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.
Kit M. 3/19/2021
Sherlene was very professional and knowledgeable. Her set-up for appraisals was out of her house – it was comfortable and all parties wore masks. She’s been in the jewelry business for many years and i felt confident in her appraisal.
Stuart G. 10/30/2019
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.
Carl H. 9/22/2019
I just had my fiancee’s engagement ring appraised with Sherlene and it was exactly what I expected after reading the reviews on Yelp.
I will most certainly use her services again whenever the time arises.
Thank you so much for your time and professionalism!
Lisa S. 8/30/2019
We needed an insurance appraisal for a family engagement ring and we found Sherlene through Yelp and also through some related associations with directories. She was very professional, thorough, and provided us with an official-looking report for our insurance that included the estimated value of the stone. The process was pretty neat to watch, as well. Since we were planning to reset the ring, she offered some suggestions based on the coloring of the diamond, suggested a local jeweler for a custom setting, and offered to do an updated report on the new ring for a price discount. We will definitely be going back to her for the second appraisal, and I strongly suggest giving her a try if you are looking for an appraisal!
Candt M. 12/17/2018
When buying jewelry you defiantly need a good appraiser and Sherlene is defiantly the best I have met. Yantz Bradbury Associates exceeded all my expectations. It was quite evident Sharlene has been in the industry a long time and had a vast knowledge of jewelry. I had recently purchased a ring on a trip and needed it appraised immediately. So I gave Yantz Bradbury Associates a call and they were able to fit me in quickly. During the appraisal I was able to sit with Sharlene as she explained what she was doing and looking at. All my questions were answered and she was able to give me advice as what to do with my purchase. When she was finished appraising the ring a detailed report with pictures was presented to me. Her work was very detailed and thorough. I will be using this business again in the future.
Marilyn B. 7/9/2018
Ms. Bradbury appeared very knowledgeable, professional, and experienced. She wrote a clear and thorough appraisal. I would recommend using her services.
Gloria N. 7/16/2018
By luck of google, I found Sherlene and she is so so great and amazing at what she does. She does a full report on the stone as well as does a background check on the GIA report, and that was my main concern that I wanted her to address. Another thing that I found interesting is that on the website, there was a background check certification badge! And I thought that was really cool considering most other places I researched didn’t have that. I would definitely recommend her to people as well as bring other pieces in to get appraised. She knows her stuff and will definitely educate you while she works.
David D. 5/6/2018
We used Yantz Bradbury for an insurance appraisal when we changed carriers, as well as to add more recently acquired pieces to our policy. When I told Sherlene how many pieces we had and she booked 3 hours for the appointment I was surprised, but she is so thorough that she used every minute. In addition to receiving great service and advice, we got a real education. I certainly recommend using Yantz Bradbury.
Roberta H. 4/6/2018
I have used them twice. Aras Jewelers uses them and recommended them to me. I was very satisfied with Sharlene’s detailed report and she answered my questions patiently, as well. I would certainly recommend this company to anyone needing an appraisal.
Carolyn H. 2/14/2018
Great experience working with Sharlene. I’m the executor of my late mother’s estate and am very committed to ensuring fairness in how items of value are distributed between my siblings and me. I left a message for Sharlene, and even though she was on business travel, she responded quickly & an appointment was promptly set. I brought 5 items & rather than proceed with & charge me for all five, she was very honest with me that two of them did not really warrant a full appraisal & instead gave me ballpark values on them. On the three rings that Sharlene did appraise, her attention to detail was fantastic. The reports she provided gave significant detail on all stones, photos through a microscope & info that I would never have thought to ask. When my siblings & I divided the jewelry, I had them review the reports. They too, were quite impressed! Should I have pieces to appraise in the future, I’m returning to Sharlene for sure.
Jessica M. 12/7/2017
I have taken all my jewelry (new and family heirlooms) to Yantz Bradbury & Associates for years and am always pleased with the service, value and the expertise. Sharlene is a true professional, an expert in her field and I trust Sharlene’s opinion, guidance and appraisals implicitly. As an added bonus, her website now includes a comprehensive background check. If I were not already a long-time client, I would find that information very comforting.
Margaret F. 12/4/2017
I took several pieces of my Mother’s jewelry in for estate appraisal and I enjoyed every minute! Sharlene taught me how to tell the difference between real pearls and fakes. I even went home and taught my husband! She looked at the jewelry and quickly helped me decide the pieces that should be appraised and those that should were just not valuable enough to worry about. She’s ethical and kind and extremely knowledgeable! I highly recommend her!
Amanda B. 7/2/2017
I had several pieces of jewelry from my mom that I wanted appraised including a couple of diamond rings. Sharlene answered all my questions before our appointment and during our appointment took her time in evaluating lots of pieces, including several pieces that she told my husband were not good enough quality to waste our money having them appraised. I really appreciated her honesty as she could have charged us for each piece, as I had no idea what, if any, of my moms jewelry was high quality. Sharlene did a very thorough appraisal on my mom’s finer pieces of jewelry and gave us two official copies of her appraisal for insurance purposes. I highly recommend using Yantz Bradbury Associates as they are professional, courteous and honest.
Sabrina R. 2/22/2017
For some time, I had been meaning to have my jewelry appraised so that I could have it properly insured . I finally reached out to Sherlene, and I’m so glad that I did. Sherlene provides expert service and she’s extremely knowledgeable (and has completed a background check). I felt that I was in good hands. Sherlene answered all the questions that I had and she was very thorough. I highly recommend Yantz Bradbury to anyone in need of appraisal services.
Brooke A. 2/8/2017
Very professional and knowledgeable. I had a great experience getting several items appraised. The owners are also background check cleared. The overall insurance appraisal documentation was extremely well done!
Karen H. 9/22/2016
I cannot say enough wonderful things about Sherlene of Yantz Bradbury Associates. I had many pieces to get appraised for insurance purposes and she spent all day working on the project. She is an absolute expert in her field with so much experience and knowledge. She shared many interesting facts about the jewelry, it’s origin, the types of stones etc. I have already recommended her to so many people in the area. I will also contact her again for all future appraisals and gem and jewelry questions in general. She is fantastic!
Julie I. 9/12/2016
Sherlene came out to my house and worked with me to evaluate the pieces I had. She brought all the needed equipment to research, test, clean, and evaluate the jewelry for the appraisal documents. She was very nice to work with and provided excellent service. I will use her services again for certain.
Joel P. 9/19/2016
We used Yantz Bradbury associates for jewelry appraisal for estate taxes purposes after a death in the family. The entire time, Sherlene kept me informed. I felt safe knowing that she treated my family possessions as her own. She was very knowledgeable and was in communication with me throughout the process. I cannot recommend Yantz-Bradbury Associates enough. In fact, we plan on bringing multiple pieces to her in the near future for insurance appraisal purposes. They are fair, honest, and the report that returned was very detailed. All of my questions were answered. Thank you Yantz-Bradbury.
Bethany R. 2/26/2016
Thanks to the other Yelp reviewers for their positive reviews, as I wouldn’t have found Sherlene otherwise. My usual appraiser moved above Baltimore and it was just too far to drive. I was extremely impressed with her professionalism and the quality of her work. Her appraisal certifications were very important to me. In addition to the formal appraisal, Sherlene was also very helpful in advising me on selling some jewelry as well as local business recommendations for jewelry repair. If I could give her six stars I would.
Anne B. 3/25/2016
I was referred to Sherlene by my jewelrer, Dominion Jewelrers in Falls Church, to get some family jewelry appraised. I was very impressed with the thoroughness with which Sherlene worked, how she took the time to describe in detail each piece of jewelry, and at times, explaining important information about the piece or about the process. She is extremely knowledgeable about her business and I will go back to her with more items in the future. I recommend Sherlene as highly as I am able, and guarantee complete satisfaction with her services and demeanor. Her rate was extremely reasonable and I came away from the experience completely satisfied and happy. Again, if you need an heirloom or piece of jewelry appraised, Sherlene is the person to go to.
Leith S. 4/30/2015
Trust is an important characteristic for jewelry appraisers and felt very comfortable with the appraisal I received from Sherlene Bradbury. I had several jewelry items from an estate which needed an appraisal for the benefactors. Sherlene professionally graded the items and advised on the disposition. Throughout the process I felt Sherlene was trustworthy and had the best interest of the estate in mind. I highly recommend Sherlene.
Tommy P. 2/18/2014
Extremely impressed with the professionalism of this business. My wife’s wedding ring was appraised for insurance purposes and we were impressed that not only were we provided a detailed appraisal report which included several photo’s, but we also rec’d a detailed explanation of the appraisal process. Thank you so very much. Mr. and Mrs. Tom Johnson, Derwood, Md.
Smashley E. 3/23/2010
Needed to get my engagement ring appraised for insurance purposes. Sherlene was knowledgeable and professional, and spent about an hour examining my ring, writing her report, and talking me through it. I appreciated her attention to detail and feel confident in her analysis.