the future.
We are so impressed by the professionalism, knowledge, skill, and charm of Ms. Bradbury so are grateful for the recommendation from a Washington, DC jewelry store. Her jewelry background and resume are impeccable as is her expertise in gems, metals, and overall jewelry wisdom. The Yantz Bradbury Associates website is a wealth of information, including mention of the Background Check Cleared Program. This membership lends an extra degree of confidence to her clientele. My husband who is an engineer by education and a former federal agency head by profession is hard to impress but was delighted by our recent experience. I am highly recommending this business to friends and family in need of any jewelry appraisals, insurance or estate evaluations, gem identification, and more. A consultation with Ms. Bradbury is a must for any fine jewelry enthusiast.
I highly recommend Yantz Bradbury Associates for anyone looking to have jewelry appraised. I was so impressed with Sherlene’s knowledge and professionalism. She walked me through each step of the process as she carefully examined and documented my pieces. If you are looking for truly excellent customer service from a trustworthy certified master appraiser, makes sure to contact Yantz Bradbury Associates.
I would greatly recommend the services of Ms. Bradbury for any jewelry appraisals and/or purchase consultations. I recently made a purchase of a GIA cert. diamond for an engagement ring. I wanted to verify the stones authenticity as well as get an appraisal for insurance purposes. Ms. Bradbury was extremely professional and helpful with providing the appraisal. She explained a lot about diamonds and differences between the characteristics (not just the 4Cs). As she was working, she even was telling me the histories behind the different Certification organizations. It was all very interesting stuff and just proved how knowledgeable she was on all matters related to gemstones. Her services were recommended by a coworker of mine and I’m glad I followed through. The appraisal documents she provided were accepted by my insurance company, everything about this process has been seamless.
Very helpful and explained all questions thoroughly. Helped make me feel comfortable during one of the most important purchases in my life. Thank you!
I highly recommend Sherlene for jewelry appraisals. Her extensive knowledge of colored stones (including tanzanite) and diamonds is impressive. Her experience and background as a certified GIA gemologist and senior member of the National Association of Jewelry Appraisers lend additional credence to her appraisals. She was a pleasure to work with!
Lisa Marie Wyatt
YB Associates is a fantastic resource for people who own jewelry or businesses that sell it. Sherlene is detailed, thorough and knowledgeable about gems, jewelry, workmanship, quality and rarity. She understands the current market of supply and demand. Her assessments of jewelry are reliable for both the retail, wholesale and investment trade. I highly recommend this dynamic jewelry duo. Both Sherlene and her husband really know their stuff and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to any person or company who needs top notch appraisers who are incredibly thorough, detailed and accurate. Thank you Sherlene!!!!
Sherlene did appraisals for me for insurance purposes, and she provided exceptional service! She is meticulous in her work and took her time to ensure everything was done exactly right. She also took the time to answer all my questions and gave me a brief lesson about jewelry, etc. In addition to her professionalism and outstanding service, she is super personable and has a great sense of humor. I would absolutely recommend Sherlene/Yantz Bradbury Associates, and I will certainly use her services again. And, having a background check cleared for her company is a wonderful added bonus!Dave Gets
We needed to have a recent jewelry purchase appraised for insurance purposes, and we had numerous other pieces that had not been appraised in well over a decade. Sherlene cleaned and inspected each piece, pointed out what needed to be repaired, explained how she performed her appraisal, and sent us on our way with written appraisals and photos. And we got to watch the entire process! The charge was very reasonable, especially considering her expertise and years of experience. It could not have been easier! We highly recommend Sherlene for your jewelry appraisal needs!
Top notch service. Answered all my questions and concerns. Very professional, sharp and pleasant. They have background checks on themselves, associates they do business with, makes you feel worry free about letting your eye off your jeweler!
Sherlene exceeded all of my expectations! First, I am very busy, so the fact that she came to me was fantastic. Second, she is professional and efficient. I have had appraisals done before and it has taken at least one week or more. Sherlene came with everything she needed to do the job. Before she left the appraisal was complete and I had two copies of the certified documents. She also made sure that she didn’t appraise things that just weren’t worth it by letting me know BEFORE she started. Not only does she have over 38 years of experience but I don’t think I know any other jewelry appraisers who have a Background Check Cleared badge issued by Global Investigative Services.
I was referred to Sherlene by my jeweler to get some pieces appraised for insurance purposes. Sherlene is extremely professional and knowledgeable. I felt very comfortable with her handling my valuables… especially since she is Background Check Cleared, which means that she successfully completed a thorough background check and has passed it based on specific criteria. I would highly recommend Sherlene for appraisals, evaluations and consultations.
Sherlene’s expertise was made abundantly clear to me as she appraised my items as I sat with her (a service many appraisers don’t offer). Sherlene has exceeded my expectations in her professionalism and customer service. I would readily recommend her to anyone, and I will be returning to her for all of my jewelry appraisal needs. I am very happy that I was referred to her by my jeweler Dominion Jewelry. I have received top notch service and couldn’t be more pleased!
Had an excellent experience with YBA. They brought not just qualifications but years of expertise and experience to the table. They were able to quickly and efficiently provide an appraisal for an out of the ordinary item , with customer service that went way above and beyond. I recommend them 100%.
Sherlene Bradbury was recommended to us by an acquaintance who works at Tiffany’s. (My wife has some old and quite valuable items but we were informed that Tiffany’s does not do such appraisals.) It is obvious from review of Sherlene’s credentials, as set out on her website, why she was so highly recommended. We met with Sherlene in her Maryland office. She was gracious, gave us plenty of time, provided considerable information not given to us by our other appraiser, performed the appraisal on the spot, provided an impressive hard copy, and charged a very reasonable fee. What more could you want! – JW, Alexandria, VA (5-9-16)