Frequently Asked Questions
What is your hourly rate?
I charge a flat hourly fee for any service I perform for you, whether it's purchasing an important gemstone or selling your unwanted jewelry. For further information, please contact me with your area of interest and I will provide an estimate of fees, plus send you my standard Agreement for review and discussion.
Where would we meet?
Generally, I meet clients where it is most convenient for them. I have an office in the Clayton area, or we can meet at your office, your bank, a coffee shop, or a jewelry store. Depending on the circumstances, I make house calls. Once I know the scope of work, we will determine an appropriate, mutually agreeable location for our meeting.
How do I pay you for services?
I accept all major credit cards, personal checks, Venmo, or cash.
Why should I use your personal shopping service when I can just buy jewelry myself?
I have established excellent relationships with a number of fine jewelers, estate dealers, and other related jewelry companies in St. Louis and beyond. Often I am able to achieve a better price for my clients than they would pay on their own, There is no fine jewelry advisor in St. Louis who possesses my combination of expertise, credentials, business relationships, and experience. The advise I furnish is an excellent value. If in my opinion it would not make financial sense for you to retain my services, I will state so up front.